At NYT, Climate Denial and Racism Don’t Make You Fringe–but Single-Payer Does

20 April 2017 — FAIR

Bret Stephens
New York Times hire Bret Stephens (cc photo: Christopher Michel)

The New York Times is the most influential newspaper in the English-language world, not just because of its reach and leadership status within the industry, but because it defines the boundaries of acceptable debate. Being in the New York Times is a legitimizing event, one that cements ideas as not fringe, “other,” or in the realm of the dreaded, career-ending “conspiracy theory.” So it understandably upset many liberals when the Times decided to bestow upon hard-right Wall Street Journal deputy editorial page editor Bret Stephens the ultimate stamp of Acceptable Opinion approval by affording him a regular op-ed column in the Times.

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With White House Embracing Climate Denial, Will Corporate Media Treat It as Science?

10 March 2017 — FAIR

CNBC: EPA chief Scott Pruitt says carbon dioxide is not a primary contributor to global warmingCNBC‘s Joe Kernan interviewing climate denialist EPA chief Scott Pruitt.

If the public rollout of the Trump administration’s new EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt, is any indication, the Earth’s climate will suffer even greater, irreversible damage during the next four years. And the corporate media’s coverage of it may only make it worse. Continue reading this...

If GOP Gets Climate ‘Science’ From Breitbart, God Help the Planet

4 December 2016 — FAIR

The US House Committee on Science, Space and Technology recently tweeted an article by Breitbart, stating “@BreitbartNews: Global Temperatures Plunge. Icy Silence From Climate Alarmists.”

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ responded to the committee’s tweet: “Where’d you get your PhD? Trump University?” Continue reading this...