Nothing But Fear Itself: GMA's Interview Ignores Global Warming Skeptics
As Mark Finkelstein reported earlier today, former Vice President Al Gore and billionaire CEO Richard Branson appeared together on Friday’s "Good Morning America" to discuss Branson’s decision to devote all the profits from his airline to combating global warming. Absent from the interview with Diane Sawyer was any mention of the scientific debate taking place over the cause of climate change, or whether, in fact, it actually exists.
While ABC ignored skeptics views of global warming, Fox’s "Special Report with Brit Hume" on Thursday highlighted one such doubter:
Brit Hume: "A leading climate expert from Colorado State University says the idea that humans are responsible for global warming is a fear perpetuated by the media, and by scientists trying to get grant money. Dr. William Gray is a noted global warming skeptic who says the current heating of the earth is part of a natural cycle."
"He says that even if humans did cause global warming, quote, ‘we can’t do anything about it anyway,’ saying that India and China will continue to pump out greenhouse gases and alternative energy is too expensive."
The MRC’s Business and Media Institute has been aggressive in their reporting of how the media skews their coverage in favor of environmental activists, while downplaying the views of scientists who disagree with the belief that global warming is a fact to be feared.