Claims that climate science is a hoax, that human action is not a factor: these are not defensible positions in a normal debate. They are ways of saying — and saying to the press — hey, the evidence doesn’t matter.
Sunday I appeared on CNN, trying, along with 'Reliable Sources' host Brian Stelter, to describe what's different about Fox News— and to explain why Bill O'Reilly isn't in trouble with his bosses for making stuff up. These are my notes.
Published 2 Mar 2015 8:30 am
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