Friday, August 9, 2013

5 Ways Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and Other Regressive Media Outlets try to Sway Opinion Against Science and for Denialism

Lying to you 24/7.

Presenting paid deniers as "objective" experts while presenting mainstream scientists as self-interested or biased.
Examples:

Denigrating scientific institutions and peer-reviewed journals.
Examples:

Equating peer-reviewed research with a politically liberal opinion.
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Accusing climate scientists of manipulating data to fund research projects.
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Characterizing climate science as a religion.
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Further recommended reading:

http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/about_us/meet_us/max_boykoff/readings/hmielowski_2013.pdf 

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