Climategate Debunked, Media Pounces on ... McRib?
Cable news cares more about McDonald's, he complains
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 27, 2011 6:15 AM CDT
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(Newser) – When climate scientists were accused of massaging data in 2009, cable news networks pounced on the "Climategate" story, offering up a slew of talking heads to declare global warming a hoax, Jon Stewart noted last night. A new independent study, however—funded in part by none other than the Koch brothers—has confirmed that climate change is very real, and the Daily Show host wonders where the networks are.

Physicist Richard Muller, formerly a leading skeptic, led the project and declared "global warming is real" in a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, Stewart noted. "Climategate was a huge story," he said. "I bet debunking Climategate is going to be huger!" Turning to cable news coverage, however, he found that the networks had devoted a total of 24 seconds to the story—and infinitely more time to the return of the McRib.

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Major7
Oct 27, 2011 2:04 PM CDT
Climategate debunked? Proof? I guess if Stewart said it - must be true....
Outrageous
Oct 27, 2011 12:25 PM CDT
NEWS FLASH - New study just completed! Scientists have recently shown that when Congress is in recess, gaseous emissions from DC return to negligible levels.
Dr.Gonzo
Oct 27, 2011 8:43 AM CDT
Climate change was started by Dinosaurs. They refused to drive cars and pollute and so an ice age came. Now we are doing the opposite. It has been said, so it is now true.