Green Journalism: Creating Climate Stories, Dr. Tim Ball @ DrTimBall.com + LewRockwell.com + excerpt + LRC Articles by Dr. Tim Ball @ LA ROSA

Published September 25, 2014 by goyodelarosa

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Calumny is only the noise of madmen. Diogenes

The great principles of right and wrong are legible to every reader; to pursue them requires not the aid of many counselors. The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest. Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail.Thomas Jefferson, A Summary View of the Rights of British America, 1775

Creating the News

On August 4 2014, an article in The Guardian claimed, “World’s Top PR Companies Rule Out Working With Climate Deniers”. It is a classic example of what purports to be journalism today, a concocted story, in which the story contradicts the headline. It is a variation of what is known as yellow journalism, defined as, “a type of journalism that presents little or no legitimate well-researched news and instead uses eye-catching headlines to sell more newspapers.” I call it ‘green journalism’. G.K.Chesterton said, “Journalism largely consists of saying “Lord Jones is dead” to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive.” In green journalism, it is likely Lord Jones didn’t exist, but if he did, he probably owned an oil company.

The Guardian story is another in a stream of articles in the mainstream media, apparently designed to counter growing public and political awareness that IPCC science is wrong. Increasingly, they take the form used by a person or group losing an argument. It is known as an ad hominem, defined as “attacking an opponent’s character rather than answering the arguments.” It usually applies to an individual, but the modern form is collective. You identify a group with a name, such as “birther”,“conspiracy theorist”, “global warming skeptic”, or “climate change denier”, which marginalizes them and destroys their credibility. Is a collective ad hominem an oxymoron? It is further evidence of the political nature of the climate debate. As US commentator, George Will, said, “When a politician says the debate is over, you can be sure of two things; the debate is raging; and he’s losing it.”

Read the rest of the article at: http://drtimball.com/2014/green-journalism-mainstream-media-creating-climate-stories/

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