Julia A. Seymour of the Business Media Institute reports today that ABC, CBS and NBC morning and evening news have not yet reported on the Climategate scandal…12 days into the story, and all three networks are AWOL. That to me, is a scandal in itself:
12 Days, 3 Networks and No Mention of ClimateGate Scandal
Even as Copenhagen looms, broadcast news ignores e-mails suggesting warming alarmists ‘manipulated’ data, conspired to destroy information and thwarted peer reviews.
It’s been nearly two weeks since a scandal shook many people’s faith in the scientists behind global warming alarmism. The scandal forced the University of East Anglia (UK) to divulge that it threw away raw temperature data and prompted the temporary resignation of Phil Jones of the university’s Climate Research Unit.
Despite that resignation and calls by a U.S. senator to investigate the matter, ABC, CBS and NBC morning and evening news programming has remained silent – not mentioning a word about the scandal since it broke on Nov. 20, even as world leaders including President Barack Obama prepare to meet in Copenhagen, Denmark next week to promote a pact to reduce greenhouse gases.
Read the full report.
This is reminiscent of the treatment the networks gave the revealing ACORN sting videos featuring Hannah Giles, and Michael O’Keefe just a couple of months ago.
If I remember right, Charlie Gibson was particularly clueless on that one. He’s asleep at the wheel on Climategate as well:
Read Mark Tappscott’s excellent post: The fix is in, liberal media selling out for pot of government gold
Watching liberal journalists desperate for a government bailout as they prostrate themselves before Congress can be so confusing:
Should we be embarrassed as these media representatives of the “best and brightest” beg for official handouts while proclaiming their devotion to independent journalism?
Or should we laugh at the irony of what is left of a once-proud liberal media establishment choosing to become wards of the very state they so vigorously promoted for the past several decades?
Speaking as somebody who has made his living reporting and analyzing the news for more than two decades, I tend towards the embarrassment option.
In any case, it’s clear that the fix is in and all that is left now is for the liberal journalists and their new masters in government to complete their kabuki dance enroute to congressional approval and presidential signature on a massive package of aid for politically correct newspapers and broadcasters.
New improved climategate chart:
The monkeys are “hiding the decline” in the first chart.