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Democrats Plan to Pressure TV Networks Into Covering Climate Change
National Journal ^ | January 15, 2014 | Ben German

Posted on 01/15/2014 4:08:49 AM PST by Biggirl

Senate Democrats pledging to get more aggressive on climate change will soon pressure the major TV networks to give the topic far greater attention on the Sunday talking-head shows.

Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, are gathering colleagues' signatures on a letter to the networks asserting that they're ignoring global warming.

"It is beyond my comprehension that you have ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox, that their Sunday shows have discussed climate change in 2012, collectively, for all of eight minutes," Sanders said, citing analysis by the liberal watchdog group Media Matters for America.

(Excerpt) Read more at nationaljournal.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democrats; globalwarming; networks; tv

1 posted on 01/15/2014 4:08:50 AM PST by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

My local stations all cover climate change several times each day. They have full time staff, fancy graphics, doppler radar, etc..

It’s called “The Weather”; these Senators should check it out. It’s quite helpful. Perhaps it would help keep them from being all wet and in the dark.


2 posted on 01/15/2014 4:11:54 AM PST by IamConservative (The soul of my lifes journey is Liberty!)
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To: Biggirl

Who watches the state run Sunday Shows?
The same idiots that already believe in global cash grab.


3 posted on 01/15/2014 4:13:08 AM PST by cp124 (Government is value subtracted.)
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To: Biggirl

Yes, the Communist need an issue to distract Americans from their takeover of America. They have their boy in the White House, so it should be a piece of cake for them.


4 posted on 01/15/2014 4:21:43 AM PST by AlexW
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To: IamConservative

We’ve got a good local weather channel. They do 24 hour weather with a little local news. They have a going green link on their page but don’t push it in their broadcasting.

http://www.wilx.com/weather


5 posted on 01/15/2014 4:25:05 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Biggirl
Here is what is prompting this:

more at:

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/01/15/the-rise-and-fall-of-global-newspaper-coverage-of-global-warming-and-climate-change/

6 posted on 01/15/2014 4:26:05 AM PST by kidd
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To: IamConservative

Love the retort! LOL


7 posted on 01/15/2014 4:27:36 AM PST by blaveda
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To: Biggirl

I heard Al Roker blame global warming for Sandy. You know, the Cataclysmic Storm of the Century (because it hit the Northeast).


8 posted on 01/15/2014 4:32:02 AM PST by Rocky (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell)
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To: Biggirl

The media even knows that this bunch are like herpes. No touchee.


9 posted on 01/15/2014 4:32:11 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Biggirl; cogitator
It started out ok in the mid 2000's. We even had full time global warming coverage from cogitator. For example: Will 2005 Set a Record For Warmth? Does It Matter?

As Pat Michaels pointed out in that thread, the global average temperature was rising 0.16C per decade and that was no cause for concern. Now the rate of increase has slowed to about 1/2 that, 0.08C per decade. Yet the fearmongers are shriller than ever.

10 posted on 01/15/2014 4:36:39 AM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: Biggirl

The networks already do so it’s a non-issue.


11 posted on 01/15/2014 4:39:25 AM PST by maddog55
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To: Biggirl

They could provide video of the global warming research ship and the ice breaker stuck in the antarctic ice.....


12 posted on 01/15/2014 4:44:45 AM PST by G Larry
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To: kidd

Looks like global warming peaked in 2009....... the media coverage of it. lol lol


13 posted on 01/15/2014 4:48:59 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Biggirl

This is sounding more and more like the old Soviet Union. The statist politicians are telling their state-run media how many minutes of Big Government propaganda they should be running. This is not an American MO.


14 posted on 01/15/2014 4:51:02 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Biggirl

Never seen Republicans try this.

They should write a counter letter demanding that TV networks cover Obamacare cancellations, bad policies and crappy service.


15 posted on 01/15/2014 4:58:33 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: Biggirl

If global warming is too bogus for the leftist propaganda networks to spin, it is time for the Church of Climatology to move on, maybe back to the ice age. They can’t move forward to current science, nor accept the frost on their noses as a sign of cold weather.


16 posted on 01/15/2014 5:03:32 AM PST by pallis
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To: Biggirl

Perhaps they can even spend some time showing the proof of GW? Marxists lie and have nothing else to offer.

Pray America is Waking


17 posted on 01/15/2014 5:16:17 AM PST by bray ("The Republic of Texas 2022" is coming in Feb)
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To: Biggirl

Bastardi has a good weekly report about the weather.

http://www.weatherbell.com/saturday-summary-january-11-2014

Last Sat., he went on a rant about all the coverage globull warming gets and how it’s all a bunch of hooey.


18 posted on 01/15/2014 5:44:55 AM PST by randita
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To: Biggirl
"It is beyond my comprehension that you have ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox, that their Sunday shows have discussed climate change in 2012, collectively, for all of eight minutes,"

"Discuss", gotcha.

Like the news networks "discuss" all the other democrat pet issues.

19 posted on 01/15/2014 6:01:30 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Biggirl

Rush Limbaugh talks about it plenty. I hope some Republican attaches a resolution praising Limbaugh for his open discussions about the topic. That would really frost the Dems.


20 posted on 01/15/2014 6:06:37 AM PST by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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To: Biggirl

This is why TVs come with remotes.


21 posted on 01/15/2014 6:22:50 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where are Holder's "po folks" getting the I.D.s to sign up for ObamaCare?)
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To: Biggirl

With of course the implied threat that the FCC will make their lives a living hell if they do not comply.


22 posted on 01/15/2014 6:26:31 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Biggirl
PRESSURE??

WTF? Why do they feel the need to pressure? Doesn't the RAT clown admin control the "news" media NOW? Do they want to dictate how entertainment covers climate also?

They want TOTAL CONTROL OVER EVERY HUMAN BEING ON THE PLANET and will not rest until they achieve this. We are all slaves to this tyrannical Government now - how much worse are "WE THE PEOPLE" going to allow this to become before we have REVOLUTION II?
23 posted on 01/15/2014 6:30:32 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Biggirl

Hippy Dippy Weatherman.....Carlin


24 posted on 01/15/2014 6:37:48 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: kidd

Why do you think that happened?


25 posted on 01/15/2014 6:54:51 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: Biggirl

I’ve finally figured out why the Global Warming push.
I was watching a show called Africa on I think Animal Planet.

They were showing of Africans were helping to save wildlife and re-plant trees.
Then I thought, “Where are they getting the $$$ to do this?”
Paying people to protect animals.
Paying people to plant trees to prevent further desert growth.

The answer I suspect is “Cap and Trade” taxes collected from the USA.

This maps with Van Jones being originally assigned to environmental issues under Obama.
California likes to spend $$$ protecting animals so its a “Feel Good” law.
“Cap and Trade” tax targets corporations so voters don’t feel like they are effected.

The end result is Billions more of USA tax money gets funneled into Africa without Congressional oversite thru “Cap and Trade” which has no sunset clause and will only increase over time.


26 posted on 01/15/2014 6:55:43 AM PST by Zathras
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To: G Larry
They could provide video of the global warming research ship and the ice breaker stuck in the antarctic ice...

LOL - Good one G.

27 posted on 01/15/2014 6:56:27 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: GOPJ

-Because efforts to redistribute wealth using climate as an excuse have fallen flat
-It is really low on issue priority lists for voters
-The carbon credit market has essentially collapsed
-MSM customer apathy on the subject

Or a combination of these.

But the amount of MSM coverage on the subject has nothing to do with climate or the lack of change in the climate.


28 posted on 01/15/2014 7:29:24 AM PST by kidd
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To: Biggirl
Something has to be done to deal with the media situation. The Fist Amendment was designed to protect Freedom of the Press to allow a free and open exchange of political ideas. Instead, the Marxists have used our own freedom against us by monopolizing the media and using it as a massive organ of public indoctrination and political propaganda.
29 posted on 01/15/2014 7:31:50 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: kidd
But the amount of MSM coverage on the subject has nothing to do with climate or the lack of change in the climate.

True, but media coverage does have something to do with how much money can be taken from American taxpayers. Warmists want the equivalent of free advertising - advertising that sells the cause AND the need for funding'...

30 posted on 01/15/2014 7:40:13 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: IamConservative

These idiots may find their influence backfire. The problem the media is having with “man made global warming” is that it now threatens their credibility. If they start reporting, they may have to start sharing facts. The dems might not like how the media reports on Global Warming.


31 posted on 01/15/2014 9:29:23 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (Liberals can afford for things to go well, to work, for folks to be happy. They'd be out of work.)
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To: Biggirl
Hey Bernie, Brian

Here's yer glow-bull warming:


32 posted on 01/15/2014 1:47:47 PM PST by skeptoid (The road to serfdom is being paved by RINO's, and Lisa Murkowski is their mascot.)
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To: Biggirl

They’re still grumpy because Caliph Baraq used up the 24 months of Democrat control to pass Obamacare and whiffed on Cap’N’Tax.


33 posted on 01/15/2014 1:52:43 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Biggirl

In other words, stop giving airtime and column inches to climate change “deniers.”


34 posted on 01/15/2014 1:57:55 PM PST by GSWarrior
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