Al Gore Calls out Fox News Over Climate Change Coverage

first_imgA Fox News internal memo uncovered by media watchdog Media Matters is being held up as evidence of an anti-environmental bias. The memo sent by the cable news channel’s Washington bureau chief Bill Sammon dates back to last January. It asks reporters to call into question the “veracity of climate change data.”“[W]e should 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,” wrote Sammon. “It is not our place as journalists to assert such notions as facts, especially as this debate intensifies.”Former Vice President Al Gore called out the cable news channel in a blog post titled “Fox News Manipulates Climate Coverage.” “[T]here’s no legitimate debate: the planet is warming,” wrote Gore. “Moreover, man-made global warming pollution is the principal cause.”last_img

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