In his newly released book ‘Liberty and Tyranny’ author Mark Levin criticizes the mainstream media for its systematic support of left-wing causes. In chapter 8, entitled "On Enviro-Statism," Levin focuses on the media’s slanted coverage of global warming and points out its confusion on the subject:
In 1975, scientists again raised the specter of global cooling. A famous article appearing in Newsweek magazine, titled "The Cooling World," concluded, "The central fact is that after three quarters of a century of extraordinarily mild conditions, the earth’s climate seems to be cooling down."...In 2008, the same Newsweek that gave weight to the false science of global cooling published an article titled "Global Warming Is a Cause of This Year’s Extreme Weather."
Levin goes on to expose CBS’s Scott Pelley as a diehard global warming advocate:
Consider CBS newsmagazine 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley. When asked why his reporting on global warming did not acknowledge the views of skeptics, he replied, "If I do an interview with Elie Wiesel, am I required as a journalist to find a Holocaust denier? This isn’t about politics or pseudo-science or conspiracy theory blogs. This is about sound science."
At the end of the chapter Levin describes the frustration of journalists who demand that more be done to address climate change:
New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, author of Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution – and How It Can Renew America, recently expressed his frustration with the slow pace of the enviro-statism agenda by wishing that "our government with the same persistent focus, stick to the same direction that China does through authoritarian means." China? This is the same regime that sends political opponents to reeducation camps or worse and has one of the dirtiest environments on the planet.
Levin presents the full facts and details regarding climate change that the liberal media frequently leaves out, while claiming to be the purveyors of truth, and as Pelley claimed, "sound science." 'Liberty and Tyranny' exposes this hypocrisy and is well worth reading.
Pelley’s comparison of global warming opponents to Holocaust deniers was made on CBS’s ‘Public Eye’ blog in March of 2006.
The Media Research Center’s Business & Media Institute described Newsweek's global warming contradiction in its May 2006 special report Fire and Ice.