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Full disclosure. I’ve worked in television and radio for 30 years, and I’ve seen many examples of bias in my time. Bernard Goldberg, who was a reporter for the CBS Evening News, documents even more in his book at left.

After this story, there’s example of a pattern for what peaked in the 10:10 video. – Anthony

Exploding Children in Eco-Group’s Video Fails to Upset Liberal News Media

Shocking British short to promote cutting carbon emissions shows skeptics being blown up for not participating.

By Julia A. Seymour

Business & Media Institute

10/6/2010 3:11:11 PM

Red is the new green, according to a horrific short film put together by global warming alarmists in Britain for 10:10 a “Global Day of Doing.” Blood red that is.

The group 10:10 UK’s “No Pressure” video advertisement that was intended to promote its cause begins with a teacher lecturing her students: “Just before you go there’s a brilliant idea in the air that I’d like to run by you. Now it’s called 10:10 – the idea is that everyone starts cutting their carbon emissions by 10 percent, thus keeping the planet safe for everyone, eventually.”

Preaching global warming alarmism to children is nothing shocking, but the next part of the film was. The teacher singles out the two students who are skeptical about participating, presses a red button and BLAM! those children’s bodies explode as blood and guts cover their classmates.

Skeptical soccer players, businesspeople and even actress Gillian Anderson all get blown up in the “disturbing” video for not complying with the wishes of the global warming crowd.

The violent depiction may be a new low for the environmental movement, but its violent rhetoric has been in use for years. Yet, the response from the liberal news media in the U.S. has been minimal, despite the willingness of the same outlets to portray – without a shred of evidence – conservatives as “incendiary” and violent.

Despite the horrific nature of the video and the message that skeptics should be killed, the television news media, with the exception of Fox News, haven’t reported on it as of October 5.

The New York Times has run a couple of articles on its website, and James Taranto of The Wall Street Journal wrote a strong condemnation October 5 of the “green supremacists” that created the video. But, so far at least, much of the national news media have ignored the controversy.

The video was outrageous enough to upset even climate-change extremist Bill McKibben, who called it “the kind of stupidity that hurts our side.” Taranto said that the video had “drawn lots of criticism, much of which to our mind is not strong enough.” Perhaps he had the Time magazine’s blog headline in mind which callously read: “Blowing Up British Kids: Not Everyone’s Cup of Tea.”

But compare the minimal, isolated journalistic condemnation of such a violent and shocking film, to the volume of news stories portraying tea partiers and conservatives violent, without any proof whatsoever. On March 25, NBC’s Ann Curry harangued Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., about Republicans “encouraging the violence” against Democrats.

Curry specifically cited a map from former Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin’s website that had shown weak Democratic districts in crosshairs. She pressed McCain saying “Do you know, recommend that your party use less incendiary language?”

McCain replied that terms like “targeted” and “battleground” are part of the “political lexicon.” Such terms have been long used by both parties and by the news media without concern of actual violence, yet Curry declared “These are very dangerous times.”

A few days after that “Today” interview, CNN condemned Palin with an onscreen caption that read: “INCITING VIOLENCE?” as Palin was showing speaking in Nevada.

Anchor Don Lemon said on March 28, “Sarah Palin takes on one of the highest ranking Democrats right in his own backyard, all while causing another uproar by urging tea parties to quote ‘reload.’ And the question is, are comments like that inciting violence and name-calling over the health care bill and the like?” The panelists that answered that question agreed that Obama’s political opponents were inciting violence and were motivated by racism.

But Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen took the criticism of conservatives to an absurd level on October 5 by arguing that the Tea Party movement is like those responsible for the 1970 Kent State shooting. Cohen claimed a “language of rage” fuels the Tea Party and took shots at Glenn Beck and New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino.

Violent Video, an Attempt at Humor?

After sparking outrage over the violent video, 10:10 pulled the video and issued an apology which read in part: “At 10:10 we’re all about trying new and creative ways of getting people to take action on climate change. Unfortunately in this instance we missed the mark … Oh well, we live and learn.”

The 10:10 UK climate group, which has several corporate sponsors including Sony, Kyocera Mita and O2, along with a number of celebrity supporters, claimed the video was supposed to be humorous. 10:10 said its sponsors did not have prior knowledge of the video and Sony issued a statement condemning the video as “ill-conceived and tasteless” and said they were “disassociating” from the group.

Kyocera Mita is reconsidering its partnership with 10:10 and said they were “very shocked by the movie.”

“We wanted to find a way to bring this critical issue back into the headlines whilst making people laugh,” said more of 10:10’s apology. But is humor a valid defense for portraying the murder of people who disagree with you?

That was the basic defense Jim Edwards of CBS Interactive’s BNet gave for the video. Edwards said, “No one but the most extreme climate change denier believes this is actually what environmentalists want. It’s obviously just a joke outrageous enough to actually get people’s attention.”

WSJ’s Taranto wrote that “one may hope that Jim Edwards is right when he denies that ‘this is actually what environmentalists want.’ But it’s bad enough that this is what they fantasize about — and that they manifestly felt no inhibition about airing such a depraved fantasy in public.”

Full editorial here

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This incident would be simply a bad aberration if it were not for the fact that we have had a string of such blunders from the green movement.

Let’s go all the way back to 1990, where the National Resources Defense Council uses a group of babies, a John Lennon song, and Tom cruise, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, and Demi Moore to push what they are selling.

By itself, harmless. But it does represent the beginning of a trend in the global warming movement with these two points; be afraid for the children, and pay attention to clueless celebrities. It is a theme that has been repeated again and again.

For example in 2006, we had a little girl that was going to be run over by a freight train if we didn’t do something about climate change:

Here’s another from 2006 called “Tick” using dozens of children:

While I can’t be certain, it looks like they may have used the same child actress for both of these. Compare:

Then we have this difficult to watch Finnish TV ad from Greenpeace showing a baby that could drown in a bathtub if we don’t do something about climate change

There’s the drowning puppy bedtime story from ACT ON CO2:

Then they move on to the beloved animals committing suicide:

Plane Stupid’s Polar bears falling from the sky commercial:

We have this disturbing child rant from Greenpeace:

Then we had this disturbing and insulting ad showing a swarm of planes attacking New York City to promote WWF’s view:

911tsunami-large

“The tsunami killed 100 times more people than 9/11. The planet is brutally powerful. Respect it. Preserve it.”

Yes, there’s a whole lineage of shocking, angry, tasteless, and disturbing videos from the NGO’s that take donations and turn it into pure propaganda.

But we’re the crazy ones.

UPDATE: I forgot to add this one, probably the most offensive one, from the 2009 Cannes film festival.

Source: http://www.act-responsible.org/ACT/ACTINCANNES/THEEXPO2009.htm

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DocattheAutopsy

Bias is a great book– truly eye opening.
But it’s nothing new to use children to get your point across. We’re in a political season, so listen to the ads. If we don’t stop the debt, our children will be bankrupt. So-and-so cut funding for schools, or voted against a bill (or one-version of a bill) that would have put sexual predators in jail, which means So-and-So hates kids.
I remember the California Lottery initiative, and how they said all of the proceeds were going to “help our schools”. Well, the money was quickly raided by the Assembly for a variety of pork projects, none of which had to deal with schools. But if you voted against the Lottery measure, you obviously want our kids to be ignorant.
Most people react sympathetically to children, so if an advertiser can make someone feel guilty about actions that may hurt children, they tend to exploit it. It’s an attempt to bring up an emotional response, and often a response devoid of reason.
I find such advertising abhorrent, from any political party, but the truth of the matter is that you cannot form a reasonable argument in 30 seconds. Just like in political debates, you cannot form a solid premise, explanation and conclusion in 60 seconds. I know I couldn’t. So how do you get a point across in 30 seconds? Make it memorable and provocative.
I know I’ll never forget the “No Pressure” ad, or any of the other Warmist ads, but not for the reasons of the ad. I respond negatively to anything that attempts to illicit an emotional response without any basis in fact.
And Anthony, you forgot the Copenhagen opening video. Girl, Teddy Bear, World Annihilation. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVGGgncVq-4&feature=related

Jimash

““The tsunami killed 100 times more people than 9/11. The planet is brutally powerful. Respect it. Preserve it.””
Insulting.
Are tsunamis caused by climate or even weather events ?
Are they the expression of the anger of Gaia ?
Beneath the lowest common denominator, as well as contempt.
I also found it hard to believe that that anyone would release the print ad of the little noose girl just days after this uproar started to roar.

James Sexton

Nice job showing the parallels of the bias MSM uses towards both skeptics and the Tea party movement. Skeptics that aren’t of the conservative stripe are getting exposed to some of the most vicious mischaracterizations they’ve ever imagined. Sadly, this is an all-too-familiar tactic used against conservatives. Welcome to our world.
If the message doesn’t fit the dogma, then attack. Whether the attacked is based or reality or not, is of little consequence or matter.

Chuck

A while back I watched a video in Maui on evolution and how adverse evidence was oppressed by those in power and those who owned the media.
Human artifacts were found deep in Colorado mines that could have gotten there but through 100k thousands of years ago via ice age deluge.
We may have begat the Neanderthal when it is all figured out. We might be a monkey’s uncle after all.

Ike

The only reason I can think off, why mainstream media is not reporting on this 10:10 incident is, that they are afraid, that the public could leave the eco-hysteria-train too soon and hop on the skeptics-train.
just my 5 cent

Curiousgeorge

Anthony, you say: “This incident would be simply a bad aberration if it were not for the fact that we have had a string of such blunders from the green movement.”
I don’t consider them “blunders”. These people want a fight, and this kind of thing is deliberately employed to start one. Get beyond the immediate impact. They have stated that the goal is to de-develop the modern world, slash population, etc. What better way to accomplish that than to sow disruption and anger? You see it at every rally, every protest march. Anarchy and lawlessness works to their advantage, because it results in ever more restriction by governments in their attempt to quell it and maintain a civil society. Don’t you see? They truly believe that destruction must precede rebuilding in their image, and they are quite willing to martyr themselves in process.

Also the drowning puppy bedtime story from ACT ON CO2:

And here are links to the WWF 9/11 video:
http://www.break.com/usercontent/2009/9/crazy-9-11-wwf-ddb-commercial-1180487.html


REPLY:
Thanks, I’ve added these – Anthony

Chris B

Ironically, Russia Today news agency also reported on the 10:10 video, showing a blood and guts censored version.

crosspatch

The good news is that fewer people are paying much attention to the “national media”
these days or they take it with a grain of salt. If you look at recent surveys, the trust in the national media is at an all time low. There is a reason why Fox’s ratings are higher than CNN, MSNBC, and Headline News combined and why Newsweek and Time are seeing declining numbers.

It was 63 this am at my place about 90 miles due north of Key West. The Gulf locally is in the 70s.
The Hurricane forecaster on the local TV was whipping it up this AM for the latest extra-tropical storm in the Atlantic as he tried to pad their lame yearly forecast of destruction from hurricanes that just didn’t cooperate.

Schadow

Then, there’s this video showing snips of the snuff piece, plus two others, bracketed by an interview with Pachauri stressing the importance of recruiting children in the cause of promoting CAGW. And, keep in mind that he shared a Nobel Peace Prize with Gore.

David L.

“Bernie Goldberg. He’s a regular on Fox, especially O’Reilly, therefore his opinion doesn’t count.”
(I’m sure this is what’s going through liberal’s heads right now)

Zeke

During the most recent presidential elections there was a lot of political hay made out of the 5% unemployment rate (national) and the high gas prices ($3-4). I live near an extremely liberal state which has followed business killing policies for a long time. During this same period the unemployment rate for that state was 10% but it was always reported as “improving” or “dropping” from previous levels.
Our gas prices are edging passed 3 smackers, and the national unemployment rate is 10%. Now the liberal news media is dead silent on this.

PhilMB

Drop by http://www.vhemt.org/ for a view of where the greenazi’s want to send us.

John Whitman

Each person is solely responsible for maintaining & protecting their own intellectual integrity.
If a person transfers that responsibility to the press, then the bias of the press becomes the person’s own biased intellectual integrity. Sorry, you will have no valid claim that you did not know the press was biased.
John

Peter Miller

I saw the 10:10 blowing up of kids on Spanish TV this morning.
Next group to promote this idea will probably be the Taleban blowing up women for not wearing a burkha – the liberal media might just take offence at this.

layne blanchard

Well, lest we forget: The 13.4 Trillion in National Debt is very real, and unless we pay it off in the next few years, it’s dumped on our kids.
The Fantasies of Climate Catastrophe are quite different. They do not exist today and empirical evidence shows no certainty they will occur in the future.
Practical observation of facts vs Eco -Fantasies of the deranged…. who strangely suggest Econo-cide, Genocide, and Marxism will fix it all.
Not comparable at all.

James Sexton

Zeke the Sneak says:
October 7, 2010 at 10:03 am
During the most recent presidential elections there was a lot of political hay made out of the 5% unemployment rate (national) and the high gas prices ($3-4). I live near an extremely liberal state which has followed business killing policies for a long time. During this same period the unemployment rate for that state was 10% but it was always reported as “improving” or “dropping” from previous levels.
Our gas prices are edging passed 3 smackers, and the national unemployment rate is 10%. Now the liberal news media is dead silent on this.
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Not true Zeke! Fortunately, unemployment is down to 9.7% from the previous 9.6%!!! http://money.cnn.com/2010/10/07/news/economy/initial_claims/index.htm?source=cnn_bin&hpt=Sbin
They’re still in full spin mode. Soon, they’ll be saying 10% unemployment is a sign of a healthy economy, simply because we can’t seem to budge from the number. In spite of the $trillions we throw at it.

Gareth

I happened upon another World Trade Center attack inspired eco-advert a few days ago.
“For nature, everyday is 9/11”

commieBob

Never mind bias. The media tells outright lies.
The best proof that the media tells outright lies is work done by Noam Chomsky (sorry if the name puts your blood pressure up) on the media coverage of the wars in Viet Nam and Cambodia. Chomsky is a world class scholar (in linguistics) and he did a very scholarly job. If you think his facts are wrong, you can check his sources.
I am absolutely certain that the MSM is lying to us about AGW and I am absolutely certain that they will continue to lie even after their falsehoods are pointed out to them. Chomsky had no luck getting Time magazine to retract lies even after the editor admitted they weren’t true. (In my mind, failure to retract a known falsehood transforms a mistake into a lie.)
The freedom of the press belongs to the person who owns the press. Thank God for the blogosphere.

Douglas Dc

The msm may ignore this but the people haven’t….
Spread the word…

Frank K.

The dirty little secret is that “news” is simply another product, generated by companies trying to make a profit. It’s packaged, processed, and delivered to the mass market much like sliced bologna.
In the past, they used to get away with setting the news “agenda” and telling us what to think and shading the truth to support a liberal bias. Not any more. I don’t knowingly purchase their products (save for a small local paper) – I don’t even have “premium” cable so no CNN, MSNBC, FOX, etc. I unfortunately still have to support (to some degree) our “national” media (NPR etc.), and I feel sorry for those of you in other countries who, through you hard-earned tax dollars, have to support a giant “national” media complex.
On the positive side, the old paradigms are crumbling with internet/WIFI, and the old media will be soon be a quaint memory…

Francisco

The left has enthusiastically embraced the climate change ideology as a godsend. So much so that they have persuaded themselves they are the main architects of it.
The more innocent among them follow this out of sheer conviction: they have been persuaded that the planet is in grave danger, and that their actions are the only way to save it.
Many others among them have also discovered the sweet taste of money that is so liberally circulating to promote this ideology.
The chance to feel like heroic fighters for the planet AND getting rewarded is probably an irresistible combination.
Very few of them seem to be aware that the climate change ideology, and the means to spread it by lavish funding of the right kind of research, as well as its continuous promotion in the main media, was engineered at the very centers of the power they believe to be fighting. They are totally deluded. And so are many right wing conservatives who perceive this as a “communist plot.”
“The people who own the country ought to govern it,” wrote John Jay, a colleague of James Madison. And as Madison himself put it, the main function of government should be: “to protect the minority of the opulent against the majority.” And so it is indeed. The main media has always been firmly under the control (increasingly so) of the “people who own the country,” who I daresay can hardly be described as tree-hugging raging liberals. So if the main media has been relentlessly spreading this ideology, it can only be because they are being strictly fed this ideology by their masters, in order to spread it.

John S.

Children have been used in Left leaning scare tactic ads since the Johnson Daisy Ad in 1962.

David L.

James Sexton says:
October 7, 2010 at 10:19 am
…”They’re still in full spin mode. Soon, they’ll be saying 10% unemployment is a sign of a healthy economy, simply because we can’t seem to budge from the number. In spite of the $trillions we throw at it.”
Did you see that Congressman Phil Hare (D-Illinois, 17th District) said that disputes the existance of the national debt and will cast if off as only a “myth” that he plans to “debunk”.
http://www.wlsam.com/Article.asp?id=1978080&spid=

Enneagram

Evidently “They” (Cool, flamboyant, nice, beautiful, intellectual, gays, free thinkers, artists, poets, nature lovers, charming atheists, Gaia lovers, haters of those nasty and decadent people who work for a living, sons and daughters of Mommy and Daddy) are very angry against us non-believers of their cause, infidels against their “creed”, as to wish us to blow up in a gore’s bath..but, last but not least, what bothers them the most, is that we are the spoilers of their “carbon business”.

DJ Meredith

Don’t forget Ben Santer’s cute little cartoon…

Talk about the power of poop…in more ways than one.

Mark in Sandy Eggo

When I first saw the 10:10, I was quickly clicking on links, and I thought that this was a parody video produced by skeptics to show how insane they perceived the warmists to be.
After jumping to this conclusion, it took a few minutes to realize that this is a video produced by warmists that show how insane they perceive themselves to be.
Wow.

Barbara

Gareth says:
October 7, 2010 at 10:24 am
“I happened upon another World Trade Center attack inspired eco-advert a few days ago. “For nature, everyday is 9/11″”
Ok. So when does the US President announce the War on Nature?
If “the planet is [so] brutally powerful”, then let’s get it before it gets us! 🙂

Ken

HATE CRIME?
I can’t help but wonder if the pattern of violent rhetoric exhibited by so many on the alarmist side — if/when its acted on by some person, will qualify for “hate crime” & be prosecuted with the associated harsher penalties.

Pat Frank

commieBob, I have checked Noam Chomsky’s sources. I have the Stanford Libraries available to me, and I’ve made good use of them.
What I found after checking many of his citations in many of his works, is that Noam Chomsky has consistently lied across at least 35 years. His lies are very specific. He misrepresents what people wrote, or said, juxtaposes unrelated quotes, or prunes quotes, all to the same end: to make his targets look callous, hard-hearted, venal, and racist. His targets are almost invariably Caucasian men associated with, working for, or part of the US government.
He has engaged in a systematic and deliberate program of character assassination. It’s impossible to believe that he did not know exactly what he was doing. And it appears that his editors have rarely, if ever, fact-checked his sources. I have the goods on that guy, with many examples of his lies in my “Noam Chomsky” folder.
What’s really ironic is that he started his career of political commentary with his 1967 article* on “The Responsibility of Intellectuals,” in which he said they should “tell the truth and expose lies.” He has done the opposite. Including in that very article.
He is a mockery of an intellectual.
* February 23, 1967, The New York Review of Books.

Enneagram

Chuck says:
October 7, 2010 at 9:45 am
The proof that evolution it is not real is that Neanderthals and Cromagnons still exist among us. Wonder who they are? 🙂

pesadia

Advertising standards are at an all time low and they have been deteriorating for more that 20 Years. I can remember complaining about a company which offered a lifetime guarantee. I asked for a definition of lifetime and they withdrew the advert. The product was fitted into houses and they would not say if the guarantee was for the life of the home owner or the life of the house etc. Neither would they say if the guarantee was transferrable.
I think that nowadays, they would just have laughed at me and sent me on my way.
Adverts that exploit children would be banned in any civilized society and those who hide behind children to sell their message would be despised, as they are now.
Where is the Advertizig Standards Authority??????

Enneagram

To increase their sales they should seriously think in changing sides….It’s a good advice.

Jim G

No surprises here. The left is the father of the big lie. They use the same tactics regularly. First control the media & education, the rest is a cake walk. The problem is that conservatives are unwilling to fight as hard as the socialists. The street fighter will always beats the guy obeying the Marquis de Queensburry rules. Toughen up boys and girls or get your ass handed to you.

Tim

“the idea is that everyone starts cutting their carbon emissions by 10 percent, thus keeping the planet safe for everyone, eventually.”
Eventually. Maybe they should define that one? Lets see the geological record says 1500 PPM was the highest and we increased around 100 PPM in the last 150 years so we have 1100 PPM left to go and at this rate we have more than a millennium before we hit 1500 PPM.
No that’s not going to work. Lets blow up kids and tug at the emotional side of things because we aren’t going to win on the facts!

James Sexton

David L. says:
October 7, 2010 at 10:41 am
Did you see that Congressman Phil Hare (D-Illinois, 17th District) said that disputes the existance of the national debt and will cast if off as only a “myth” that he plans to “debunk”.
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That’s amazing. I would have a nice chuckle about it, except that it verifies the obvious bias mentioned in this article. Can you imagine if a Repub. had stated as much? That said, his statement seems to be pretty much in line with the current administration’s point of view. Money, just print the stuff! Turns out, it does grow on trees!!!……..Lunatics running the asylum.

Zeke

@James Sexton
Thank you for the laugh… and the glorious news about unemployment:
“it fell to the lowest level in nearly three months!”
“an encouraging sign!”
“lower than economists’ forecasts!”
“…we are in the recovery!”
“claims ticked below 450,000!”
BUT, “Economists say they’re looking for initial claims to fall to 400,000 or lower before they can saaaaay a jobs recovery has made noteworthy progress”
I was wrong 😀

johnb

Add this one to the list via Hot Air. http://hotair.com/archives/2010/10/06/another-brilliant-moment-in-agw-marketing/
A child with a noose around his neck standing on a melting glacier.
http://media.hotair.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/act-chld-noose-lg.jpg
REPLY: Thanks for the reminder, I covered it yesterday in a post, but my brain is full today – Anthony

Robuk
Evan Jones

One of Bernie’s main points, of course, is that bias is as much a story of what is not reported as it is of what is reported.

Enneagram

Zeke the Sneak says:
October 7, 2010 at 11:18 am
So you were around, opining about saturnine people…:-)

DirkH

AGW is dead in the News. For days on end no fresh fear in the MSM, neither in the U.S. nor in Germany. And this means that the pressure groups collect less money.
Expect more shock campaigns.

barbarausa

Curious George @ 9:47:
“I don’t consider them “blunders”. These people want a fight, and this kind of thing is deliberately employed to start one. Get beyond the immediate impact. They have stated that the goal is to de-develop the modern world, slash population, etc. What better way to accomplish that than to sow disruption and anger? You see it at every rally, every protest march. Anarchy and lawlessness works to their advantage, because it results in ever more restriction by governments in their attempt to quell it and maintain a civil society. Don’t you see? They truly believe that destruction must precede rebuilding in their image, and they are quite willing to martyr themselves in process.”
Bingo.
The Frannies of modern religious hate-marketing are themselves the newly grown products of the “educational” dichotomy of empty self-esteem ladled over endtimes nihilism.
They do have mutlicentury goals of de-development for “sustainability”, re-wilding, the whole Turtle Island fantasy.
They see themselves as merely cogs in a great set of wheels, and that alone may be their only honest perception.
It is the only honest (horrified) pity I can muster not for what they have become, but for what they might have been before being completely rotted and spoiled.

davidgmills

This is not a liberal bias. Are you nuts?
This is a corporate bias since all of the “mainstream” media are corporate owned. If the corporations wanted it broadcasted, it would be broadcasted.
What a crock!

I believe Douglas DC at 10.27am “The msm may ignore this but the people haven’t….
Spread the word…” has just about hit on the answer. The proof that man-made CO2 is not the cause of any noticeable climate change is well-known to us, but until the Lindzens, Moncktons, Spencers, Michaels, Corbyns and all the rest who have shown it come out of the shadows of the blogosphere and start shouting their convictions in the public ear, we will see the same old story year after year as we have done so far. How they do it is something we bloggers might usefully discuss but until they do, the left, the libtards, the politicos, the warmists, call them what you will, will continue to hold sway over the uninformed, and nothing will change.
If only it could be done, it would pull the rug out from under the whole AGW case at a stroke. Just imagine, every ad that mentioned “carbon”, “emissions”, “footprint” etc. would have to be withdrawn, plus the media would be simply stopped in its tracks.
Is it just a dream or is there someone out there who can work out how to do it?

stumpy

An excellent book on how the news gets distorted is “Flat Earth News”
http://www.flatearthnews.net/
I reccomend reading it – it covers the role of green and oil lobby groups in skewing the issue.
Unfortunelty the author used the union of concerned scientists as a reliable source (a green advocacy group itself) on how oil companys manipulate the media re: global warming – so that may not be that reliable from a green advocacy group! – but its otherwise very interesting reading and helps one understand how science gets distorted so much.

Jimash says:
October 7, 2010 at 9:40 am
Insulting.
Are tsunamis caused by climate or even weather events ?
Are they the expression of the anger of Gaia ?

Well, if you are Danny Glover, that is exactly what it is all about (remember the Haiti Earthquake as Gaia getting back at us for AGW?)

JPeden

But compare the minimal, isolated journalistic condemnation of such a violent and shocking film, to the volume of news stories portraying tea partiers and conservatives violent, without any proof whatsoever.
Yes, it’s almost flat out amazing that these rabid persecuters can’t find even one valid case of a racist or violent Tea Partier, which if they did, they would then say “proves” their case instead of being only an anecdotal example and more a case where “the exception proves the rule” to the contrary.
Apart from being logically challenged, I think such people are actually psychologially “projecting”, that is, attributing to others their own propensities because they mistakenly assume that everyone must be like them, and are even verging on a quite delusional paranoia, where it can then eventuate that they are the ones actually posing the threat or who are the true racists.
Spurred on by their “brilliant” Propaganda Masters, many of these people are also quite frightened and have apparently reached the limits of their own rational capacities. It’s strange how so many otherwise functional and normal acting people suddenly fall directly off the cliff into a free fall of gross delusionalism. “Perception is reality” has become a political propaganda tactic instead of a definition of “being deluded” or of an intent to delude others, and it apparently finds a large market of susceptibles.
Btw, I’m still waiting for the proponents of Universal Health Care who deride the comparatively superior American Health Care System at every opportunity to provide just one valid example of someone in the U.S. not receiving proper medical care because of an inability to pay – not that there aren’t any, but why can’t they find even one valid example, when ~”we know there must be a lot of them” as I heard Chris Matthews remark when confronting this same discrepancy? But if Obamacare becomes the practice, then there are going to be quite a lot of people who will be rationed into this very condition. The Gov’t and its crony associates simply won’t pay for care. And Sarah Palin whas quite right to point out that this mechanism will essentially involve “death panelling” and can be also taken to another level where more “personal” determinations will be made as to who will get what care, if it still even exists.