MSM fails to deal with climate change


COMMENT By Barry Tucker                    22 June, 2013

Three academics writing in The Conversation have severely criticised the mainstream news media for failing to take politicians to task over climate change policy. In Australian media failures promote climate policy inaction the academics write:“More insidious than outright denial of the science is a new form of denial where the science is accepted but where the need for carbon pricing and government intervention and regulation is denied. This appears to be the current position of the federal Coalition. Again this goes almost completely unchallenged.”“That such positions can be held but not defended while the science itself is attacked in Australia says much about the culture of commercial media in this country.”

You might be able to remember as far back as the 1980s and 1990s, when the expression “dumbing down” was being…

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