Senate Democrats Pressure Networks to Increase Coverage of Climate Change


Robert Wilde reports:  Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) are gathering colleagues’ signatures on a letter to networks ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox expressing their disapproval at the lack of global warming discussion on the channels’ Sunday shows.

According to Sanders, “It is beyond my comprehension… that their shows have discussed climate change in 2012, collectively, for all of eight minutes.” Sanders is using liberal watchdog group Media Matters for America as his source. MMfA‘s data indicates that, in 2009, the Sunday shows covered climate change topics for over an hour, and in 2012, Sunday show coverage dropped to less than eight minutes on climate change.

On Sunday, Media Matters condemned Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace for questioning the legitimacy of President Obama’s proposal to establish a Climate Resilience Fund to help communities deal with the effects of global warming in California. Wallace claimed that the president’s “case may seem a bit hard to make when the eastern half of the country is in the grips of a brutal winter.”

Sanders mentioned the letter at a press conference with Senate Democrats’ new, 19-member Climate Action Task Force, which includes Barbara Boxer of California…

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4 Comments on “Senate Democrats Pressure Networks to Increase Coverage of Climate Change”

  1. […] Pundit from another Planet Robert Wilde reports: Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) are gathering […]

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