Fox News Distorts Climate Science; in Other News, the Pope Is Catholic | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network
The [Union of Concerned Scientists] found that, in 37 of 40 instances, Fox News programs misled viewers about climate science—mainly, by broadly dismissing it....The WSJ opinion pages fared a bit better: only 81 percent of the 48 references to the climate key words were misleading, according to the UCS analysis.
...I suspect that most of the 1.9 million viewers of Fox News primetime tune in to confirm their biases and bolster their belief that government and its regulations are forces for bad. The task ahead is to show that climate change is even worse—a tall order, for sure.
Philip YamAbout the Author: Philip Yam is the managing editor of ScientificAmerican.com.