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Source: Media Matters for America


Articles from this source (9)

National news' scant coverage of climate protests largely overlooked the scientific urgency driving controversial climate actions

  2023-08-27 (or before) in Media Matters for America

The past year has seen a global surge in climate activism, spurred by the escalating climate crisis, including controversial actions such as throwing paint and food at venerable works of art, bringing bustling city traffic to a halt, and disrupting major athletic competitions, among others.  A Media Matters analysis of coverage by major national TV news networks and the top five U.S. newspapers by circulation reveals a troubling trend: Coverage of such disruptive climate protests over the last year was not only limited, but also heavily skewed, often focusing on the disruptive tactics of the activists rather than the urgent...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Activism | Washington State

Only 5% of national TV news segments on the record-shattering heat wave that scorched Texas mentioned climate change

  2023-07-11 (or before) in Media Matters for America

Throughout the recent record-breaking and deadly heat wave that affected millions across Texas and other parts of the Southwest, major TV networks largely failed to report on the links between climate change and the extreme heat. Over a two-week period from June 15-29, an analysis by Media Matters found: Only 5% of the 310 segments and weathercasts about the heat wave across national TV news mentioned climate change. Major cable news networks – CNN, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC – aired 187 segments or weathercasts about the heat wave, but only 8 mentioned climate change. MSNBC mentioned the connection between the extr...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Texas

Spreading climate misinformation is fast becoming a shortcut to popularity across right-wing media. This man’s rise proves it.

  2023-03-05 (or before) in Media Matters for America

  Tagged under: Disinformation and Misinformation

Fox News and Fox Business falsely blamed renewable energy for Texas blackouts 128 times over two days

  2021-02-24 (or before) in Media Matters for America

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Texas

The Green New Deal drives conservatives nuts, so right-wing media is going on the attack

  2021-02-04 (or before) in Media Matters for America

As the United States rejoins the Paris climate accord, Fox News ramps up its climate misinformation campaign

  2021-02-04 (or before) in Media Matters for America

Right-wing outlets such as Fox understand that spreading misinformation about reasonable climate policies like the Paris agreement allows them to poison the well for more ambitious and much-needed climate proposals, especially when the other cable news networks fail to contextualize the climate threats these policies were developed to address.

  Tagged under: Disinformation and Misinformation

Broadcast TV networks’ August wildfire coverage missed key factors including climate change, coronavirus, and prison labor

  2020-09-10 (or before) in Media Matters for America

August was a turbulent month for wildfire activity in the Western U.S. California alone suffered through two of its largest wildfires in recent history, and there are more than 80 other large, active fires burning in 15 states. Record-breaking temperatures and climate change are playing a role in the size and scale of the fires, and the coronavirus pandemic is complicating efforts to contain the blazes and safely evacuate those in their path. But a review by Media Matters found that these factors were largely ignored in broadcast TV news coverage of the month’s wildfires. Key Findings: Corporate broadcast TV ou...

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Wildfires | Climate Change | California

Broadcast and cable news are ignoring the brazen Big Polluter agenda happening under the cover of the coronavirus

  2020-04-06 (or before) in Media Matters for America

As the nation grapples with the deadly coronavirus pandemic and the economy is brought to a standstill, the Trump administration is moving forward with its deregulatory agenda which severely threatens public and environmental health -- and in some cases, makes us more vulnerable to COVID-19. While polluting industries have long sought sweeping deregulatory changes, the collective national focus on the coronavirus pandemic now gives them the perfect opportunity to accelerate those changes and pursue additional oversight rollbacks only possible during a national crisis. Climate reporters, digital outlets, and some legacy news m...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Health

New Book Exposes Koch Brothers' Guide To Infiltrating The Media

  2020-02-24 (or before) in Media Matters for America

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