As I have said on many occasions in my posts:
On this blog I have written extensively about press and mass media and their role in this the greatest scientific and political scandal of modern times.
The sad part about this Global Warming Hysteria is, besides the scientists how have betrayed everything that science should stand for, the press and mass medias role in this.
More and more people have had enough of the religious gospel that most of the mainstream media is spreading. And their willing participation in driving and promoting this hysteria.
AT THE SAME TIME AS THESE MEDIA HAVE TAKEN an ACTIVE PART in SUPPRESSING FACTS and IS CENSORING AND INTIMIDATING EVERYONE WHO HAS OPPOSED THIS HYSTERIA.
A truly “worthy” goal for the organizations and companies whose goals was supposed to protect and enhance freedom of speech and freedom of expression. Talking about the ultimate betrayal of all that good and independent journalism was supposed to be.
Below are one example of this utter betrayal of journalism and the blatant hypocrisy from these medias – the ones venerable and prestigious The Times. Who changes the “rules” as it suite their political needs.
And it’s no difference here in Sweden – the same “journalistic” shenanigan goes on. All in the name of spreading “the right” gospel.
Times papers trains with climate change blunder
Don’t read us, we’re rubbish
By Andrew Orlowski (firstname.lastname@example.org)
6th October 2009 12:21 GMT
The Times has liberally papered London underground carriages with a fascinating new ad campaign. One poster shows a ship navigating some treacherous icy waters, with the accompanying copy reading:
Climate change has allowed the Northeast Passage to be used as a commercial shipping route for the first time.
Impressive – if only it were true. The Northeast Passage has been opened for commerce since 1934 – and never ‘closed’.
Over the years hundreds of thousands of freighters have passed through, and after Russia put Soviet-era politics aside it was extended to foreign commerce in the 1990s. As we reported (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/09/14/north_eastern_passage/) two weeks ago, it took bloggers a few seconds to find this out, and unearth a wealth of maritime history. But when German shipping company Beluga issued a press release claiming to be the first foreign pioneer, many newspapers and the broadcast media (the BBC) were in such a rush to report another example of Global Warming, they didn’t bother to check the claim – and reported it verbatim.
Among the parrotters was Times hack Tony Halpin, here (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article6832885.ece), who cleaned his Trumpet of Doom and proceeded to shoot himself in both feet with this blast: ”It is both a symbol of global warming and a potentially lucrative new trade route between Europe and Asia.”
According to the ad copy:
To help you navigate the changing world we have more dedicated science and environment correspondents than the Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail or Independent.
Quality isn’t quantity, evidently. But a fascinating question arises. Why spend so much money to tell commuters that you’ve cocked things up? It doesn’t make sense. Perhaps there’s a better explanation.
Perhaps what the Times has noticed is that there’s a lucrative market for environmental scare stories. What the advertisements are doing is targeting this segment of the superstitious middle class, which wants to believe that Thermageddon is nigh, or that oil will run out next week, or that a tsunami of non-biodegradable plastic refuse will engulf the family Volvo on its morning school run – shortly before it’s zapped by deadly WiFi radiation.
No one today is as superstitious as the Grauniad-reading middle class, and the Times wants some of the action. And perhaps some of those adverts for ”survival seeds” you hear on US talk radio.
When you think about it, this is actually a much more rational explanation. So what the Times really wants to convey is that it can be relied on to get it wrong – and has more staff devoted to getting things wrong than anybody else. ®
Watchdog smacks Times for bogus climate claim
Inaccurate advert hits iceberg in Russian waters
By Andrew Orlowski (email@example.com)
5th January 2010 11:40 GMT
An advertising campaign touting the depth and quality of the Times newspaper’s environment coverage has been slapped by an industry watchdog for inaccuracy. The paper has agreed to modify the advertisements, which are based on a false climate change claim.
The Times ads claimed that global warming had caused the North East shipping passage, the icy Arctic route which in summer links Russia’s European ports to the Bering Strait, to be opened for the first time. In fact, the North East Passage opened in 1934, and was opened to overseas traffic after the fall of the Soviet Union. Modern technology, specifically radar, has permitted a safer passage in recent years.
News International has agreed to amend the ad, which instead of claiming that ”Climate change has allowed the Northeast Passage to be used as a commercial shipping route for the first time,” now claims that ”Climate change has allowed the Northeast passage to be more accessible as a viable commercial shipping route”.
Although that depends on the kind of climate change, though. With the climate cooling, the route is less accessible than it was in warmer times. In the leaked East Anglia emails, scientists who confidently predicted continued warming ahead confess they can’t account for the refusal of the climate to conform to their models.
The Times spends big: to tell us it can’t get climate stories right
The campaign received 29 complaints to the industry’s self-regulator, the Advertising Standards Authority.
In November, The Times promised not to repeat another ad (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/11/06/times_fishy_ad_abandoned/) in the same series, which also boasted about its eco-reporting credentials. The paper had claimed that the oceans would be free of fish by 2048 (Not ManBearPig again, but over-fishing). The researcher who made the original claim has now revised it. Oops.
Hat-tip to reader Paul. ®
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