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Wed, 2009-01-28 17:12Richard Littlemore
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Anti-Gore Hate Mail Campaign Too Obvious to Be Believed

If you’re looking for  evidence of the gathering campaign to game the public conversation about climate change, check out this CNN post of Al Gore’s presentation to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Scroll to the bottom of the story and you will see that in less than two hours from the time of posting, the story attracted more than 150 comments, nearly all of them hysterical, bitchy, vitriolic sneers or classic denier talking points.

In a country that just elected President Barack Obama, this is not a representative sample - and I don’t believe for a minute that this is accidental. It would be interesting if CNN could check the IP addresses (or maybe, the IP ADDRESS) on these enthusiastic media consumers. I suspect that would prove this is a fix.

Tue, 2008-03-04 11:33Richard Littlemore
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Denial-a-Palooza is a Media Hit

… But Not What Organizers Wanted

Mainstream media seem to have caught up with climate change denial (caught up with reality, really), just in time to humiliate the assembled “sceptics” at the Heartland Institute's 2008 International Conference on Climate Change.

While Heartland wants to position the conference as a “smashing success,” the New York Times, CNN - even that raving left-wing apology sheet the Wall Street Journal - have all lifted their delicate hands and snickered. CNN, in a spot that left the cool dudes at Newsbusters apoplectic, went so far as to call the assembled skeptics “flat earthers.” (click on the seventh item here for Miles O'Brien's actual video.)

Thu, 2007-05-10 19:51Kevin Grandia
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Beck's "Climate of Fear"

CNN shock jock Glenn Beck's “Climate of Fear” special was a miserable failure in the cable ratings.

It most likely tanked because it played host to the usual global warming denier gang, using the same laundry list of global warming denial talking points.

See below for the youtube version of Beck's denier-a-minute special broken into six parts – and check out the research we have compiled on some of the better known global warming dinosaurs Beck features.

Tue, 2007-05-08 12:51Kevin Grandia
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Beck's "Climate of Fear" crashes and burns

Is it scientifically valid to attribute one instance of total failure by the global warming denier campaign to an emerging long-term global trend of failures by the global warming denier campaign? 

Last week's Glenn Beck denier-a-minute special on climate change “alarmism” was a complete flop. The evening ratings are out and it shows Beck dead last in total viewers in the 7pm time slot. CNN can't be too happy, considering there was a considerable amount of hype-dollars invested in this attack on science.

I guess Tim Ball isn't the media darling the US think tank s have been making him out to be.

H/T: Media Matters 

Fri, 2007-05-04 09:15Richard Littlemore
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CNNumbskulls: Beck's flock defrocked

Media Matters does a great wrap here on the scientific and political bona fides of the pack of deniers that Glenn Beck rustled together for his special: Exposed: The Climate of Fear.
Thu, 2007-05-03 17:23Kevin Grandia
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Glenn Beck "Climate of Fear" transcript

Haven't had a chance to comb through this yet, but thought I would post it in the meantime. I will bet anyone $5 that the word “global cooling” come up at least 5 times.

See attached.
Wed, 2007-05-02 13:41Kevin Grandia
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Does Glenn Beck really believe what he says?

CNN shock jock, Glenn Beck will take to the airwaves tonight with what our friends at Media Matters are calling an “Hour Long Global Warming Smear-Fest.”

Beck has long been critical of Al Gore and frequently tows the global warming denial line. But does Beck really mean what he says?

Or is he just the latest in a string of shock-hosts willing to shirk minor details like the overwhelming scientific evidence for human-caused global warming?

After all it was Beck who stated: “Al Gore's not going to be rounding up Jews and exterminating them. It is the same tactic, however.”

Mon, 2007-04-30 14:08Kevin Grandia
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Germany's last glacier gone by 2025

CNN has a story today on the melting of Zugspitze, the last glacier in Germany. Economic losses are already resulting, despite the efforts of locals to slow down the melting by creating an anti-glare shield to reflect sunlight away from the glacier.  

 

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