In a recent article, London-based magazine Environment Finance reported that Rupert Murdoch will take steps "to cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from his media empire" -- which includes Fox News Channel -- "to zero by 2010." However, in addition to Fox News' Sean Hannity and John Gibson, FoxNews.com posts have directly attacked the purchasing of carbon credits to offset one's "carbon footprint" and have mocked Al Gore's reported use of them.
On The Big Story, John Gibson claimed that Sen. Jim Webb was "largely getting a pass" from the media over the arrest of a senior Webb aide who allegedly entered a Senate building with a loaded pistol that belongs to Webb. In fact, several major news outlets have covered the story.
Several media outlets reporting on the Senate Judiciary Committee's vote to authorize subpoenas of senior White House officials to force on-the-record testimony in the U.S. attorney investigation suggested that the vote fell along partisan lines. In fact, Sen. Charles Grassley, a Republican, went on record with an "aye" vote in favor of subpoenas.
Patrick Michaels falsely compared Al Gore's claim that global warming could cause "sea level worldwide [to] go up 20 feet" with a portion of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's 2007 report that predicted a sea-level increase of 8 to 18 inches. In fact, the IPCC report made that estimate based only on increases in temperature, while Gore was discussing what would occur if vast sections of polar ice "broke up and slipped into the sea."