Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Send in the Clowns: Fox News and its Misinformation and Propaganda

According to a WPO poll, 60% of almost daily viewers of Fox News believe "most scientists do not agree that climate change is occurring."
Media manipulation of information was common in places such as the former Soviet Union and Nazi Germany and is common in current day North Korea and China, to name a few examples. Now you can add the United States to that list of propaganda-spewing nations. The source of this propaganda is not our government, however, but Fox News, which is owned by the powerful and wealthy owner of hundreds of  media outlets worldwide, Rupert Murdoch.

 

Leaked Fox email: global warming is "called into question"

How is it possible for 60% of almost daily viewers of Fox News to believe otherwise? In December 2010, the liberal watchdog group Media Matters released a leaked email written by Bill Sammon, the Washington-based managing editor of Fox News. The email, which was dated December 8, 2009, read, “We should refrain from asserting that the planet has warmed (or cooled) in any given period without IMMEDIATELY pointing out that such theories are based upon data that critics have called into question.”

Billy O'Reilly says, "Shut up!  I said shut up!  You piece of s---!  Just shut up!"  He has also said, "Shut up!  Shut up!  Just shut up!"  But it must also be mentioned that he says "You shut up!  Shut up!  SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP!"

“But only a crank,” says an editorial in the Los Angeles Times in response to the leaked email, “would deny the underlying temperature data that show the Earth getting warmer…because to do so is to deny material and measurable facts.”


CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE "Send in the Clowns: Fox News MISINFORMATION AND PROPAGANDA" by Eric Brothers

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