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Media Lens - MSM Deranged and Deluded

 
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raspberry-blower



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:12 pm    Post subject: Media Lens - MSM Deranged and Deluded Reply with quote

A really damning indictment on the media coverage of the Climate issue and the censorship through omissions.
An example of complicity is the overstating of the Obama administrations efforts of tackling Climate Change compared to what was actually achieved:

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An article in the Morning Star by Ian Sinclair highlighted the stark discrepancy between Obama's actual record on climate and fawning media comment, notably by the BBC and the Guardian:


'Despite the liberal media's veneration of the former US president, Obama did very little indeed to protect the environment.'

And so while political 'leaders' refuse to change course to avoid disaster, bankers and financial speculators continue to risk humanity's future for the sake of making money; fossil fuel industries go on burning the planet; Big Business consumes and pollutes ecosystems; wars, 'interventions' and arms deals push the strategic aims of geopolitical power, all wrapped in newspeak about 'peace', 'security' and 'democracy'; and corporate media promote and enable it all, deeply embedded and complicit as they are. The 'Great Derangement' indeed.


It has all been about keeping the charade going rather than actually doing anything meaningful about it. Or then again, perhaps only monumental economic collapse would do anything meaningful? Evil or Very Mad

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The Paris Climate Accord of 2015 repeated the international commitment to keep global warming below 2C. Even this limited rise would threaten life as we know it. When around a dozen climate scientists were asked for their honest opinion as to whether this target could be met, not one of them thought it likely. Bill McGuire, professor emeritus of geophysical and climate hazards at University College London, was most adamant:


'there is not a cat in hell's chance [of keeping below 2C].'

But wait, because there's even worse news. Global warming could well be happening so fast that it's 'game over'. The Earth's climate could be so sensitive to greenhouse gases that we may be headed for a temperature rise of more than 7C within a lifetime. Mark Lynas, author of the award-winning book, Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet, was 'shocked' by the researchers' study, describing it as 'the apocalyptic side of bad'.


Media Lens Alert: Deranged and Deluded: The Media's Complicity in the Climate Crisis
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, that pretty much sums it up.

Possibly even more dangerous than the hard core denial industry is the ludicrous faux radical posturing of the Grauniad et al. This self serving righteous bollox seems to give great comfort to many well positioned folk leafing through the up maarket ads in the travel section. They are doing very nicely thank you very much and anything that might upset the apple cart cannot be permitted to impinge on their life styles.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are the JAMs (Just About Managing), and there are the Cleaned Up Nicely Thankyous.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

woodburner wrote:
There are the JAMs (Just About Managing), and there are the Cleaned Up Nicely Thankyous.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hehe that's a good one. I might pinch that...
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Feel free, I already pinched it from Private Eye. Credit where it's due.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha! Private Eye can still be very much on point.
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