May
12
2014

The Wrong Response to Rubio's Climate Nonsense

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Rising GOP star Marco Rubio doesn't believe in climate change. But watch how the reporter who asked him about it reacts.

May
09
2014

FAIR TV: Crossfire Climate Change, CIA & Polio and ABC Loves Disney

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This week on the show: CNN brings back Crossfire–but isn't it time to stop "debating" climate change? Plus a look at big media leaving the CIA out of their reporting on the resurgence of polio, while ABC News brings viewers an infomercial for parent company Disney.

May
09
2014

Can Crossfire Have a Climate Change Debate Without Climate Change Denial?

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It's enough to make you wish Crossfire would take another break–or at least decide that the climate crisis demands an entirely different sort of debate.

May
05
2014

Silly Environmentalists, Getting Upset Over a Little Pipeline

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'Both sides' are exaggerating the impact of the Keystone XL pipeline, says a Washington Post reporter. He's half-right.

Apr
11
2014

Let's Stop Looking at the Downside of Climate Change

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New York Times op-ed writers shed crocodile tears over the prospect that climate advocates they have done their level best to undermine might not be getting their message out effectively.

Apr
10
2014

Meet the Press Gets Out of the Beltway–But Takes Washington Worldview Along

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NBC's Meet the Press is introducing segments called "Meeting America," billed as an attempt to get out of the Beltway bubble. It's a fine idea in theory, but their first installment, a look at the Keystone XL pipeline, was a flop.

Mar
18
2014

Public Confused About Climate Change? It's Everybody's Fault But the Media's

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Too hear the New York Times tell it, public misperceptions about the reality and severity of climate change aren't just the fault of the fossil-fuel industry–scientists are also to blame, for being too nuanced.

Feb
21
2014

FAIR TV: Climate Change False Balance, MSNBC Cheers Its Boss, Apology-Free O'Reilly

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David Gregory seemed to say that the science on climate change was settled. So why did he have a debate about whether climate change is happening? Plus MSNBC's Morning Joe cheers on its corporate parent, while Bill O'Reilly gives us one more example of why Fox News is so special.

Feb
18
2014

Meet the Press Meets Climate Change

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Think the days of climate change 'false balance' are over? Think again.

Feb
03
2014

Obama's Keystone Moment: Will He Finally Be Nice to Republicans?

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NBC news personalities Chuck Todd and David Gregory wondered if Obama would seize the Keystone XL decision as an important historical moment. Not to take a stand against climate change and the burning of untapped fossil fuels–but to do something Republicans might like.

Jan
23
2014

O'Reilly Brings You Stories Big Media Won't Touch!

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Bill O'Reilly wanted to make clear that the Factor brings viewers some perspectives missing from the bland, liberal newscasts. Let's look at the episode where he made this claim to see what he might be talking about.

Jan
16
2014

USA Today: Fracking Makes You Rich! (And Also Maybe Sick, Too)

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USA Today touts Texans striking it rich in the oil/gas business–"OIL!" is the front-page headline, and that captures the tone of the piece.

Jan
10
2014

FAIR TV: Misremembering Fallujah, CNN Climate 'Balance,' Discussing the Left Without the Left

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Media are remembering Fallujah–but what are they forgetting? The CNN debate show Crossfire gives viewers false balance on climate change, and ABC's This Week talks about the "resurgent left"–without much input from the left.