'Meet The Press' Shows Us Exactly How Not To Cover Climate Change
Huffington Post - about 3 years
On Friday, "Meet the Press" host David Gregory sent out this tweet: Plus - only on #MTP: Debating Climate change w/ Bill Nye @TheScienceGuy and Vice Chair of Energy & Commerce Cmte @MarshaBlackburn — David Gregory (@davidgregory) February 14, 2014
This, to put it mildly, is not the way to do things.
First, some context: TV news shows almost never cover climate change, which ought to be one of the most aggressively-reported issues around, given that, y'know, it's a dire threat to the planet and everyone on it. A recent study from Media Matters found that the Sunday shows on NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox spent a combined 27 minutes on the topic in the whole of 2013. Meet the Press was singled out as "failing to offer a single substantial mention of climate change" for the entire year.
So, when "MTP" does finally decide that the issue merits its consideration, what does it do? It sets up a "debate" about the issue between Bill Nye—who, despite the great things he has done to popula
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