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April 19, 2007

Study: ABC, CBS and NBC Push Global Warming Alarmism, Purge Skeptics and Hide Economic Costs

Topics: Follies of the Mainstream Media
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Media Research Center has an interesting article on what it refers to as "Morning TV's One-Sided Climate Crusade." While I rarely watch morning TV, I've certainly noticed that the MSM in general appears to march lockstep with Al Gore's "the climate is in crisis and the sky is falling" agenda. Now it appears that a new study of ABC, CBS and NBC's global warming coverage conducted by Media Research Center has found the networks are giving Gore practically everything he could ever want to push his agenda, and even ignores the economic debate while pretending the scientific debate is over. And not only does nearly every global warming story exclude any contrary voices, but the coverage of Al Gore personally has been exceptionally positive as well.

MRC analysts examined all 115 news stories that dealt with global warming from January 1 through April 15 on NBC's Today, ABC's Good Morning America and CBS's The Early Show. These morning news programs had a combined audience of more than 13 million during the first three months of 2007. Unlike the networks' evening newscasts, the two- and three-hour morning shows have longer segments that should (in theory) make it easier to include multiple points of view on controversial topics. But MRC's analysts found just four stories out of 115 (just over 3%) contained any mention of dissent from Gore's approach to global warming -- and even those stories were heavily stacked in favor of his "climate crisis" position.
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Posted by Richard at April 19, 2007 3:02 PM



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