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Maxwell asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Why is the American media mostly ignoring the Climate Change email scandal?

Regardless of whether you believe the human caused global warming science is real or fake, do you not agree that it is a scandal?

Generally the media eats up any scandal, especially over such a high profile subject as Climate Change.

In England they are calling it the Scientific scandal of the century. In America, it is barely mentioned.

Why do you think the American media is mostly ignoring the issue?

Update:

@ Jeff D

So the leading research center, that supplied much of the processed data to the rest of the worlds researchers, being potentially guilty of fudging said data, is not a scandal to you? If the data is fudged the basis of your "scientific fact" is suspect.

Update 2:

@White Flame

The problem is they are the source of much of the distributed data. If they gave out bad data, all the subsequent studies are suspect. The fact that they have tried to prevent peer review, and have tried to prevent scientific studies that reach a different conclusions from being published don't help. The entire point of peer review is to provide a check and balance for the quality of the science. Of course the raw data was deleted long ago, so there has never been a peer review of all the science.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The American media hates America like the liberals here do. Oh, the American media is liberal. To do anything that would put Obama, or any liberal president in a situation that put him in a bad light, even if true, is unthinkable to them. The American media, like Obama, has a agenda and to do anything that would put Cap and Trade legislation in jeopardy and thereby stop that legislation and the huge tax increases and limits on personal freedoms cannot be tolerated therefor it must be ignored by the media otherwise the citizens might get pissed off that their taxes are going up and their freedoms taken away for what may be the biggest fraud ever perpetrated on not just the people of the US, but the world.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Follow the money Whenever deniers talk about the $$$ billions being spent to subsidize on renewables. Compare it to the fossil fuel industry, the fossil fuel industry receives 10 x more than renewables inubsidies. The fossil fuel industry is worth $$$ trillions compared to the measly alternative industry. Oil companies like Exxon makes $$$ millions in profits PER minute. You think these oil execs are going to let sceintists ruin their gravy train? Wake up and smell the coffee deniers. Don't buy into what FOX news tells you.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because they practice the scientific principle of "ignoring any information that does not conform to the desired outcome of the experiment."

    Which is the same as the bad science that has characterized the entire global warming crusade from the beginning.

    Well at least they're consistent.

    Why is the story receiving more attention in the UK?

    Possibly beause they learned from the Clinton era WMD lie scandal.

    While in the USA the liberals are still blaming the WMD lie on Bush.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Simple they are tainted by the left wing belief system of lies and corruption. Why wont the media just start to report the truth? This is shamefull to say the least.

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  • 1 decade ago

    This century is only eight years old. I'd say it is premature to call it the scandal of the century. Why don't you take this question over to the science forums? In particular see what they say about it on the Earth science forum.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, it's a scandal. I believe that the people that are extrapolating from this to prove that all global climate change theories, many of which are based off of numerous pieces of evidence, don't understand the basics of science (and I'm glad that you pointed out the difference in your question, you're the first I've seen who did so). American media is regularly biased towards more "interesting" stuff, and therefore doesn't really go into this issue. They should, they don't.

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  • ?
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    One must, eventually assume, that the guiding light of our supposed democratic ideals have been just a little more than compromised at their root- the point where the ball sack becomes a part of the erectile tissue, for lack of a better explanation.

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  • Tom S
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Because you can't blind liberals with facts. Look at some of the answers on here, the scandal is indisputable, yet many of the libs claim it's a lie.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    NBC/MSNBC's parent company GE stands to make billions off of global warming with all their wind turbines, compact fluorescent, and other green technologies. As for CNN I guess it doesn't fit their liberal narratives and Fox has covered it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Most people in the US don't understand science and are more interested in why Tiger Woods drove his car into a fire hydrant at 2 AM.

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