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Old 11-20-2012, 05:58 PM
John_Stamos'_Left_Ear is offline
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Fox News really is all that bad...

...For Science in particular.
Is News Corp. Failing Science? (.pdf)
2012 Union of Concerned Scientists

UCSs analysis finds that:

Over a recent six-month period, 93 percent of Fox News Channels representations of climate science were misleading (37 out of 40 instances).

UCSs examination finds that the misleading citations include broad dismissals of human-caused climate change, disparaging comments about individual scientists, rejections of climate science as a body of knowledge, and cherry picking of data. Fox News Channel citations also included several discussions in which misleading claims dominated accurate ones. Furthermore, much of this coverage denigrated climate science by either promoting distrust in scientists and scientific institutions or placing acceptance of climate change in an ideological, rather than fact-based,