CNN’s media critic: Journalists shouldn’t ‘give equal time’ to global warming skeptics [VIDEO]
CNN’s senior media correspondent says there’s no need for journalists to provide a voice to those who question global warming or the threat it poses.
“Let’s begin with an important journalistic statement,” Brian Stelter declared Sunday on his show, CNN’s “Reliable Sources.” “Some stories don’t have two sides. Some stories are simply true. There’s no necessity to give equal time to the ‘other side.’ One of these is climate change. Depending on which study or which expert you consult, between 95 and 97 percent of scientists agree that climate change is happening now, that it’s damaging the planet and that’s it’s manmade. That seems pretty definitive, right?”
True to his opening “important journalistic statement,” Stelter then gave the floor to two guests who agreed with his position....