Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Climategate: Last horse crosses the finish line

ABC news finally got around to mentioning the Climategate scandal after more than two weeks of broadcast silence on the subject.  Newsbusters has been following this virtual news blackout since the beginning, and had this to say:
More than two weeks after ClimateGate broke, ABC's World News finally got around to mentioning it on Sunday evening, but not to explore how the e-mails discredited leading scientists who insist mankind is causing global warming as, instead, ABC declared “the science is solid” and NBC assured viewers “the evidence is overwhelming that man is behind climate change.”

ABC reporter Clayton Sandell merely included, in a larger story about the Copenhagen conference, how “global warming naysayers are claiming that e-mails stolen from” East Anglia University “show climate scientists discussing how to fudge results to promote the idea that humans are altering the planet.” After failing to inform viewers of any specifics the e-mails revealed, Sandell, who didn't utter a syllable about them on Sunday's Good Morning America, concluded his World News piece:

The science is solid, according to a vast majority of researchers, with hotter temperatures, melting glaciers, and rising sea level providing the proof.
Well all righty then.  With unabashed advocates like ABC, NBC and CBS, who needs lobbyists?

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