Skip to comments.Hot PBS Take on Fox: 'Helping to Destroy the Planet'
Posted on 12/05/2019 8:06:25 AM PST by rktman
The website of taxpayer-subsidized Boston PBS superstation WGBH posted a commentary by local professor Dan Kennedy on December 3 provocatively titled "How Fox News Is Helping Destroy the Planet." Kennedy writes a column weekly for WGBHNews.com and is a panelist on their local show Beat the Press. He began: "Want to fight climate change? Tell your elderly relatives to turn off Fox News."
Kennedy cites the latest poll from the liberal Pew Research Center showing about two-thirds of U.S. adults (67%) say the federal government is doing too little to reduce the effects of climate change, and similar shares say the same about government efforts to protect air (67%) and water quality (68%). But older Americans have the lowest percentage thinking the government is "doing too little," and what do older Americans watch?
Earlier this year, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists reported on findings that showed rejection of climate science among ordinary people is uniquely American and that Fox News was the likely reason.
Citing survey data, the author, Dana Nuccitelli, wrote that Republicans who watch Fox News are more than twice as likely to deny human-caused climate change than Republican non-viewers, and 62 percent of Republicans watch Fox News. Nuccitelli added that the data suggests that the presence of Fox News and other conservative media outlets may be the primary explanation for why climate denial is more prevalent in the United States than in other developed countries.
And its further proof that Rupert Murdoch, whose family runs Fox News, is one of the most dangerous people on the planet.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...
“free speech” — to the left— has always meant shouting down opposing viewpoints.
Why we continue to subsidize a network so that it can continue to trash it’s privately-owned competitors is beyond me.
It's not what we watch, it's what we know. Besides that we are actually more capable of critical thinking, which we rely on more than emotional responses.
It’s always the end of the world with these fools.
"Fox is hastening the day when parts of the planet will become uninhabitable."
Parts of the planet are already uninhabitable: they're too friggin, I mean frigid, cold! One whole continent (Antarctica) is uninhabitable, the largest non-continent island on earth (Greenland) is nearly uninhabitable, and permafrost has frozen up 85 percent of Alaska and 55 percent of Russia and Canada.
The British Medical Association journal, Lancet, reports that 17x as many people die from cold temperatures as from warm temperatures.
Honest to God,we need global warming and we need it now.
I think the latter. I cut the cable so I’m not tempted to watch any of it even by accident. :-)
Mrs rktman and I were discussing that just last night. So yes, “they” really are that stoopid. Not alleged. Actual.
I turn off NPR/PBS instead.
The left has brainwashed a 2/3rds super majority on this issue, and they are complaining? Do they know how hard it is for anyone to get a super majority on any issue? The left has the votes to implement a carbon tax within the big cities, and they can ban anything they want to there, even Fox News. They should go for it as long as their insanity stays within city limits. They shouldn’t be so hysterical about the little fish that got away.
Ask the same people if they would personally spend $10 for the same purpose, and it will be 5%.
They can afford to have a dyke and a dike. Or something. Tone deaf much are they?
We have Trillions of dollars of debt
People have access to News and information from around the world 24/7 basically free of charge and we are still handing over tax dollars to PBS? Why?
The Federal government can never do anything that will effect climate change. The Federal government can't even stop illegal immigration.
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