Al didn’t kiss my ass…

…but he’s still kickin’ ass:

Gore Rips Media: ‘Don’t Give Equal Time To Someone Who Believes The Earth Is Flat’
This morning, former vice president Al Gore appeared on NBC’s Today Show to talk about global warming. Host Meredith Vieira brought up a Nov. 1 Wall Street Journal op-ed by climate skeptic John Christy, a former member of the IPCC. In the op-ed, Christy wrote, “I see neither the developing catastrophe nor the smoking gun proving that human activity is to blame for most of the activity we see.”

When Vieira asked about the op-ed, Gore noted that Christy “no longer belongs to the IPCC” and is “way outside the scientific consensus.” He also sharply criticized the media for giving so much air time to such climate skeptics:

But, Meredith, part of the challenge the news media has had in covering this story is the old habit of taking the on the one hand, on the other hand approach. There are still people who believe that the Earth is flat, but when you’re reporting on a story like the one you’re covering today, where you have people all around the world, you don’t take – you don’t search out for someone who still believes the Earth is flat and give them equal time.




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    • Faheyman on November 6, 2007 at 07:31
  1. and of course he is correct. El-Zein my anthropology professor at Temple used to leap right on this kind of talk as the comparative method, way outdated by structuralism. Either/or arguments never get us aywhere and are an outmoded form of discourse.

    This is what he means by a change in the level of consciousness.

    • Faheyman on November 6, 2007 at 09:19

    …cuz BentLiberal over at Planet Orange indicated that I would be well advised to do so.  Maybe even loved (sniff). …

    Thanks for the blockquotes

    And by the way, Docudharma isn’t keen on cut and paste diaries either, fyi.

    talk to you later

    Jesus of Mesopotamia

    by BentLiberal on Tue Nov 06, 2007 at 02:54:14 AM EST


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