Murdoch's Green Image Mucked by Fox News Misinformation

Tue, 2007-07-10 14:38Emily Murgatroyd
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Murdoch's Green Image Mucked by Fox News Misinformation

Here's a video produced by Robert Greenwald and Brave New Films chronicling the Fox News attack on climate science. These attacks continue despite highly publicized promises by News Corp. CEO and owner of Fox News, Rupert Murdoch, that his company would be cleaning up its collective climate change act.

H/T to Crooks and Liars.

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The Chicago Sun-Times recently ran a piece scathing Gore's claims (made mainly in both the film and book entitled 'An Inconvenient Truth').

The author, James M. Taylor, actually made up the quote he purportedly got from the paper on the Himalayas. He says that the scientists write: “'Glaciers are growing in the Himalayan Mountains, confounding global warming alarmists who recently claimed the glaciers were shrinking and that global warming was to blame.'” http://www.suntimes.com/news/otherviews/450392,CST-EDT-REF30b.article

But, in fact, if you read the actual paper, it says NO SUCH THING. Go ahead, do a search of the document, and you'll find it's clean.

You can read the paper in its entirety here: http://www.staff.ncl.ac.uk/h.j.fowl…cher_JC2006.pdf

I wonder why he would have made up such a thing, and why he would have committed such a blatant, and obviously deliberate, journalistic falsehood. We ought to alert the original authors of the paper of this…

I'll look into this. Much appreciated.
I have been assured by another visitor to this website (Paul G) that media efforts by groups like the Heartland Institute (paid by fossil fuel interests) have no effect on the attitudes of the public. You’ll see, even without any analysis or research regarding propaganda, that he’s right. All you have to consider is that the amounts these people are paid just aren’t enough to confound the educative efforts of climate scientists.

Seriously, though, how many more lies does this guy tell in this essay? Did Gore say there were more tornados? Etc.
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Crossposted from PolluterWatch blog on Jay Lehr.

If you're John Stossel and you want to host a segment to rail against the US Environmental Protection Agency, who ought you call?

It turns out, a man who was convicted and sentenced to six months in prison for defrauding the EPA!

Stossel's guest last night, Jay Lehr, was sentenced to six months–serving three–in...

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