Monday, October 21, 2013

NPR Gives Faux News Too Much Credibility

On Monday's Morning Edition, host Steve Inskeep interviewed David Folkenflik about his new book, Murdoch's World, which describes Murdoch's gargantuan media empire. Folkenflik noted that Murdoch originally doubted humans could affect something as big and complicated as global climate, but has come around to accepting the validity of climate science and the possibility that human activities could have such far-reaching consequences.

As you know, Fox "News" does not share that point of view. Inskeep asked how, despite Murdoch's acceptance of global climate change, Fox personalities can continue to put forward their rather skeptical viewpoint.  


Mr. Inskeep, to say that Faux News presents a "skeptical" take on global warming is like saying that one December morning in 1941, some Japanese had a spat with Americans. Their "news analysts" and guests have been overwhelmingly misleading, mischaracterizing, and deceptive regarding global climate change. There's a word for that, but it is not "skeptical."

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