Speaking of emotionalism and global warming…use of ‘Extreme weather’ as an emotional motivator is up nearly 1000 percent

Our previous story showcased a study that linked emotionalism and global warming activism. And so it goes with Network News, using the “if it bleeds it leads” strategy to make people afraid of the weather. Network Coverage Of ‘Extreme Weather’ Up Nearly 1,000 Percent Sean Long, Media Research Center Ten years ago ABC, CBS and…

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This one: The title “Battle of the Graphs” certainly lives on, even though it is approaching a decade in age, as there has been a lot of off-topic contention on this WUWT thread as well as a free-for-all bashing over at the “Stoat” a.k.a. William Connolley (who “takes science by the throat”, implying he is…

The perils of Science by press release: ‘overly exaggerated presentation of research findings’

From the London School of Economics and Political Science: The growth of the science PR industry has resulted in an overly exaggerated presentation of research findings. Science journalism is not immune to the budget crisis facing newsrooms more widely. With smaller staffs and tighter budgets, more science reporting is being done through press releases, many of which…