Liberal media made slew of dubious claims about climate change, year-end report finds – Fox News

by | Dec 27, 2022 | Climate Change

The Associated Press took $8 million in donations to fund climate coverage in 2022, with the news cooperative and several other major media publications engaged in dubious claims about climate change, according to a new, exclusive year-end report. The “Climate Fact Check 2022” report, presented by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), the Heartland Institute, the Energy & Environmental Legal Institute, the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), and the International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC), stated that “climate alarmists” and members of the media engaged in claims about the relationship between manmade emissions and natural disasters, claims that clashed with “reality and science.”In February, the Associated Press admitted that they would assign more than 24 journalists across the globe to cover “climate issues” after receiving more than $8 million over three years from various organizations.BIDEN TURNS TO COUNTRY WITH DOCUMENTED CHILD LABOR ISSUES FOR GREEN ENERGY MINERAL SUPPLIES: ‘IT’S EGREGIOUS’
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(Noah Berger/AP/File)The organizations contributing to the “philanthropy-funded news” via a “climate grant” are the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Quadrivium, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation.AP News Vice President Brian Carovillano only accepts money “without strings attached” and asserted that funders have no influence on the stories conducted.Similarly, in March 2021, high-ranking State Department officials discussed a proposal to sponsor foreign journalists to “have experiences that educate them on reporting on climate change,” according to emails obtained by Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT) and shared with Fox News Digital.Steve Milloy, a senior legal fellow at the Energy & Environment Legal Institute, told Fox News Digital that the Associate Press has essentially become a “propaganda outfit” for liberal organizations with climate agendas.”It’s hard to claim it’s news when you’re being paid to report only one side of the climate discourse,” he said.WH ADVISER JOHN PODESTA STAFFING UP WITH FAR-LEFT CLIMATE ACTIVISTS: ‘NEED TO SET AMBITIOUS GOALS’The report pointed to a recent article from the Associated Press, by reporter Seth Borenstein, called “New abnormal: Climate disaster damage ‘down’ to $268 billion,” as proof of bias. The article attributed flooding in Pakistan, Hurricane Ian, droughts in Europe, China and Africa, as well as deadly heat waves across the world to climate change.”Weather disasters, many but not all of them turbocharged by human-caused climate change, are happening so frequently that this year’s onslaught, which 20 years ago would have smashed records by far, now in some financial measures seems a bit of a break from recent years,” Borenstein wrote.The Climate Fact Check report questioned whether climate activists and “media mouthpieces” could legitimately attribute disaster damages to climate change or if they were merely trying to “surf human tragedy” to advance a political agenda.The report also highlighted several other climate claims from major media corporations, providing fact-checks for articles written by the Washington Post, New York Times and more.In August, Times reporter Derrick Bryson Taylor claimed that Britain’s brief heatwaves this summer were worsened by climate change. A fact-check from the r …

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