Sunday, January 5, 2014

(Related update): "Global warming scientists trapped in Antartic ice"

Related update:  From the media monitoring outfit, Newsbusters:
A group of climate change scientists were rescued by helicopter Jan. 2, after being stranded in the ice since Christmas morning. But the majority of the broadcast networks’ reports about the ice-locked climate researchers never mentioned climate change.
The Russian ship, Akademic Shokalskiy, was stranded in the ice while on a climate change research expedition, yet nearly 98 percent of network news reports about the stranded researchers failed to mention their mission at all. Forty out of 41 stories (97.5 percent) on the network morning and evening news shows since Dec. 25 failed to mention climate change had anything to do with the expedition.

In fact, rather than point out the mission was to find evidence of climate change, the networks often referred to the stranded people as “passengers,” “trackers” and even “tourists,” without a word about climate change or global warming.
Great example of the liberal media's central tenet: "When the facts of reality are not supportive of your view, ignore reality."

Original post (12/30/13):  I've been following this for the last several days and finally decided that the irony of the situation was just too great to not post about it.  From an article describing the situation at the indispensible media watchdog blog, Newsbusters.org:
Somewhere far, far to the south where it is summer, a group of global warming scientists are trapped in the Antarctic ice. If you missed the irony of that situation, it is because much of the mainstream media has glossed over that rather inconvenient bit of hilarity. As an example here is an Associated Press story that avoids mentioning the real mission of the scientists aboard the icebound Russian ship:
Follow the link to see how both the AP and Reuters news services skew the story.  It's a great example of both mainstream media bias and how mother nature loves to torment the global warming alarmists!