As more pressure is mounting to investigate Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp dubious practices through out various newspaper and television holdings after the News of the World debacle early in June, more deceitful underpinnings are being discovered.
Murdoch’s conservative leaning publications and networks, like Fox News and the London Times, have a global reach that has been used to undermine climate science at every opportunity.
Neil Wallis, the News of the World employee that was arrested in Britain after being implicated in the scandal was also deeply involved in the hacking of climate scientist’s e-mails at the University of East Anglia, which was dubbed “climategate” by Fox News pundits.
Murdoch’s enterprises have all used the same methodology of spinning, twisting, exaggerating and editing videos/comments totally out of context for the purposes of justifying the climate-denial-mentality of his conservative media, which easily spreads misinformation like a malignant virus around the world.
Three independent investigations later cleared the climate scientists of all charges, but the damage had been done.
Radical fringe conservative media has backed itself into an impossible corner and the “global warming is a hoax” crowd has to keep doubling-down, even in the face of undisputable real-time climate anomalies that have plagued planet Earth for the past few years.
Rush Limbaugh believes the Earth is facing a “mini-ice age” and says, “Believing in global warming is a lot like believing in Santa Claus.” About the stifling temperatures, he said, “ It’s a government conspiracy, because no records were actually broken during this heat wave, it’s all a bunch of lies.”
*Areas of the United States were hit by massive heat waves in July. Texas is currently undergoing the worst drought in the history of the state, leaving thousands of acres strewn with dead crops and lake beds turned to dust covered by a filthy mass of dead fish bodies.
*The humanitarian tragedy in Somalia, which has been raging for decades, has inconceivably gotten worse and turned into a desperate human migration, with 10 million people in danger of starving to death, while mothers make the agonizing decision to leave sick children on the side of the road to die.
*South Korea was hit this week with record rains, landslides, and killer floods. There were 28 people confirmed dead, with dozens still missing on Thursday. It was the worst climate event to hit the country in a century of record keeping.
*Chile experienced a July snow “earthquake” storm, which blanketed 8 municipalities with 7’ of snow, knocked out power, closed roads and trapped 16,000 people in their homes for days.
The list of recent adverse climate events goes on and on, but conservative cohorts on the payroll of mogal Rupert Murdoch blame the “liberal lamestreet media”–which is basically any media that’s not theirs—for hyping the “myth” of climate change.
Billionaires like Rupert Murdoch and the Koch brothers, who exist in a perpetual cesspool of self-serving greed and corruption, have vested corporate interests in debunking climate science and attempting to confuse people about the fact that global warming is caused by atmospherically trapped greenhouse gases produced by the activity of 7 billion people inhabiting industrialized nations on Earth.
Fox News commentators and paid pundits, like Sarah Palin, who denies the existence of global warming, because it is based on her definition of “snake oil science”; are true masters at name-calling, inventing ludicrous-labels and spinning the facts to dumb-down Americans on every subject.
As climate change continues to get worse each year and becomes more evident in people’s every day lives, Murdoch’s puppets will become increasingly absurd and ridiculous in their assertions of denial.
Santa Claus? Seriously?