Faux “News” Explicitly Directed to Misinform People on Climate Science


    Just how heinous Faux “News” is becomes clearer every day. Here’s the latest, courtesy of the National Wildlife Federation and Media Matters:

    The watchdog organization Media Matters has uncovered disturbing new internal emails from the Washington bureau of Fox News. The emails suggest Fox News’ slanted coverage of climate science isn’t the result of a subtle bias, but of a deliberate directive from Fox News management to falsely represent science

    It’s horrifying, but sadly not surprising, that Faux is doing this.  Basically, as National Wildlife Federation President & CEO Larry Schweiger says, “Walter Cronkite’s journalistic values are gone, and Glenn Beck’s are in.” (Note: for more on what “Glenn Beck values” really means, see Christopher Hitchens’ brilliant take). And we wonder why people are so utterly misinformed about climate science, not to mention about so many other things, when they watch this far-right-wingnut, fossil-fuel-industry propaganda 24/7, while avoiding real science, which clearly shows that “manmade global warming is unprecedented in magnitude, speed & cause?”

    P.S. Of course, here in Virginia, we’ve got one of the worst of the worst heading up the Attorney General’s office. WTF?!?

    • Catzmaw

      The Redskins suck, fish swim, and florid-faced Irish redheads should NOT wear scarlet Christmas sweaters …

      Media Matters is doing great work here, targeting these clowns and going after them for their deliberate lies.  I hope they keep it coming.  

    • Jim B

      I read about this on one the blogs and forget which one at the moment, but many commenting  on that site thought that fox had done nothing wrong so apparently the brainwashing is working.

    • kindler

      There used to be a huge difference between American media and state run organs like Pravda and Xinhua. Sadly, with the rise of Fox, that’s no longer true — management dictates content rather than letting journalists find and report the truth.

      What scares me is the possibility of heading towards what Italy now has with Berlusconi — a corporate mogul manipulating his media holdings to maintain his power. This in a country that has been considered democratic.