After relentlessly pushing the false claim that the so-called "Climategate" controversy showed climate scientists deceitfully manipulating data, conservative media are celebrating a Rasmussen Reports poll finding that a majority of Americans believe "some scientists" have likely "falsified research data" to support "their own theories and beliefs about global warming."
Amy Kellogg baselessly reported on Fox News' America's Newsroom -- cited by Fox as a news show -- that recently hacked emails "suggested that these scientists who do believe that climate change is a man-made phenomenon were trying to manipulate the data." While Kellogg cited no email that supported her claim, previous attacks on the overwhelming consensus on climate change have relied on gross distortions of a few of the reportedly stolen emails.
From the December 10 edition of Fox News' America's Newsroom:
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