Skip to comments.Democrats Plan to Pressure TV Networks Into Covering Climate Change
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.
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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.
Who watches the state run Sunday Shows?
The same idiots that already believe in global cash grab.
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.
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.
Love the retort! LOL
I heard Al Roker blame global warming for Sandy. You know, the Cataclysmic Storm of the Century (because it hit the Northeast).
The media even knows that this bunch are like herpes. No touchee.
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.
The networks already do so it’s a non-issue.
They could provide video of the global warming research ship and the ice breaker stuck in the antarctic ice.....
Looks like global warming peaked in 2009....... the media coverage of it. lol lol
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.
Never seen Republicans try this.
They should write a counter letter demanding that TV networks cover Obamacare cancellations, bad policies and crappy service.
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.
Perhaps they can even spend some time showing the proof of GW? Marxists lie and have nothing else to offer.
Pray America is Waking
Bastardi has a good weekly report about the weather.
Last Sat., he went on a rant about all the coverage globull warming gets and how it’s all a bunch of hooey.
Like the news networks "discuss" all the other democrat pet issues.
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.
This is why TVs come with remotes.
With of course the implied threat that the FCC will make their lives a living hell if they do not comply.
Hippy Dippy Weatherman.....Carlin
Why do you think that happened?
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.
LOL - Good one G.
-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.
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'...
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.
Here's yer glow-bull warming:
They’re still grumpy because Caliph Baraq used up the 24 months of Democrat control to pass Obamacare and whiffed on Cap’N’Tax.
In other words, stop giving airtime and column inches to climate change “deniers.”