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More on Global Warming and Media Bias June 23, 2006

Posted by papundit in Uncategorized.

OpinionJournal's Best of the Web today commented on media hysteria over global warming:

"Saving the Planet
From an Associated Press dispatch on CNN.com:
The Bush administration has maintained that the threat [of "global warming"] is not severe enough to warrant new pollution controls that the White House says would have cost 5 million Americans their jobs. (Watch as lawmakers argue saving the planet could ruin our economy– 2:24)

The text in parentheses is inserted by CNN. You've gotta love that editorializing about "saving the planet"–and if you click through to the video link, you'll find the only lawmakers it shows are Rep. Sherwood Boehlert of New York and Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, both of whom are in favor of costly "solutions" to "global warming."

A little-publicized ABC News poll suggests that Americans are not buying this media hysteria over global warming. Although 59% tell the pollsters they are "convinced global warming [is] under way," only 33% "think it will affect [their] own life" and 38% "favor immediate government action."

Why haven't journalists trumpeted poll results like these as loudly as they do when surveys show regrets about the liberation of Iraq? But the question answers itself."



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