Gore says media miss climate message
Journalists have leaned toward balance at expense of consensus data, he says
After being the red-carpet darling of the Academy Awards, it was back to reality Tuesday for Al Gore, who resumed his usual role of history-spouting wonk as he addressed a gathering of national media ethicists at MTSU.
Using Gore and reality in the same sentence is quite a stretch!
Back in Tennessee on Tuesday, Gore told a crowd of about 50 people at the U.S. Media Ethics Summit II that the presentation’s single most provocative slide was one that contrasts results of two long-term studies. A 10-year University of California study found that essentially zero percent of peer-reviewed scientific journal articles disagreed that global warming exists, whereas, another study found that 53 percent of mainstream newspaper articles disagreed the global warming premise.
If you don’t agree with the man made premise, you’re wrong, and Gore says so. Yep, that’s gonna bring me around to his way of thinking. Uh huh!
“I believe that is one of the principal reasons why political leaders around the world have not yet taken action,” Gore said. “There are many reasons, but one of the principal reasons in my view is more than half of the mainstream media have rejected the scientific consensus implicitly — and I say ‘rejected,’ perhaps it’s the wrong word. They have failed to report that it is the consensus and instead have chosen … balance as bias.
Perhaps it’s because the reality is….drum roll please…it’s CRAP! No matter what we do, or don’t do, the planet goes through cycles. It get warmer, it gets colder. THAT is a historic fact.
“I think if it is important to look at the pressures that made it more likely than not that mainstream journalists in the United States would convey a wholly inaccurate conclusion about the most important moral, ethical, spiritual and political issue humankind has ever faced.”
The temperature of the planet rising a degree or two is more important than the murder of unborn babies? More important than the slaughter of innocents by terrorists? I’m afraid Mr. Gore is on to the realm of serious moonbattery.
Gore would not answer any questions from the media after the event.