Today at his blog, former Vice President Al Gore wrote:
Today, Media Matters posted an alarming email sent by Bill Sammon, the Washington, DC, managing editor at Fox News. Sammon sent the email to Fox News producers on December 8, 2009 - just as the Climate Conference in Copenhagen was beginning:
But there's no legitimate debate: the planet is warming. Moreover, man-made global warming pollution is the principal cause.
Fox News has consistently delivered false and misleading information to its viewers about the climate crisis. The leaked emails now suggest that this bias comes directly from the executives responsible for their news coverage.
COP15 was a critical moment in the fight against the climate crisis. It is unsurprising, yet still disturbing, that Fox would allow its political bias to infiltrate its news reporting about the conference. Over all the media's coverage of climate issues has been atrocious. However, Fox seems determined to set the bar even lower.