19 Sep '12, 6pm

Petroleum Broadcasting System's "Newshour" and the Merchants of Climate Doubt

There's an old German proverb that goes, "Whose bread I eat his song I sing." Enter a recent spate of reportage by the Public Broadcasting System's (PBS) " Newshour." In a September 17 story titled, "Climate Change Skeptic Says Global Warming Crowd Oversells Its Message " (with a URL titled, "Why the Global Warming Crowd Oversells its Message ") the Newshour "provided an unchecked platform for Anthony Watts, a virulent climate change denier funded by the Heartland Institute," as described by Forecast the Facts . Forecast the Facts created a petition demanding that the "PBS ombudsman...immediately investigate how this segment came to be aired," stating that , "This is the kind of reporting we expect from Fox News, not PBS." Very true, this is exactly the type of reporting we've come to expect out of Rupert Murdoch's Fox News , a cable "news" network that provides a voice fo...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/2012/09/18/petroleum-broadcasti...

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