Andrew Bolt notes how four of the top five questions in The Age’s ‘Our Say’ segment has been dominated by skeptics. The other one questions who is paying Alan Jones and Bolt to run down the consensus. Guess which one The Age choses to feature.
Last I checked the site, this question had been relegated to fourth, with three skeptics questions before it. It will be interesting to see how The Age wriggles out of these questions. It will be even more interesting to see how they handle the question of this little conspiracy theorist.
“There are some very vocal and seemingly influential climate change sceptics who have been given well supported platforms by some media organisations in Australia. 2GB’s broadcasting of Alan Jones and News Limited’s publishing of Andrew Bolt is a couple of examples that spring to mind. It appears that these media organisations have the goal of destroying the credibility of anyone who supports the science of and actions to mitigate the effects of human civilization’s influences on earth’s climate. Do these media organisations obtain funding from any corporate, organisational or individual entities with a vested interest in maintain the industrial status quo where unlimited greenhouse gas emissions are largely the norm?”
– Mark Dennis
UPDATE: This question has now been relegated to fifth. Looks like this may backfire on The Age.