Delusional: Google’s Eric Schmidt Claims Media Help Climate Skeptic ‘Liars’

In a bizarre speech, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt blasted the news media, saying reporters “don’t believe in facts” when it comes to their coverage of the discussion over whether or not humans are increasing the Earth’s temperature.

But Schmidt was not talking about the fact that the Earth’s median temperature has not increased in over 10 years or that the Earth has experienced ice ages when the atmospheric CO2 content was 5 times its current amount. Instead, the top Obama adviser was ranting against “liars” who do not believe in anthropogenic global warming.

Because a sufficient number of people do not buy into the climate hype, this creates inaction on the part of government, Schmidt alleged, according to a report by the technology blog The Verge.

“The media gets confused because they don't believe in facts, and public policy people get confused because they don’t believe in innovation,” the former Google CEO is quoted as saying at an event his company sponsored called “How Green is the Internet?”

It would also appear that Schmidt sees some sort of conspiracy to prevent people from knowing the “truth” as he sees it. Such a conspiracy cannot last long, however, according to the top-dollar Obama donor:

“You can hold back knowledge, you cannot prevent it from spreading. You can lie about the effects of climate change, but eventually you’ll be seen as a liar.”

Assuming the linked report above is an accurate portrayal of the event, it would appear that Schmidt, who is famous for his love of data, has clearly not seen the evidence. As NewsBusters has reported for years, the American news media cannot in any way be construed as anything but biased in favor of climate alarmists.

Here are just a few recent headlines from our site chronicling the media’s obvious favoritism toward Schmidt’s belief:

NewsBusters has published literally hundreds of stories documenting media bias toward proponents of the anthropogenic global warming theory. Eric Schmidt is entitled to believe what he wants about science but to imply that the American press is in some sort of conspiracy to “hold back knowledge” about his belief is flat-out false. If the media are guilty of anything, it is their unquestioningly worshipful coverage of hucksters like Al Gore looking to line their pockets through corporate welfare while proclaiming their desire to save the Earth.

Even if Gore et al. are correct in their beliefs, it is undisputed that the legislation favored by climate alarmists would do basically nothing to curb global carbon emissions. Only drastic, economy-destroying measures would solve the “problem,” yet these two facts are almost never pointed out in the popular media. It is probably safe to say that Schmidt does not see this as an effort to “hold back knowledge.”

Matthew Sheffield
Matthew Sheffield
Matthew Sheffield, creator of NewsBusters and president of Dialog New Media, an internet marketing and design firm, left NewsBusters at the end of 2013