Media Reporting On Climategate:

Another possibly more important question is why has most of this information which challenges the AGW orthodoxy not been reported by American main stream media outlets? Reviewing the reference sources below, it becomes clear that almost every report originated either in the UK, or from independent internet reporters. American newspapers, radio, television and major magazines have remained virtually silent on the subject of Climategate, with a few minor exceptions, while National Public Radio (NPR) continuing its active propaganda machine in service of the government's takeover of the entire US economy as the only possible solution to avoiding an Armageddon that is not coming. There is an agenda operating here, with the media organizations having transformed themselves from the role of reporter of the facts, into organs for government policy indoctrination. The failure to report on the ongoing Climategate story clearly demonstrates why these established media outlets deserve the rapid death they are currently experiencing. They have failed in their purpose of objectively reporting verified facts, and can no longer be relied upon as a source of unbiased information.

As reported by James Taranto in the Wall Street Journal, one very clear example of the media bias in action can be seen in the difference between The New York Times' response to the release of the leaked material from the East Anglia Climate Research Unit as compared to that released by WikiLeaks, concerning the U.S. Embassy and war efforts.

On The Climategate Documents:

"The documents appear to have been acquired illegally and contain all manner of private information and statements that were never intended for the public eye, so they won't be posted here."

New York Times, Nov. 20, 2009

On The WikiLeaks Documents:

"The articles published today and in coming days are based on thousands of United States embassy cables, the daily reports from the field intended for the eyes of senior policy makers in Washington. ... The Times believes that the documents serve an important public interest, illuminating the goals, successes, compromises and frustrations of American diplomacy in a way that other accounts cannot match."

New York Times, Nov. 29, 2010

Propaganda Masquerading as Journalism:

Journalists are constantly pointing out that "news" and opinion coming from sources financed by those with special interests should be treated skeptically, and rightly so. But apparently that rule does not apply to the journalists and media outlets themselves. Consider this 2022 article by David Bauder of the Associated Press.

Climate Grant Illustrates Growth in Philanthropy-Funded News

Here are some excerpts:

"The Associated Press said Tuesday that it is assigning more than two dozen journalists across the world to cover climate issues, in the news organization's largest single expansion paid for through philanthropic grants.

"The announcement illustrates how philanthropy has swiftly become an important new funding source for journalism — at the AP and elsewhere — at a time when the industry's financial outlook has been otherwise bleak.

"The AP's new team, with journalists based in Africa, Brazil, India and the United States, will focus on climate change's impact on agriculture, migration, urban planning, the economy, culture and other areas. Data, text and visual journalists are included, along with the capacity to collaborate with other newsrooms, said Julie Pace, senior vice president and executive editor."   [Emphasis added]

So, apparently if you call the funding "philanthropy," this somehow transforms it into a morally pure, no-strings-attached, benevolent sponsorship, unlike with any other enterprise. Julie Pace goes on to say:

"This far-reaching initiative will transform how we cover the climate story."

No doubt!

Those who pay the piper, whether government or private organizations, ultimately call the tune and any pretense towards objectivity is undermined. And this is how journalism is transformed into propaganda.

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