Tuesday, June 27, 2006
AP Is Now Shilling for Gore
Once again the AP is caught red-handed shilling for a Liberal's work of fiction. Remember when the AP did a whole article about James Risen's book - the one that spilled national security secrets from anonymous and unnamed sources - back in January 2006. (see my Newsbusters article about this here). Now the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works has issued a press release calling the AP out on its claims of scientists supporting Al Gore's movie.
The June 27, 2006 Associated Press (AP) article titled “Scientists OK Gore’s Movie for Accuracy” by Seth Borenstein raises some serious questions about AP’s bias and methodology.
AP chose to ignore the scores of scientists who have harshly criticized the science presented in former Vice President Al Gore’s movie “An Inconvenient Truth.”
In the interest of full disclosure, the AP should release the names of the “more than 100 top climate researchers” they attempted to contact to review “An Inconvenient Truth.” AP should also name all 19 scientists who gave Gore “five stars for accuracy.” AP claims 19 scientists viewed Gore’s movie, but it only quotes five of them in its article. AP should also release the names of the so-called scientific “skeptics” they claim to have contacted.
The AP article quotes Robert Correll, the chairman of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment group. It appears from the article that Correll has a personal relationship with Gore, having viewed the film at a private screening at the invitation of the former Vice President. In addition, Correll’s reported links as an “affiliate” of a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm that provides “expert testimony” in trials and his reported sponsorship by the left-leaning Packard Foundation, were not disclosed by AP. See http://www.junkscience.com/feb06.htm.
The AP also chose to ignore Gore’s reliance on the now-discredited “hockey stick” by Dr. Michael Mann, which claims that temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere remained relatively stable over 900 years, then spiked upward in the 20th century, and that the 1990’s were the warmest decade in at least 1000 years. Last week’s National Academy of Sciences report dispelled Mann’s often cited claims by reaffirming the existence of both the Medieval Warm Period and the Little Ice Age. See Senator Inhofe’s statement on the broken “Hockey Stick.”
Gore’s claim that global warming is causing the snows of Mt. Kilimanjaro to disappear has also been debunked by scientific reports. For example, a 2004 study in the journal Nature makes clear that Kilimanjaro is experiencing less snowfall because there’s less moisture in the air due to deforestation around Kilimanjaro...
We have the NYT and LA Times publishing classified national security information. We have the Washington Post winning a Pulitzer Prize for publishing leaked national security information. WaPo's "ace" reporter, Dana Priest, is married to William Goodfellow who is active in several far left organizations. Dan Rather uses fake memos in an attempt to throw the election to John Kerry. Newsweek reports fake stories of Koran flushing at Gitmo. TIME does a half-assed hit piece on our soldiers without reporting the facts known to them. Then the AP decides to branch out into Public Relations and Marketing for the Michael Moore Wing of the Democratic Party. And these loons dare to call Fox News biased?