John Fund: Media Plays Up Global Warming Despite Hits to Ratings

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 08:21 AM

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Coverage of so-called global warming by CNN and other news outlets is driven purely by agenda without regard for ratings, according to John Fund, a Newsmax contributor and national-affairs columnist for National Review Online.

And that includes playing down a Wall Street Journal report that debunks Secretary of State John Kerry's warning about 97 percent of the world's scientists believe climate change must urgently be addressed.

"I don't think you're going to see CNN and all these other networks that love to talk about global warming talk about the hoax of the 97 percent,'' Fund told Dennis Kneale, guest host of "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"They're going to keep talking about this until frankly, no one is watching. Now Jeff Zucker, the president of CNN, is an honest man.

"He said last week at a major journalist dinner in New York … look I know these things don't get any ratings. I know no one is watching. We're going to have to find new ways to get these stories on the air so people will finally watch it.''

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But that approach is not about reporting the news, according to Fund.

"That is driving an agenda. And I credit Jeff Zucker for being an honest liberal because he's admitted he's not about reporting, he's about shoving things down people's throats,'' he said.

In its report, the Journal said: "The assertion that 97% of scientists believe that climate change is a man-made, urgent problem is a fiction. The so-called consensus comes from a handful of surveys and abstract-counting exercises that have been contradicted by more reliable research.''



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