For a snapshot of just how the liberal media works, look no further than their treatment of Greta Thunberg and Nicholas Sandmann. Take a good look at the very different treatment of these two kids - and you can see the media coverage of the 2020 campaign unfolding in front of you before we even get to the fall election. Here you have two teenagers, both of them 16.
Over the past couple of days, morning shows on both CNN and MSNBC have hyped alarmist predictions made by a United Nations panel about how global warming will impact the world over the next 100 years. On CNN's New Day, co-host Alisyn Camerota asked climate correspondent Bill Weir, "How do you get out of bed in the morning?" after he finished detailing the "dire" predictions.
The New York Times is stepping up its attack against the “right-wing media,” while ludicrously insisting that it itself is objective, which no one buys. After ostensible “news” coverage hailing 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg, the editorial page devoted its entire space Friday to condemning media outlets who would question her heroism. “Climate Kids and Right-Wing Media” was the sole editorial in Friday’s edition, an unusual signed editorial from Charlie Warzel, “Opinion writer at large.” Warzel loved Thunberg, but loved her apparent defeat of the “right-wing media” even more.
The New York Times engaged in its usual attacks on Fox News in a piece hailing Kathryn Murdoch, the wife of James Murdoch, Rupert Murdoch's son. Times climate reporter John Schwartz tweeted this summary of the article: "Kathryn Murdoch wants to stop climate change by fixing our broken politics. Her father in law is Rupert Murdoch, whose media empire is part of the problem."
How much credibility should we give to a 16-year-old when considering her qualifications to lecture adults about science and an end-of-the-world scenario? Greta Thunberg has been dubbed by the media as a “climate change activist” and a teen “eco-warrior.” She was at the United Nations in New York on Monday to appear before diplomats and others at a “climate action summit.” Only the UN has less credibility than a teenager.
CBS, as well as the other two networks, routinely push gun control policies over gun rights by a large margin. So it was a welcome surprise to see the hosts of CBS This Morning on Wednesday actually quiz New Zealand’s Prime Minister over the morality and effectiveness of her newly enacted policies.
CNN's Bill Weir has long ago dumped any pretense of unbiased reporting when it comes to climate coverage. His antics on Monday's The Lead only added to the perception of him as a climate change activist with a press card. He demonstrated this during an interview with Al Gore who, as you can see, knew he was in very friendly territory.
Graham Piro at the Washington Free Beacon found a fascinating nugget in the waning minutes of an hourlong Monday segmentt of the NPR talk show 1A. Host Joshua Johnson was speaking about how many Democratic voters strongly -- we might say creepily -- hope to see their opponents die off so the Left can get what they want.
After an Australian academic website called The Conversation tweeted “it’s time to ban climate denial” in the media, UC-Boulder Professor Roger Pielke, Jr., weighed in to show the consequences of such censorship. Pielke is a political scientist who actually argues human-caused climate change is “real and poses significant risks.” He’s also argued for decarbonization. However, he often criticizes bad science promoted by the news media or pushed by climate alarmists.
In July, Adam Grant, organizational psychologist at Wharton Business School, tweeted: “Agendas aren't driven by problems. They're driven by solutions. Calling out what's wrong without proposing ways to make it right is complaining.” This week, complaining was the order of the day.
The New York Times joined the rest of the mainstream press in hiding behind 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg’s angry, unscientific ranting before the United Nations to push a message of environmental apocalypse. Tuesday’s front-page story by “international climate reporter” Somini Sengupta and Lisa Friedman left out the full bitter flavor of Thunberg’s rant. The Times pronounced the so-called climate crisis as an undeniable scientific fact starting with the headline: “World Dawdles On Climate Aid As Clock Ticks.”
It’s climate change hysteria week and all the best in melodramatic, manipulative, and grotesque activism has been put on display for Mother Earth. Most notably,16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg’s dramatic meltdown at the U.N. went over about as smoothly as Harrison Ford landing a Cessna.