How Fox News pushed climate change denial

How Fox News pushed climate change denial

Anyone watching Fox News coverage of climate change would be left wondering what planet these people are on. Now the Media Matters site has unearthed an email sent by Fox News Washington managing editor Bill Sammon journalists there to "refrain from asserting that the planet has warmed (or cooled) in any given period without IMMEDIATELY pointing out that such theories are based upon data that critics have called into question."

That hasn't stopped Fox News coming out and saying that it's coverage of climate change is "fair and balanced" (yeah right) and then inviting readers to say whether they believe in it or not.

In the meantime, Media Matters is determined to keep exposing the shenanigans at Fox. Politico reports that it's even set up a whistleblower site to encourage Fox journalists to speak up.

It will be interesting to whether any do.


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