RICHARD MOORE

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Mainstream media shenanginans

Posted by richardmoore on March 10, 2012 at 1:45 AM

Today MSNBC reports that climate change might wipe out an entire island "as sea levels rise' and so leaders are eyeing a move of the entire population to Fiji.

 

Here's the headline: "As sea levels rise, Kiribati eyes 6,000 acres in Fiji as new home for 103,000 islanders"

 

Ah, but read the story. Turns out sea levels aren't actually rising except a fraction. These are just contingency plans because they are so close to sea level. But the headline and the lead of the story would have us believe climate change IS wiping the island out.

 

Typical example of mainstream media bias.

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