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Media's embrace of 'climate crisis' raises
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Posted By: Pluperfect, 9/5/2019 5:18:56 AM

With its town hall Wednesday on climate change, CNN joined nearly 200 media outlets vowing to increase their coverage of the “climate crisis,” raising concerns that the real crisis may be less about rising temperatures than the erosion of journalistic objectivity. The network aired an “unprecedented prime-time event on the climate crisis,” a seven-hour marathon featuring 10 of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidates, who took questions early on from activists and climate-woke audience members, with nary a skeptic in sight. “We have 11 years to avoid the catastrophic consequences of this crisis. Food shortages. Rising sea levels. More extreme weather events like Hurricane Dorian,”


Did anyone watch that thing? I wonder how many did so.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: jalo1951 9/5/2019 5:32:27 AM (No. 171809)
In the spirit of Beto these people, all of them, are F----d up.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: SueDotSue 9/5/2019 6:03:49 AM (No. 171818)
The only reason this topic is still in the news after 30 years is that the entire US political class is behind it. For 3 decades US taxpayers have been forced to pay billions yearly to finance the creation of a global industry anchored in the US White House and Exec. branch about something that doesn't exist, ie, CO2 terror. These billions were formerly spent on education, transportation, health, crime, but now go to climate profiteers. The political class built what is now a $4 billion a day industry from scratch by effectively overthrowing the US and stealing tax dollars. Since 1990, 13 fed. agencies have been tasked with global climate dangers. Not a single member of the US political class will stop this crime. Science says the US is about 1.9% of earth's total surface and about 7% of earth's total land. US is only a small fraction of earth. Who is 'we' they keep talking about? Further, they never mention continuous reports proving that China pollution is carried in high winds across the Pacific and settles in LA basin and elsewhere on the west coast, has directly caused higher ozone in SoCal. They've repeatedly found China pollution in fish from Oregon rivers. Communist China controls global CO2, has no intention of cutting coal use, allowing inspectors, allowing accurate data to be reported to the public. But no one speaks up for us because it's a $4 billion a day racket. They steal from us because they can. US has no control over other countries' CO2 nor has any country shown the slightest interest in following the US 'example' of deliberately punishing and impoverishing their country to save the planet. Peer reviewed science says CO2 often lags temperatures, meaning CO2 doesn't cause warming.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: chance_232 9/5/2019 6:23:48 AM (No. 171827)
"Journalistic objectivity" has been an oxymoron since the Reagan administration. Anyone just now getting alarmed is 40 years late to the party.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bur Oak 9/5/2019 8:20:35 AM (No. 171941)
Journalism was killed about 50 years ago by the elite.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DVC 9/5/2019 12:46:10 PM (No. 172226)
"alarm about journalistic objectivity"??? HILARIOUS! There have been only a tiny fraction of journalists with any objectivity for decades now.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: MickTurn 9/5/2019 7:30:13 PM (No. 172585)
We all know there IS NO such thing as 'journalistic objectivity'!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: milwaukeeroad 9/6/2019 5:47:40 PM (No. 173340)
Oh, such blather. Cooler, warmer, move inland from the beaches...all doable if necessary. What we cannot do is provide a back up plan should the sun burn out. Once the sun expires, and it will someday, we are jammed. Wake me up then with your alarmist piffle. Meantime, please shut up!
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