Excellent post. Bloggers doing the job of our media by pushing back against the peddling of lies as news.
BTW, the guy in the video is kind of annoying but he’s doing us a service so cut him some slack. 😉
The Qori Kalis Glacier in Peru, July 2004. (NASA)
This time, when Breitbart News published a wildly inaccurate article chalking climate change up as a hoax, The Weather Channel decided to teach the hyper-conservative news outlet (Trafficker of a lot of fake news) a thing or two about scientific fact. This is the perfect example of how a fake news story can influence U.S. policy making, if not checked.
The rest of this story can be located on the Weather Channel website, dated 12/6/16.
“In a post to its website, TWC called the Breitbart piece, which relied heavily on a story published in the Daily Mail, a prime example of cherry picking, or pulling a single item out of context to build a misleading case.”
“TWC’s scathing response features a video post in which atmospheric scientist Kait Parker breaks down each of Breitbart’s claims, including that “global land temperatures have plummeted.” “Here’s the thing: Science doesn’t…
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