Two Days Before Oscar: ABC Quizzes Cheney about Gore Film
There’s little secret about the media desire to see Al Gore win an Oscar Sunday. Over at ABC, they’ve given up any pretense of neutrality. Just two days before the awards, reporter Jonathan Karl quizzed Vice President Dick Cheney about the film.
In an “exclusive interview” that will likely be broadcast during regular newscasts, Karl asked Cheney about global warming, by beginning with Gore. “Did you get a chance to see Al Gore's movie?” asked Karl.
That was just part of Karl’s timely interview. According to the ABC.com piece on it, Cheney’s view that there is a debate about whether mankind causes warming or not is “a position that puts the administration at odds with the vast majority of climate scientists.”
Buried in that statement is a reluctant admission by the network that there are other scientists who don’t agree. The ABC.com piece went on to claim that U.N. scientists are convinced of a link between mankind and warming. “The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — made up of thousands of scientists from around the world — reported earlier this month they are more certain than ever that humans are heating earth's atmosphere through the burning of fossil fuels,” stated the story.
But the IPCC doesn’t include all climate scientists, just generally the ones they choose – exactly like how the networks handle it.
To get a better idea at how the media have been spinning global warming for more than 100 years, take a look at this report from the MRC’s Business & Media Institute called Fire and Ice.