Questioning the Source

How Wealthy, Liberal Foundations Drive Ideology through Nonprofit Journalism By Dan Gainor   Journalism has rapidly and fundamentally changed in the last decade. With the rise of the internet and the destruction of the classified ad market, through developments like Craigslist and other innovations, nearly 40 percent of the nation’s journalists are out of work in less than a decade. While the Great Recession happened to America, it was the equivalent of a depression to traditional news outlets. As a...

DeSmog Blog’s Energy Bias

How DeSmog Blog Covers Energy with a Bias to Benefit Their Founder’s PR Firm By Aly Nielsen   DeSmogBlog claims it exists to “clear the PR pollution that is clouding the science on climate change.” In reality, it’s just one more voice of alarmism that the media turn to for climate disinformation. The blog was started not by scientists or climatologists, but by public relations expert James Hoggan, who is the owner and president of the Canadian PR firm Hoggan...

Anti-Business Climate Rhetoric

Media Gobble Up Anti-Business Climate Rhetoric From InsideClimate News By Aly Nielsen   The climate alarmist blog, InsideClimate News, has been peddling climate change attacks against ExxonMobil, and the media are eating it up. InsideClimate News, together with the Los Angeles Times, is responsible for starting the witch hunt against ExxonMobil, and outlets like The New York Times and The Washington Post have continued it. In September, 2015, The left-wing climate blog, which is published by anti-capitalist David Sassoon, accused...
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