Why Do Fox Viewers & Trump Supporters Deny Reality So, So, So Much? First of all, apologies to any Fox viewers or Trump supporters who somehow stumbled upon this piece. It’s probably best for your emotional peace to just move along now and not read on. If you’ve been following the Trump administration and Russian
Is democracy the best societal avenue for humans to go down? That’s a question many of us in democratic countries don’t typically ask. The assumed answer is: “duh.” But democracy does indeed have its drawbacks. Tyranny of the masses is no small concern. That said, the underlying point of democracy is sort of straightforward: Humans
Immediately after the last US general election, despite the fact that the Republican Party “won,” I wrote about Republican Party “civil war” and asked in the title of an article, “Can The GOP Survive?“ It may have seemed odd to write about political civil war in a party that just won a presidential election, but
Former NJ Governor and EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman (2013 interview screen shot from youtube) You may remember Christine Todd Whitman, the Republican who served as Governor of New Jersey from 1994 to 2001 and as EPA administrator for President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2003. On Thursday, she repeatedly called out Fox Business’s Varney & Company questioners for their obtuseness on climate issues and on the intent
Via Daily Kos: As you may have seen, yesterday Fox offered up this hilariously misleading chart of Obamacare’s enrollment progress: The numbers on that chart said 6 million and 7 million, but visually, it was pure gibberish. According to the height of the bars, the ratio was actually 3:8. Making it worse, there wasn’t even a scale.
We’re trying to get more solar energy stories going here on Planetsave. To catch readers up, I’m doing a short series on the top 50 solar energy stories of 2013 so far. Learning from the Top 33 EV Stories article I recently published, I’m splitting this one into 5 posts. Otherwise, the page would take forever to load.
This is absolutely, bloody hilarious! 😀 Generally speaking, I’m a Jon Stewart fan, but this is one of his best clips ever, in my humble opinion. Granted, he did have some pretty freakin’ good material to work with. Check out this video of Jon Stewart tearing Fox News (which he dubs “Bullshit Mountain News”)
More on Fox spinning the wind turbine (and bullies): From Treehugger: Wind Farms Cause Global Warming, Fox News Says From Care2: Bully: The Movie and the Movement And more detail on the recent wind turbine story from sister site CleanTechnica: Understanding Wind Turbines and Heating/Cooling: “Eureka!” Study Finds Wind Farms Circulate Hot Air Follow the
More on the President’s blackness: From We Are the Respectable Negroes: Fear of a Black President? Love of the Confederacy? Explaining the Tea Party GOP and the “Southern Religion” From MotherJones: 109 things President Obama currently is or recently has been engaged in a war against (according to conservative pundits, lazy headline writers, and
The next edition of this board game hopefully won’t have that card included… More on Citizens United and Super PACs From HuffPo: Citizens United and Contributions to Super PACs: A Little History Is in Order From Salon: The hard truth about Citizens United From Open Secrets: Super PACs (full breakdown) Joe’s cartoon archive, twitter ramblings
This is one of the funniest videos I’ve seen in awhile. Of course, it’s also sad as sh**. The peak, at 48 seconds in is sooooooo insane (won’t spoil it for you). Heck, even 2% of that number is insane! And the end is classic: a quote from the company that would actually develop
More on Fox News and their passionately misinformed legion of followers: From ThinkProgress: Fox News Viewers are the Most Misinformed: A Seventh Study Arrives to Prove It — and Vindicate Jon Stewart! From HuffingtonPost: Fox News Viewers Know Less Than People Who Don’t Watch Any News: Study From PlanetSave: Fox News Boss Ordered Staff to
More info on Panda Poop Biofuel:
Well, you knew FOX News was going to bring the crazy as soon as you saw the news about “NASA’s” new paper on possible results of a planetary encounter with aliens (actually, it’s not from NASA.. though, many are inaccurately saying it is).
Of course, FOX reporters said it was a NASA study (again, it wasn’t). Furthermore, they totally framed the story in a way that made it sound crazy, rather than making it clear that it was a thought experiment analyzing “a broad range of contact scenarios in terms of whether contact with ETI would benefit or harm humanity.”
The latest victim to fall into Fox’s climate denial propaganda is no other than Spongebob Squarepants, one of the most loved cartoons by children and (some adults).
Media Matters has conducted a study on the climate change and climate action coverage of major TV networks and has come to a striking (though, not too surprising) conclusion: these TV news networks have heavily skewed the debate towards climate inaction (at the great frustration of climate scientists and all those who care about a livable climate).
Hello Planetsavers! I thought I’d start doing a monthly wrap-up of our top 20 posts for people to have a glance at. Many of the top stories this month, as you’ll notice, were clearly tied into major world news events. Google is the main traffic driver for the large majority of sites on the Internet and ours isn’t an exception. Covering environmental news consistently, this often results in the biggest news stories rising to the top.
Seriously, why is it only FOX News making these makes? Was it a memo?
Seriously, I should probably be writing on something else, but this has really pissed me off. How horrible and ridiculous can FOX News get. You can see in the screenshot above that FOX News’ coverage of Osama Bin Laden’s death entailed switching up ‘Osama’ for ‘Obama’ — cleaver, eh? If you’re in fourth grade and have no sense for what is important in this world.
Of course, after Mark Hertsgaard and others put the pressure on climate cranks such as Senator James (global warming is a hoax) Inhofe last week (see: Hertsgaard Nails Inhofe, Oil Lobbyists [Amazing Video Interviews] and HOT Author Mark Hertsgaard & Others Interrogating Climate Cranks this Week [VIDEO]), the global warming denial and right wind noise machine had
The rest of Joe Mohr’s cartoons, and cartoon updates and other green news on Twitter @GreenCartoons.
Here’s some of the biggest global warming and environmental politics news and commentary from the last week or so, along with some fun cartoons. Rocket Fuel in Our Water? The inspiration for the cartoon above, among other things: information that there is rocket fuel (or a component of it) in water supplies across the U.S.
Other than all the big news we wrote about last week (click on our Global Warming or Science categories above), here are a number of climate science stories I thought were worth sharing: Climate Science Human Impact of Climate Change While many might think that environmentalists only want to protect the environment for its own
Ronald Reagan killed the Fairness Doctrine, thus spawning the one-sided, fear-mongering, bs-fest that is Rush Limbaugh and inevitably, FOX News. Now I think I see why Palin called him “America’s lifeguard” (referring, of course, to Sarah Palin’s America). Wondering what the Fairness Doctrine has to do with the environment? Read the links below. Why is
Related Articles: From Planetsave: Fox News Boss Ordered Staff to Make Climate Change Seem Doubtful From Ecopolitology: Fox News Editor Tampers with Climate Reporting: Where is Conservative Outrage Now? From ClimateProgress: National Journal: “The GOP is stampeding toward an absolutist rejection of climate science that appears unmatched among major political parties around the globe, even
(Crossposted from our sister blog, RedGreenAndBlue.org) How does bullshit propagate on the Internet? Easily. Some guy says something crazy – like “Justin Bieber loves him Sharia Law” or “Most scientists don’t believe in global warming.” Then a few people repeat it. Suddenly it’s everywhere. And for well-meaning folks who haven’t actually looked that deeply into
I know, you are extremely curious to find out which posts on Planetsave got the most views in 2010. I was too. Here they are, the top 30. Did you read them all? 30. Amazon River (10 Friday Photos) People love pretty pictures, (especially of the Amazon). 29. Top Environmental Organizations in the United States (7 Green
Show your support for Apple’s decision to ditch Fox News below. Apparently, after Glenn Beck called President Obama a “racist” and progressivism “cancer,” some companies took notice and decided enough was enough. 33 companies, including Apple, told Fox they wanted their ads moved from Glenn Beck’s show to another advertising slot last August. This didn’t