WSJ rejects global warming article from 255 scientists, accepts denialism piece from 16 crackpots
Right-wing media mogul Rupert Murdoch strikes again!
For years now, all of Murdoch’s far-flung properties, including Fox News, have made every effort to deny mainstream scientific theories regarding global warming. Never mind that not even one reputable scientific organization in the world disagrees with those mainstream theories. Murdoch knows what his readers and viewers want.
Accordingly, under the headline “No Need to Panic About Global Warming,” Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal published an eminently assailable opinion piece the other day signed by 16 scientists, several of whom are notorious cranks.
This was after the Journal had turned down an article from 255 members of the National Academy of Sciences explaining the urgency of the climate-change issue.