Gore: Media, take note, the world is NOT flat!

“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.

4 responses to “Gore: Media, take note, the world is NOT flat!

  1. Pingback: Framing Climate Change politics — Truthiness reigns at the Post « Energy Smart

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  3. I want the media to fairly report the amount of money that the man made global warming crowd is getting.
    ITS BIG BUSINESS FOLKS!

    DUH!

  4. Thanks, Kent, for visiting. Yes, the “global warming crowd is getting” massive amounts of money. The coal industry, the rail lines supporting them, the oil companies … yes, they are “BIG BUSINESS FOLKS!” Just as you say, Kent, “DUH!”

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