“There are still people who believe the world is flat … you don’t go and search out people who believe the world is flat and give them equal time.”
Al Gore was on NBC yesterday and ripped the media for providing a platform for “outliers”, people who merit being taken as seriously as card-carrying members of the Flat Earth Society. People who, rather than being given soap boxes in major newspapers, in Congressional hearings, on TV programs, should be laughed into marginality.
American Progress has a great write-up (worth a digg) and the video. The write talks a bit about how “fair and balanced” is distorting coverage, including a note / link to MediaBloundHound’s discussion of how the NYTimes gave climate skeptics front page coverage on the day Al Gore and the IPCC won the Nobel Peace Prize.