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Journalism entails more than stenography: PBS Newshour malfeasance re Clean Power Plan

October 11th, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Trump Administration’s decision to undermine America’s economy and future prospects by its announced intent to reverse the Clean Power Plan and expand its denial of that Chinese Hoax, climate change made headlines and created an imperative for serious news coverage.  Last evening, the PBS News Hour — often the gold standard when it comes […]

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Tags: climate change · climate delayers · climate zombies · Energy · environmental · Global Warming · global warming deniers · journalism · SciComm · science · Science Communication · science denial

Start saying everything is related to #climate change. Just start it.

January 1st, 2016 · 3 Comments

Simply put, amid weather extremes occurring within a climate change(d) world, too many are not connecting the dots as to the relationship between climate change and the hottest year on record/North Pole warmth/Mississippi flooding/flowers in a DC garden on New Year’s day/…. This is a repost of a 2011 piece (that has a rich 290 comment discusion […]

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Tags: climate disruption · Global Warming · journalism · media · weather

A call to journalists: treat #climate like a #sex scandal

December 30th, 2015 · 1 Comment

This guest post from Dean Baker provides a different perspective on inadequate media discussion and coverage of climate change issues.  In short, Dean reminds us that journalists do know how to dig to the bottom of a story and how to pressure politicians.  He asks media outlets and journalists to treat climate change with, at […]

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Tags: climate change · climate delayers · climate zombies · Congress · global warming deniers · guest post · journalism · Washington Post

Shhh … when it comes to #weather/#climate links, nothing to be seen here (@WashingtonPost edition)

December 27th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Shhh … there is nothing to be seen here. Even with perhaps the nation’s top political cartoonist on climate change, Tom Toles, and the excellent climate/energy/science reporting of the likes of Chris Mooney, article after article in The Washington Post discussing ‘weird weather’ in the DC area and elsewhere goes with nary a mention of […]

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Tags: climate change · environmental · journalism · media · Washington Post · weather

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics re #Climate financing in @WashTimes

August 12th, 2015 · Comments Off on Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics re #Climate financing in @WashTimes

When it comes to the use (and, more appropriately, misuse) of analysis, perhaps the most powerful phrase is “There are three kinds of lies: Lies, damn lies, and statistics“. a phrase describing the persuasive power of numbers, particularly the use of statistics to bolster weak arguments Today’s Washington Times provides an excellent example of this (ab)use of […]

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Tags: business practice · climate change · global warming deniers · journalism · media

Fox Affiliate Anchors Quit On Air due to political interference in their reporting: w/a climate science denial angle

November 25th, 2012 · Comments Off on Fox Affiliate Anchors Quit On Air due to political interference in their reporting: w/a climate science denial angle

Bangor’s longest running news team — on a combination ABC and FOX affiliate — quit their jobs to the surprise of colleagues and viewers. Cindy Michaels and Tony Consiglio have been anchors at ABC affiliate WVII and Fox affiliate WFVX in Bangor for six years, but claimed that the owners and managers had been increasingly […]

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Tags: climate zombies · global warming deniers · journalism

A Tale of Two Articles

November 12th, 2012 · Comments Off on A Tale of Two Articles

Two recent major Washington Post articles about urban planning and preparing for ‘Sandy-like’ events provided radically different views of the 21st century. While both 4 November’s “In a perfect storm” (Metro front page) and 5 November’s “In coast communities” (front page) highlighted the challenges for urban planners and politicians in expending (quite significant) resources to reduce […]

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Tags: climate change · Global Warming · journalism · unpublished letters · Washington Post

PBS News Hour’s public service: demonstrating the shallowness of mainstream modern American journalism

September 17th, 2012 · Comments Off on PBS News Hour’s public service: demonstrating the shallowness of mainstream modern American journalism

In a year with seeming unending demonstrations of mounting climate disruption and increasingly on-target science-based reporting on climate change, this PBS News Hour chose to present to the public a shallow ‘he-said, she-said’ report giving visibility to one of the blogosphere’s most prominent anti-science syndrome sufferers without providing the casual viewer any context for understanding […]

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Tags: climate delayers · journalism

“Weather Gone Wild”: Weather Channel soft porn? No, thoughtful National Geographic article …

August 15th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Have to say that “Weather Gone Wild” sounds all too close to tasteless (and discomfitting) late-night advertising during repeats of old B movies on obscure cable channels (happily not seen for a long time).  This could easily be the title for much of The Weather Channel’s programming.  In fact, this is the cover story and […]

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Tags: climate change · environmental · Global Warming · journalism · science

Will-ful double standards on statistics — and the Village’s tolerance of it

July 9th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Washington Post group writer George Will stands out in multiple ways.  In terms of his writing, two arenas seem to rouse his greatest passion: baseball and global warming science denial. These two passions are highly interlocked, not because baseball players will have to deal with ever hotter summers in the future nor the debate about […]

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Tags: global warming deniers · journalism