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Media Lies Aren't Limited to Russia

Media Lies Aren't Limited to Russia
A view of the venue during the "Our Planet" Special Screening With Sir David Attenborough at the Smithsonian National Museum Of American History on April 10, 2019, in Washington, D.C. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Netflix)

By with Michael R. Shannon
Saturday, 27 April 2019 09:30 AM Current | Bio | Archive

What does a ‘documentary’ filmmaker do when animals aren’t dying fast enough to support his fanatical belief in ‘Global Warming’? The solution is simple enough. The filmmaker takes footage of animal deaths totally unrelated to ‘Global Warming’ and lies about it.

Brandon Morse, writing at RedState.com blows the whistle on a Netflix documentary called "Our Planet." Netflix subscribers who view this film are paying for propaganda.

Morse writes, “One grisly scene in particular shows walruses throwing themselves off a cliff. We’re told that this is due to global warming, however as one scientist points out, this is a lie, and the walruses were being troubled by something far greater than “climate change.”

The propaganda piece claims the walruses are clumping together like lumps in bread dough because global warming has melted all the ice. As a result, the clumped-up walruses are falling off cliffs like lemmings with a BMI of 300.

None of that is true.

Lori Quakenbush of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game explains, “Walruses thrive on crowds and haul out in tight groups, even when space is available.”

Furthermore, the walrus’ deaths weren’t caused by a lack of ice. Susan Crockford, a zoologist and adjunct professor at the University of Victoria has seen the documentary and she believes the ‘Global Warming’ explanation is more fake news.

Writing in the Siberian Times, she says, “Despite many statements to the press, the film crew have steadfastly refused to reveal precisely where and when they filmed the walrus deaths shown in this film in relation to the walrus deaths initiated by polar bears reported by The Siberian Times in the fall of 2017.

“I can only conclude, therefore, that the two incidents are indeed essentially one and the same: that the filmmakers, probably alerted by resident WWF employees at Ryrkaipiy, moved in after polar bears caused hundreds of walrus to fall to their deaths. The crew then captured on film the last few falls over the cliff as the walrus herd moved away from the haulout.”

You might be tempted to counter with, ‘well if the ice hadn’t melted there would be more area for the walruses to roam and they might not have bumped into the polar bears and been frightened.’ That doesn’t work either.

The Siberian Times again, “Walruses have shown similar behavior on the U.S. coastline when space and ice were not an issue, and the reason is unknown,” says Lori Polasek from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. For example, in three successive years, from 1994 to 1996, dozens of male walruses fell to their death from cliffs in southwestern Alaska.”

This false and misleading documentary was funded by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). We think if the initials stood for We Will Fabricate, it would be a more accurate representation of what the World Wildlife Fund is attempting to do in its “Our Planet” propaganda film.

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.

Michael R. Shannon is a commentator, researcher for the League of American Voters, and an award-winning political and advertising consultant with nationwide and international experience. He is author of "Conservative Christian’s Guidebook for Living in Secular Times (Now with added humor!)." Read more of Michael Shannon's reports — Go Here Now.

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