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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Climate Sunday: The Role of FOX News in Denialism

Well, this study looks like FOX is engaged in climate change denialism propaganda to me. Way to go, FOX Mushroom Farm!  (As in, don't we think they should go, now?)  The study shows five ways that FOX hosts and "experts" misrepresent climate change:

1) Presenting contrarian scientists as "objective" experts while presenting mainstream scientists as self-interested or biased.
2) Denigrating scientific institutions and peer-reviewed journals.
3) Equating peer-reviewed research with a politically liberal opinion.
4) Accusing climate scientists of manipulating data to fund research projects.
5) Characterizing climate science as a religion.

This kind of reminds me of how the denialists I looked at just recently discuss the issue. Call it one part being the FOX News audience, one part playing up to that audience. And of course, understanding who their campaign contributors are.  If there's a climate change hoax--denialism is it.

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