Okay so I just got the word that tipped me off to a story over on the conservative Newsbusters.org web site where they are working diligently around the clock on "Exposing and Combating Liberal Media Bias". (If you’ve got a rock, they can find the liberal media bias under it for sure!)
The story I was pointed to (by a fellow who is an extreme Global Warming Denier by the way) is entitled BBC Report on Sun and Climate Change Contradicts Its Own 2004 Story. It reports that on Tuesday, July 10th 2007 the BBC ran a story entitled ‘No Sun link’ to climate change that contradicts as story they ran back Tuesday, July 6th 2004 that was entitled Sunspots reaching 1,000-year high.
I find this really funny on a couple of different counts.
It seems to me that Newsbusters (an organ of the conservative The Media Research Center) has a position that Global Warming is not anthropogenic in origin and they’ll atack what they call ‘Global Warming Alarmists’ whenever they get an opportunity. The story Tuesday, July 10th 2007 that there is‘No Sun link’ to climate change supports the contentions of the Global Warming / An Incovient Truth side of the arguement in that it trashes the Global Warming Denial postion that the sun and/or sunspots is what drives global warming whereas the BBC story from back on Tuesday, July 6th 2004,Sunspots reaching 1,000-year high would cast a light that would favor their position.
In other words the Newsbusters guys just lost one of the players on their team to our side. Why are they so thrilled about that?
Well the truth is however in reality they didn’t really lose a player on their side over to ours. The BBC is a news reporting agency, not a group of scientists or a politician. They’re not supposed to take sides. It’s not at all like what happened when Frank Luntz switched sides over to ours. The only way I can can see it is that the BBC as a news organization doesn’t have a position on the Global Warming issue and is in fact providing the public with reports from both sides of the issue. Gee what a concept, journalistic neutrality.
Now what I again don’t think I understand is that Newbusters according to their banner is supposedly all about "Exposing and Combating Liberal Media Bias" and their stated mission is "to bring balance and responsibility to the news media". Isn’t that exactly what we have on the part of the BBC?
Newsbusters completely screwed the pooch on this one if you ask me. Attacking the BBC now they look like hypocrites and stupid partisan idiots if you ask me….
….oh yeah,… that’s right,…they are.