Dear Fox Viewers: You Are Being Duped

It looks like the health care debate was not the only place where Fox News executive Bill Sammon decided to use his “news” organization to snooker the public. Media Matters has uncovered further evidence of Mr. Sammon’s abuse of editorial license, this time in the climate change debate.

In the midst of global climate change talks last December, a top Fox News official sent an email questioning the “veracity of climate change data” and ordering the network’s journalists to “refrain from asserting that the planet has warmed (or cooled) in any given period without IMMEDIATELY pointing out that such theories are based upon data that critics have called into question.”

The directive, sent by Fox News Washington managing editor Bill Sammon, was issued less than 15 minutes after Fox correspondent Wendell Goler accurately reported on-air that the United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization announced that 2000-2009 was “on track to be the warmest [decade] on record.”

Thank you Fox News for giving me this opportunity to point you to a wonderfully well done comic explaining the climate change debate in a way that even you and your viewers can understand.

Climate Change (the first panel of many, click the image above to view the full comic)

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