Fox & Friends crops Jon Stewart quote making him appear to refute global warming

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    Fox & Friends crops Jon Stewart quote to suggest "Climategate" emails made him a global warming denier | Media Matters for America

    December 03, 2009 12:02 pm ET — 62 Comments
    While discussing the purported "Climategate" emails stolen from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia, Steve Doocy claimed that Jon Stewart "really took a shot at Al Gore," then aired a clip of Stewart stating, "Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very Internet you invented." But Doocy -- in a possible violation of a recent Fox News memo on "Quality Control" -- did not air Stewart's subsequent statement in which he said the emails don't "disprove global warming," but do offer ammunition to global warming deniers.

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    Doocy highlights Stewart's "pretty extraordinary" statement that "[g]lobal warming completely debunked" by emails

    From the December 3 edition of Fox & Friends:

    DOOCY: Speaking of which, next week, you know the president of the United States is going to be heading to Copenhagen en route to pick up his Nobel Peace prize. Extraordinarily -- Copenhagen is going to be all about global warming and climate change and stuff like that. Extraordinarily, take a look at this. Jon Stewart of The Daily Show, which has historically bashed Republicans and, you know, not bashed Democrats, really took a shot at Al Gore. Look at this.

    STEWART [video clip]: Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very Internet you invented. Oh, oh the irony. The iron-y.

    DOOCY: It is pretty extraordinary that Jon Stewart would be taking a shot at Al Gore, who's been on his program a couple of times. But at the same time, the mainstream media for the most part not covering this whole "climate-gate" thing. It just seems to be us and bloggers like you.

    MALKIN: That's for sure. And that is because most of the mainstream media have been the official enablers of the climate-change cult, and I did a column yesterday that was in the New York Post, another one of the few outlets that will tell the truth and expose this entire "climate-gate" scandal and highlighted the "climate-gate" deniers within the Obama administration.

    Everyone from John Holdren, who's been a global warming hysteric for the last 30, 40 years, to Carol Browner, who has a very sordid record of destroying data herself, to Spencer Chu, the energy secretary, who earlier this year compared Americans who challenged a lot of this cult mentality about global warming and climate change to unruly teenagers. So, there you go. These are the people who are supposed to represent sound science in the Obama administration, and not a single one of them telling Obama to hold on a minute and take a look at the new information that's come out.

    KILMEADE: I understand that people don't have their whole lives to dedicate to climate change, but if you read these emails, you don't need to be a scientist to understand. They actually say the word "trickery" when it comes to numbers and to reach conclusions. I don't know how the president could continue to show up in Copenhagen. He doesn't have a plan. He doesn't have an approved -- cap-and-trade is not even approved. So he's got nothing to say.
    Fox & Friends aired the clip over the caption, "All The President's Deniers; Evidence Surfaces That Data Was Manupulated."

    But Stewart went on to say, "Now, does it disprove global warming? No, of course not," but it is "catnip" to deniers <more>
     
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    that's nice, dear.
     
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    ZOMG!!!

    Olbermann is going to have material for the next 6 months
     
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    Your answer is to ignore Fox's lies?
     
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    Fox has to air all of the Daily Show?

    I think Fox saved Stewart embarrassment by not airing his confessing that he believes in the "Voracious CO2 Spaghetti Monster that's Devouring all the Glaciers" Theory
     
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    I can tell you're fauxtraged about this...

    The horrors...
     
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    Fox & Friends is not hard news, folks. It's an am talk show. They do all kinds of goofball stuff. At least they have the decency not to take t hemselves seriously, unlike Katie Couric.
     
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    I'm sorry, did someone say that they take Jon Stewart seriously?

    Did you watch the clip of The Daily Show that was cropped?

    Stewart is or can be funny, but for anyone to watch that clip and come away with the idea that Jon Stewart really thinks these emails debunked GW is nothing short of unbelievable. Jon Stewart is a comedian doing a show. In this instance he cannot be taken seriously. Chance are he didn't even write the script for that joke.

    Oh and since Jon Stewart stated that the emails debunked global warming... BEFORE he stated that the emails didn't debunk global warming, I am certain beyond the shadow of Jon's nose on his face that global warming has been debunked.

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