Saturday, February 14, 2015

Reporters told to stop interviewing 'irrelevant' climate change critics

By Paul Bedard | February 10, 2015

A new study of how environmental reporters cover global warming and climate change reveals that they see the issue as one America has endorsed and, as a result, no longer include critics in their reports because they are “generally irrelevant.” And the orders are coming from editors.  What’s more, the study from George Mason University found that climate change reporters are weaving their coverage into stories on broader issues to get around editors who don’t want a lot of reports on global warming.

 The study in the authoritative trade magazine Journalism dubbed getting both sides on the climate change issue “false balance”…….That debate is over.’ For this reason, he concluded, ‘in this day and age, including climate denialists in a story about climate change is generally irrelevant,’” ……“this practice of ignoring skeptics was largely supported by their managers and editors.” …….. “If accurate, this claim of a shift away from the ‘false balance’ coverage of the past is potentially quite significant, because research also suggests that how journalists choose to cover and frame climate change matters. In short, decisions about who to source, how to communicate uncertainty, and even choices of basic terminology can subtly shape how the public understands the issue…..To Read More…..
My Take - It's easy to see why newspapers are going out of business all over the country and why leftist radio and TV have failed or are facing dropping viewership.  The media is so overwhelmingly corrupt the only thing that holds all that corruption in check is the internet, and Obama is trying to change that with the Net Neutrality rules the FCC is trying to impose. When professionals, including scientists and journalists, fail in honor, integrity, honesty and truthfulness it becomes incumbent on laymen to become their conscience and the voice of truth for society.   All it takes is integrity, knowledge and courage.  See…simple!

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