Amy Goodman, producer of something called "Democracy Now" had this to say as she shared the state with James Hansen of NASA the other day:
Goodman blamed the ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) for what she insisted was a lack of coverage of the global warming issue for investing in public policy think tanks.
“[E]xxonMobil for example has pumped more than $8 million into 40 think tanks, which then provide so-called experts to the media to dismiss problems as such as global warming,” Goodman said. “These corporate Trojan horses are staples of American broadcasting – both public and private – that helps explain the reluctance of the U.S. media to even cover global warming. The topic gets three times as much coverage in the British newspapers as it does American papers.”
“When global warming does get coverage by the U.S.press, it’s present in false balance with the views of industry-sponsored skeptics,” Goodman said.
I would normally just ignore this woman as living in cloud-coocooland except that so much of the media seems so committed to this "alarmists are out-spent" meme, a theory that made no sense even before Al Gore starting collecting $300 million in advertising money to
promote his investment fund promote climate alarmism. Heck, I have trouble even finding articles that mention the skeptic’s position, much less give it equal time. The article makes the same observation:
However, unbeknownst to Goodman, a recent Business & Media Institute study found “a meager 20 percent of stories even mentioned there were any alternative opinions to the so-called ‘consensus’ on the issue.” The study suggested there’s a bias that only gives one side of the global warming debate, the alarmist side – not the skeptic side.
It is appropriate that Goodman made her comments along with NASA’s James Hansen. Hansen is currently looking to set the Guiness record for most media citiations and quotes of a man who claims to be censored. He also is quite a censor himself, using his government position to go after textbook makers who even mention the skeptic’s position.
Ms. Goodman and Mr. Hansen are very typical fascists. They define media balance as "100% my position, and no time for the opposition." Note the definition of media corruption as "false balance."