The control of information is something the elite always does,
particularly in a despotic form of government…
If you can control information, you can control people.

–Tom Clancy

Dems Want Networks To Manipulate Climate Coverage Like BBC

Sen. SandersSen. SandersSenate Democrats want TV networks to promote climate-change hysteria and follow the lead of Britain's state broadcasting company, which sent its top executives to a green propaganda training seminar.

The mainstream media, long a house organ for Democrats, are about to come under pressure by Senate Democrats led by Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, who are gathering signatures from colleagues on a letter to the networks telling them they're ignoring global warming, according to a report in the National Journal.

They are seeking to impose sort of a climate change "fairness doctrine" designed to ignore inconvenient truths about climate researchers getting stuck in Antarctic ice that was supposed to have melted in favor of the gospel according to Al Gore.

"It is beyond my comprehension that you have ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox, that their Sunday shows have discussed climate change in 2012, collectively, for all of eight minutes," Sanders said, citing analysis by the leftist George Soros-linked Media Matters for America, which promotes media bias while claiming to fight it.

"Sunday news shows are obviously important because they talk to millions of people, but they go beyond that by helping to define what the establishment considers to be important and what is often discussed during the rest of the week," he said.

Certainly the Obama administration believes that, having sent U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice out to lie about the Benghazi terrorist attack on five Sunday talk shows.

What Sanders wants is for the major networks to become a forum for uncontested green propaganda as the British Broadcasting Corp. has become on the other side of the pond.

During what became known as "climate-gate" researchers working with and at Britain's Climate Research Unit manipulated, manufactured and suppressed whatever climate data they needed to in order to "hide the decline" on global temperatures.

So weak was their case that mankind was dooming the planet with so-called "greenhouse gas" emissions, that they had to manipulate not only the message but the messenger as well, which is what Senate Democrats want to do here.

As the Daily Mail reports, a 2006 seminar, "Climate Change, the Challenge to Broadcasting," was sponsored by a lobby group with strong ties to climate change true believers, the International Broadcasting Trust (IBT). It was attended by 28 of the BBC's top executives. The Mail on Sunday report by David Rose noted that funding for the seminar came from a British government department.

British climate blogger Tony Newbery, who filed a freedom-of-information request that the British government fought, said, "It is very disappointing that the BBC tried so hard to cover this up."

Despite official BBC denials, Newberry says, "It seems clear that this seminar was a means of exposing (BBC) executives to green propaganda."

That the seminar influenced BBC content and that there was an attempt to cover it all up was confirmed in a 2012 internal BBC document by former news chief and current head of BBC radio and event attendee Helen Boaden, according to Rose's report.

"The seminar had an impact on a broad range of BBC output spanning science programs and News reports. Some editors and executives, who attended, were inspired to be more ambitious and creative in their editorial coverage of this complex issue ... . (It) should not later be reproduced in such a way as to allow attribution. The list of attendees should not be released to third parties," said Boaden in a written statement opposing disclosure of the seminar and its attendees.

We are not sure which is worse — the attempt by researchers to "hide the decline" in global temperatures, or the attempt by politicians to use the media to hide the inconvenient truths of the climate change scam.

In any event, they are both skating on thick ice.


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#1 prestigio 2014-01-16 10:54
typical democrats

lying continually and
coercing others to lie


billary clinton
got away with perjury

atho arkansas
disbarred him for it
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#2 Amber 2014-01-16 17:04
Wasn't a founding principle of the USA ..FREEDOM OF SPEECH? Other than the LA LA Times most Editors know they are completely screwed if they become the propaganda arm of the government or anyone else .
What this reveals is how desperate some politicians are to pay their political debts off on the backs of tax payers .They have all ready demonstrated a complete disregard for being fiscally responsible and that crosses all party lines .

Fixing some real problems is not in their job description any more and there a far too many of them doing absolutely nothing .
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#3 4TimesAYear 2014-01-16 17:10
Isn't that collusion? Inciting something? Inciting panic?
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#4 Amber 2014-01-17 19:22
Yes ..4TimesAYear.... in plan language it is also commonly referred to lying to the public .

Imagine what these political scam artist reaction will be when their bully tactic backfires .Any Editor
or Producer who allows themselves to be told what
and how to sell anything from government or anyone else needs to pursue a different career path.

Senator Sanders would serve the public better if he can find how many other John Beale conmen
are running large government departments.
What was Senator Sanders press release on that ?

Senator Sanders looks like he is part of a damage control team now that the public has hopefully forgotten what the poster boy for fraud in the federal government looks like .

Senator Sanders looks close to retirement so he won't have to wear this as the scam implodes.
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