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MSNBC's Chris Hayes fuels outcry by describing climate change as 'ratings killer'
Washington Times ^ | 7/26/18 | Valerie Richardson

Posted on 07/29/2018 5:16:54 PM PDT by Libloather

MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes’ admission that climate change is a “ratings killer” has infuriated environmentalists who accused the liberal network of being more concerned about its bottom line than with fighting global warming.

Asked about his network’s lack of climate-change coverage, Mr. Hayes tweeted Tuesday that “almost without exception. every single time we’ve covered it’s been a palpable ratings killer. so incentives are not great.”

His frank assessment was met with chuckles from climate skeptics like Anthony Watts, who called it “hilarious, but true,” given that global warming typically brings up the rear on polls and surveys of top voter concerns.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: algoreverysad; climatechange; fakescience; hayes; msnbc; ratings
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I always wonder how big their mansions are.
1 posted on 07/29/2018 5:16:54 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

When I read tripe like this, I always ask myself, “What is an environmentalist?”


2 posted on 07/29/2018 5:18:51 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Libloather

just how many tons of CO2 does an acre of burning forest omit? Imagine the ‘Offset’ needed from fossil fuel users to balance that!
Climate Change could be a huge revenue stream.


3 posted on 07/29/2018 5:22:39 PM PDT by griswold3 (Just another unlicensed nonconformist in am dangerous Liberal world.)
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To: Libloather

When they stop flying, driving SUVs, and living in mansions, I’ll start listening to their dire predictions.


4 posted on 07/29/2018 5:23:39 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Libloather

Our tax dollars allow NPR to weave baloney climate change into many of its segments. Lots of people only listen to radio on the way to, and from work, and listen to NPR. I can’t believe we still fund this monstrosity.


5 posted on 07/29/2018 5:27:47 PM PDT by Jacquerie (ArticleVBlog.com)
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To: Libloather

-—— “fighting global warming.”-——

What does that even mean when the earth hasn’t gotten warmer in 20 years or more...


6 posted on 07/29/2018 5:28:45 PM PDT by Popman (Wisdom is not what you know about the world but how well you know God.)
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To: Libloather

Of the 30 issues of concern to Americans, Climate Change didn’t make the list according to Gallup.


7 posted on 07/29/2018 5:30:19 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Libloather

Earth is 4.54 billion years old...

We’ve had climate change for 4.54 billion years....


8 posted on 07/29/2018 5:33:52 PM PDT by JBW1949 (I'm really PC....PATRIOTICALLY CORRECT!!!!)
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To: Libloather

He is a flaming faggot?


9 posted on 07/29/2018 5:38:57 PM PDT by raiderboy (Trump has assured us that he will shut down the government to get the WALL in Sept.ith the solar)
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To: Libloather

People just don’t dig #FakeScience?! Who’da thunk it?


10 posted on 07/29/2018 5:45:38 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: Libloather
The reason why it is a ratings killer is that global warming is minor and beneficial and everyone knows that. The media tries to blame ordinary weather on warming which is ludicrous. Weather varies far more than the hypothetical 1 degree of warming.

There are a small number of people on both sides who are obsessed. One side has the idea that global warming is a catastrophe. The other believes that manmade warming is 100% fake. They are both wrong, but they add a huge amount of noise to the comment sections and make it look like lots of people care.

But really almost nobody cares, even liberals don't care except for their usual caring about issues that can be weaponized like "ripping children from the their parents". Liberals certainly don't care about children.

11 posted on 07/29/2018 6:06:49 PM PDT by palmer (...if we do not have strong families and strong values, then we will be weak and we will not survive)
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Manmade warming IS 100% fake. Man is a ‘fart in a windstorm’.


12 posted on 07/29/2018 6:11:10 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: griswold3
An acre of forest will release the same amount of CO2 from dying and decomposing as that same acre of forest that burns

The fire only increases the rate at which the co2 is released. After it burns, there is nothing left to emit.

Trees and forests are really not long term storage of CO2. Obviously a tree trunk will store the CO2 longer than a limb, which is longer than a branch, which is longer than a leaf, which is longer than a blade of grass.

But a tree trunk lying on the ground is not coal or oil. Coal and oil will store CO2 indefinitely(millions and billions of years), or until you dig them up and burn them.

On the other hand, think about all the trees that are logged each day, week, month, year then sent to a pulp mill.

On the other hand, think about how many acres of forest are slashed and burned each and every year so farmers have land to farm in South America and Africa.

13 posted on 07/29/2018 6:22:52 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: txrefugee

Don’t forget taking private jets to advance fuel conservation!!!


14 posted on 07/29/2018 7:14:23 PM PDT by ontap
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To: Libloather

Remember folks they started out with global warming....then then records showed the earth was actually cooling. That’s when they switched to climate change....which is always happening!!!


15 posted on 07/29/2018 7:16:24 PM PDT by ontap
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To: txrefugee

Couldn’t have said it better myself!


16 posted on 07/29/2018 7:51:57 PM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Ben Ficklin

“On the other hand, think about all the trees that are logged each day, week, month, year then sent to a pulp mill. “

Those trees were planted after the previous generation of planted trees were harvested.


17 posted on 07/29/2018 8:00:05 PM PDT by TexasGator (Z1)
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“What does that even mean when the earth hasn’t gotten warmer in 20 years or more...”

That “global warming” was a slip. I don’t know what the newest label for the farce is.


18 posted on 07/29/2018 9:17:30 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (Socialism is for losers.)
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To: Blue Collar Christian

It is “climate change” - since it was apparent to too many normals that the Earth wasn’t getting warmer. Now if we get rain two days in a row we hear it is due to man-made “climate change”. When Hurricane Maria wrecked Puerto Rico, we were told it was white peoples’ fault for that very reason (an advance notice of who was getting the bill).


19 posted on 07/30/2018 4:12:41 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: TexasGator

Botanical material is not a enduring way of storing CO2.


20 posted on 07/30/2018 6:11:05 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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