December 5, 2009
According to MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann, “cluster” Fox made up climategate. Employing his now legendary childish elan pawned off as comedy, Olbermann declares Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson, and Brian Kilmeade of Fox & Friends are part of a “propaganda fester” operating at Fox News.
According to Olbermann, the comedian John Stewart is central to Fox’s conspiracy to deny climate change. Evidence? Stewart poked fun at Al Gore and the climategate scandal.
Fox used the profanity-laden skit to claim Stewart now believes climate change is a sham.
In fact, not unlike Olbermann, Stewart buys into the climate change scam. Olbermann rightly points out that Fox skewed Stewart’s segment and made ludicrous claims. But then Fox, like its ideological flip-side at MSNBC (owned by Microsoft and the death merchant General Electric), is in the highly profitable business of propaganda, half-truths, and outright lies.
It should be added that we do not really know what Olbermann, Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson, and Brian Kilmeade believe. They are reading teleprompter scripts written by their respective employers.
As Paul Joseph Watson  noted on March 6 of this year, Fox has admitted pushing the climate change agenda in its television shows. Fox’s most popular shows – the Simpsons, King of the Hill, Family Guy, Prison Break – are all loaded with politically charged messages about global warming. “What could we do on a practical level to start making a difference,” asks one executive before another answers, “The biggest thing we’ve done is inserting messages about the environment into some of our content.”
The story here is not Fox & Friends twisting the words of John Stewart but the backhanded attempt by Olbermann’s corporate script writers to dismiss the climategate story by insisting it was made up by Fox News. The corporate media, with the notable exception of Fox News, has methodically ignored the story.
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
Fox News, of course, is merely playing its assigned role as the flip-side to the “liberal bias” of MSNBC and CNN. As noted above, Fox is a primary disseminator of climate change propaganda.