07 Jun '11, 2pm

TV News Overwhelmingly Dominated by Oppenents of EPA: Report

TV News Overwhelmingly Dominated by Oppenents of EPA: Report Image Credit: Media Matters But Public Opinion Tells Another Tale ... Last April, a CNN/Opinion Research Poll found that a whopping 71% of Americans thought that the EPA should be allowed to move forward with greenhouse gas regulations. Before that, a Washington Post/ABC poll in June 2010 returned the exact same number. Before that support for the EPA was even higher -- up to 76% of Americans wanted the agency to move ahead with limiting the carbon pollution of the nation's largest emitters in 2009. But Media Matters revealed a funny thing -- if you watched TV news during the exact same timeframe, you'd get the opposite idea: 76% of the guests who appeared on news programs were opponents of the EPA's plan to draw down emissions. And what's to blame for the spike in anti-EPA rhetoric in television news? Well, ther...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/06/tv-news-overwhelm...

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