Thursday, April 10, 2008

At Fox "News" Up literally is Down

Via Media Matters

On the April 4 edition of Fox News' America's Pulse, host E.D. Hill falsely claimed, in a teaser for an upcoming segment, that "the U.N. [United Nations] says the planet may actually cool off for the 10th year in a row." Later on, during a discussion of the issue with Greg Gutfeld, host of Fox News' Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld, Hill similarly stated: "U.N. meteorologists now saying that we could have, for the 10th year in a row, a colder year, temperatures ... decreasing, not warming, getting colder." But Hill offered no source for her assertion that "U.N. meteorologists" say that temperatures could decrease "for the 10th year in a row," and in fact, global mean temperatures, as measured in two widely used data sets, have not decreased in each of the past 10 years. Moreover, according to those data sets' producers, the data continue to show a long-term warming trend.
Heck, if O'Reilly and Hannity get to make shit up at will without consequence Fox may as well let everyone else do it. Maybe they should bring on John Edwards again for some expert testimony: E.D. Hill can ask him if he can communicate with the ghosts of the people who are likely to die as a result of increasing global temperatures - he can then debunk global warming as soundly as he did Terry Schiavo being in a persistent vegitative state.

Perhaps, E.D. Hill has some form of ideological dyslexia where she looks at a graph like this and sees the opposite of what is on the graph?

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