Mediamatters: Fox News Executive Orders Climate Change Denial

An excellent story by Mediamatters demonstrates clearly the grip editorial policy has over news. Even when faced with objective evidence, Fox presenters have been advised to cloud the science of climate change to ensure high-level editorial policy is obeyed.

In the midst of global climate change talks last December, a top Fox News official sent an email questioning the “veracity of climate change data” and ordering the network’s journalists to “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.”

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