Fox editor advised political view on global warming

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    Fox editor urged climate skepticism - Keach Hagey - POLITICO.com



    Fox News Washington managing editor Bill Sammon sent an e-mail to staff last December offering guidance on how to handle the climate debate, three weeks after the Climategate scandal broke and in the midst of the Copenhagen climate summit.

    “Given the controversy over the veracity of climate change data,” Sammon wrote, “we should refrain from asserting that the planet has warmed (or cooled) in any given period without IMMEDIATELY pointing out that such theories are based upon data that critics have called into question. It is not our place as journalists to assert such notions as facts, especially as this debate intensifies.”



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    A Border Patrol Agent was murdered in Arizona last night. And Six Americans died in Afghanistand on Monday.
     
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    And fox lies to its viewers for political purposes.

    It was the hottest year on record last year.
    GW is real and denying that the planet is not warming is insanity.
     
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    Didn't the Weather Chanel, way back, misplace everyone on staff that would not buy into global warming? Aren't College Professors, by far, Liberal? Why is that?
     
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    WOW, what a scandal!

    “Given the controversy over the veracity of climate change data,” Sammon wrote, “we should refrain from asserting that the planet has warmed (or cooled) in any given period without IMMEDIATELY pointing out that such theories are based upon data that critics have called into question. It is not our place as journalists to assert such notions as facts, especially as this debate intensifies.”
     
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    The problem with that statement is that it's bullshit. The data demonstrating that the planet has warmed during our current period is not based on data that has been called into question. That data is not a "notion", it is a fact - regardless of how much rightwing talking heads manage to intensify the "debate". One may as well debate the color of the sky.
     
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    Recent minor rises in temp over the past 20 years seem to correlate with your increased whacking off to gay Amish midget porn... so I guess it is safe to say that is a cause too... rather than the many cycles the earth goes thru and the various things that impact weather cycles
     
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    We had an ice age. It ended. The earth started to warm and continues to do so. The earth will continue to warm until we have another ice age. What's so hard to understand about that? People didn't do it, the earth did it.
     
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    What is Fox's view on Evolution?
     
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    Ok, we concede it is 1/2 degree warmer on average. So it is true on Mars as well... not many humans or cars on Mars last I checked.

    That the cause is anthropogenic is the part that has yet to be proved. But hey, you live in your little twitbubble.. ok?
     

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