After being introduced as "a little bit of a skeptic on global warming," CNN meteorologist Chad Myers put forth a theory citing skewed global warming data that has been debunked by several recent studies.
The Wall Street Journal's Paul Gigot falsely claimed that a new study by the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics undermines the science behind global warming.
The New York Times reported without challenge Sen. Ted Stevens's (R-AK) claim that in 1980, the Senate promised to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) for oil drilling. In fact, the 1980 law creating ANWR only said that it would be up to Congress to decide whether to give permission to drill.
On NPR's Morning Edition, host Renée Montagne reported that "Democrats" criticized Sen. Ted Stevens's (R-AK) effort to attach a provision allowing oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to a defense appropriations bill. In fact, Stevens's tactic received bipartisan criticism, including from at least five GOP senators and two House Republicans.
In recent days, USA Today and the Los Angeles Times misrepresented the facts underlying the debate over whether to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Both newspapers overstated the amount of oil that would be gained by drilling, and USA Today understated the area of land that would be affected by drilling.
MSNBC's Natalie Morales framed a judge's decision regarding the teaching of intelligent design in a Pennsylvania school district as "a major clash between faith and evolution," despite the judge's explicit statement that such an assumption "is utterly false."
On CBN's The 700 Club, host Pat Robertson claimed that "the evolutionists worship atheism" and that because "evolution becomes their religion" it is "an establishment of religion contrary to the First Amendment." Robertson went on to suggest that evolution advocates were "fanatics," stating further, "it is a religion, it is a cult. It is cultish religion."
On his radio show, Rush Limbaugh falsely claimed that "[t]here is no evidence that we could destroy ecosystems." In fact, there is ample evidence that humans can -- and do -- devastate ecosystems.
The New York Times falsely suggested that only Senate Democrats have "assailed" Sen. Ted Stevens's (R-AK) proposed move to ensure passage of a provision to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) by attaching it to the 2006 Senate defense bill. In fact, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), a Republican and one of the conferees on the defense bill, is strongly opposed to the plan.
On Fox News' Fox & Friends, Brian Kilmeade said that Sting, who founded the Rainforest Foundation, would "be happy to be down there [in Brazil] raising money for those with plates in their lips."