Climate Democracy Dies in Darkness, by Tim Graham
A British left-wing group calling itself the Center for Countering Digital Hate published a report on what it calls the “Toxic Ten”, which are fringe websites spreading “climate change denial”. The ten include our group, the Media Research Center, as well as Breitbart, The Daily Wire, Townhall Media, Newsmax, The Washington Times, and The Western Journal.
Thus, any challenge to Greenpeace’s climate crackdown orthodoxy is now classified as “toxic” and “digital hate”.
Their solution? Pressure Facebook and Google to “stop monetizing” these conservative sites, stop allowing them to buy ads and “globally label” their climate reports as disinformation. You do not have to prove the Conservatives wrong. It is enough to “label them globally” as false.
Once again, the left wants to win the debate by preventing any debate from taking place. The founder of this ‘digital hate’ team is a man named Imran Ahmed, who previously co-authored the book ‘The New Serfdom: The Triumph of Conservative Ideas and How to Overcome Them’, with Labor member Angela Eagle. .
Ahmed can already count on the jihad of the “objective media”. Their British socialist friends at the Guardian awarded their report the title “‘Super Polluters’: Top 10 Publishers Denying Climate Crisis on Facebook”.
Offering any criticism of climate panic (and climate policy) is “super polluting”. Does this sound like science or political hyperbole? Of course, Ahmed told the Guardian, “big technology is once again on the wrong side of science, truth and human progress.”
The Washington Post also ran a loose article titled “Breitbart Has Outrageous Influence on Climate Change Denial on Facebook, Report Says.” Tech reporter Cat Zakrzewski warned, “The far-right news and commentary site is one of 10 publishers responsible for nearly 70% of interactions with climate change denial content on Facebook.
On Twitter, Zakrzewski exclaimed: “The association has been effective in drawing the attention of policymakers to lies on social media, as it did with its ‘dozen of disinformation’ report earlier this year. . “
The Post reporter avoided any evidence of “lies” by engaging in conservative articles. She blithely wrote that “For years Facebook has been pressured to ban climate disinformation broadly,” and that doesn’t strike her as somehow unpleasant censorship.
My column on the book “Green Fraud” by ClimateDepot founder Marc Morano was pictured in the Daily Wire section of the report. The MRC section is illustrated by an article by Joseph Vazquez on NewsBusters on … Marc Morano. He is apparently the # 1 Digital Hater.
In my Morano column, I noted that the climate panic lobby is never held responsible for the unsuccessful predictions of doom from decades ago. In a PBS series titled ‘Race to Save the Planet’, Meryl Streep said: ‘By the year 2000 – that’s less than 10 years – Earth’s climate will be hotter than it ever was. ‘has been for over 100,000 years. If we don’t do something, there will be enormous calamities in a very short time. ”
In 2021, this can be defined as climate misinformation.
But the panic is helping Democrats sell a crackdown. The Post article quoted Senator Sheldon as “Whites Only” Whitehouse complaining that “Facebook and other social media companies make money when they send users into climate change denial rabbit holes. It is a very dangerous business model for the future of the planet. ”
Apparently, the “business model” is this: only leftists can talk about climate policy; everyone should be deleted. No one is allowed to question the unsuccessful predictions and exaggerated “solutions” of climate experts like Greta Thunberg and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
The Washington Post is expected to adopt its business model with the slogan “Climate democracy dies in darkness”.
Tim Graham is director of media analysis at the Media Research Center and editor of the NewsBusters.org blog. To learn more about Tim Graham and read articles from other Creators Syndicate authors and designers, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.
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