ABC, CBS Haven't Hosted Scientists Critical of Global Warming for Almost 4 Years
If you think the Big Three television networks are providing a fair and balanced presentation of the case for global warming, think again. In the past 1,300 days, CBS and ABC have not shown one scientist skeptical about global warming, but both networks included global warming alarmists in the last 160 days. CBS did so as recently as 22 days ago.
Not only wasn’t the other side of the global warming argument presented; when the networks did include other viewpoints, the proponents were described as "out of the scientific mainstream" or backed by "oil and coal companies." Marc Morano, who runs the website Climate Depot, lists over 1,000 scientists worldwide who line up against man-made global warming claims made by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and former Vice President Al Gore.
Of the three networks, CBS gets the prize for shilling for global warming the most; they had no skeptical scientists for 1,391 days. The last time they did, May 15, 2010, they interviewed former NASA climatologist, Dr. Roy Spencer, but that was only interwoven in a profile of alarmist meteorologist, and non-Ph.D., Dan Satterfield. Just three weeks ago, CBS hosted Dr. Michio Kaku on "This Morning." Kaku, a physicist, warned of the "heating up of the North Pole" which "could cause gigantic storms of historic proportions."
ABC? Only marginally better. 1,383 days ago have passed since the May 23, 2010, segment of "World News," in which there was a 23-second clip of Princeton-educated Dr. Fred Singer saying he doubted the claims of alarmists. But only last September 27, Dr. Michael Oppenheimer, a Princeton professor, intoned on ABC that climate change is "bearing down on us."
NBC was the least prejudiced, but it has been almost a year since they have hosted a dissenting voice from the global warming alarmists. Last May 13, 2013, "Today" hosted Dr. Jay Lehr of the Heartland Institute. But more recently, on November 11, Dr. Raghu Murtugudde appeared and predicted the increase of high-intensity hurricanes from global warming.