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Global Warming Heretics

Hey Newsweek: Why not just call us heretics?

by FRANK MIELE

If you wanted to see an example of biased journalism, a good place to start would be the Aug. 13 cover story in Newsweek about global warming.

The issue’s cover says “Global Warming Is A Hoax,” but there is an asterisk, which leads to the statement “Or so claim well-funded naysayers who still reject the overwhelming evidence of climate change.”

In other words, Newsweek has an agenda to promote global-warming hysteria, and they don’t feel any need to give equal time to a point of view they disagree with. Indeed Newsweek’s author Sharon Begley denounces global warming skeptics as “deniers,” a term which I think establishes the pseudo-religious quality of the global warming crusade as well as anything.

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8 Responses to Global Warming Heretics

  1. Time and Newsweek have taken media bias to a whole new level. When will they finally admit that they belong in the same category as National Review, New Republic, Weekly Standard, and The Nation—commentary magazines who don’t pretend to be something else.

    Also, my interest was piqued when I saw on the cover that Sharon Begley was the author, because she’s the Wall Street Journal’s regular Darwin cheerleader. Most of her articles have some Darwinist spin to them, even when it doesn’t seem essential to the story. This article by an evangelical Darwinist gives additional credence to Dave Scott’s regular anti-global-warming-hysteria blog posts and the political biases of the science establishment.

  2. Russ: How did the MSM manage to miss this story? “Stone Age Settlement Found Under English Channel.”

    But what would happen if we had evidence of glaciers melting and massive flooding that occurred 10,000 years ago – long before man burned fossil fuels to any significant degree ? Such evidence would certainly be considered evidence that global warming is a natural phenomenon – as opposed to man-made.

    Well – this evidence actually exists and was reported in a Yahoo News article (via LiveScience.com) titled “Stone Age Settlement Found Under English Channel.” http://news.yahoo.com/s/livesc.....lI21Ws0NUE #
    Thanks, Jim

  3. Folks might also want to check out ‘Okie’ on the Lamb, and Murky Research.
    And how about this, from NewsBusters on Sen. Ihofe’s return fire. And get a load of this on a Newsweek editor’s retraction from Flopping Aces:

    http://www.floppingaces.net/2007/08/12/

    (You’ll have to cut-and-paste this last; it won’t link for some reason, but it’s worth it.)

  4. Mr. Miele says:

    Although “deniers” of the faith of global warming cannot yet be executed, they can be excommunicated — from the one true church of government funding for scientific research…

    Yeah, and they’ve sharpened their knives on Peter H. Duesberg ( http://www.duesberg.com ) for twenty years.

    If you want to round out your education on the current state of so-called science, take a look at a book by microbiologist and former editor of Nature Biotechnology Harvey Bialy, titled Oncogenes, Aneuploidy, and AIDS: A Scientific Life and Times of Peter H. Duesberg (2004).

  5. Oh yeah, and you can check out Philip E. Johnson’s paper on the subject, titled “The Thinking Problem in HIV-Science,” here:

    http://www.duesberg.com/books/pjthinking.html

    That’s right, the Philip E. Johnson, of of ID fame.

  6. I used to line my pig pen with Time and Newsweek, but even the pigs objected.

  7. If dentists could make house calls, Newsweek’s circ would be 0.

  8. Freeman Dyson on global warming…

    My first heresy says that all the fuss about global warming is grossly exaggerated. Here I am opposing the holy brotherhood of climate model experts and the crowd of deluded citizens who believe the numbers predicted by the computer models. Of course, they say, I have no degree in meteorology and I am therefore not qualified to speak.

    http://www.edge.org/documents/archive/edge219.html

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