Media Circus » Political News http://www.mediacircus.com Political News, Breaking News, National News and more News than you shake a stick at! Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:08:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 WGN Marks Easter with Devil Worshiping, Sex-Filled ‘Salem’ http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/wgn-marks-easter-with-devil-worshiping-sex-filled-salem/ http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/wgn-marks-easter-with-devil-worshiping-sex-filled-salem/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:06:33 +0000 http://www.mediacircus.com/?guid=42afacbf1f650db5ac18c9dfdad032c9 Editor’s Note: Some of the content in this story might be offensive.

It might be best to keep the TV off this Easter.

WGN America’s new witch drama “Salem” premiere...

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Politico’s Nather: Obama Can ‘Spike the Football’ Because Obamacare ‘Is Beating Expectations’ http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/politicos-nather-obama-can-spike-the-football-because-obamacare-is-beating-expectations/ http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/politicos-nather-obama-can-spike-the-football-because-obamacare-is-beating-expectations/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:44:43 +0000 http://www.mediacircus.com/?guid=e1da24611be587baa331d62173eddb9d

David Nather at the Politico apparently wanted to make sure that those who don't follow the news closely see a triumphant headline ("Obama Spikes the Football") and a congratulatory opening paragraph at their computers, tablets, and smartphones.

Sure, the Politico reporter gradually threw in all kinds of qualifications after that, but his mission is largely accomplished: Cause those who don't click through to believe that Obamacare is functioning as intended, and — especially in the headline — communicate the message that the debate about the statist health regime's existence is really over. He can say that he did his job while at the same time keeping most people away from the more complicated reality. In that sense, Nather is right there with reporters at ABC and CBS who claim without verifiable evidence, as Rich Noyes at NewsBusters noted earlier this afternoon, that the program has achieved "a major milestone." Excerpts follow the jump (bolds are mine):

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Ten Years Ago, ‘The Passion’ Ruckus Demonstrated Network TV’s Hostility to Orthodox Christianity http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/ten-years-ago-the-passion-ruckus-demonstrated-network-tvs-hostility-to-orthodox-christianity/ http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/ten-years-ago-the-passion-ruckus-demonstrated-network-tvs-hostility-to-orthodox-christianity/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:26:28 +0000 http://www.mediacircus.com/?guid=a41c84e85026d9a88acb4ea46296a380

Ten years ago, Mel Gibson unveiled his massively successful movie The Passion of The Christ. It came out on Ash Wednesday (February 25, 2004), but is often re-viewed on Good Friday. It had a worldwide box-office gross of over $611 million.

In our Special Report on religion coverage that year, we explored how the TV networks attacked Gibson's movie as extreme, divisive, and potentially harmful  -- one CBS reporter even called it an "ecumenical suicide bomb" -- and how that differed from their fascination with theories in The DaVinci Code:

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No Skepticism as ABC and CBS Cheer “Major Milestone” for ObamaCare http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/no-skepticism-as-abc-and-cbs-cheer-major-milestone-for-obamacare/ http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/no-skepticism-as-abc-and-cbs-cheer-major-milestone-for-obamacare/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:11:25 +0000 http://www.mediacircus.com/?guid=d5ab12810195ffdb5404390ccc832af5 Both ABC and CBS carved out a few seconds on their Thursday evening and Friday morning newscasts to boost President Obama’s claims of success for his ObamaCare program. Filling in for Di...

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In Easter Message, MSNBC’s Sharpton Lauds Crucifixion, Resurrection of… Obama?! http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/in-easter-message-msnbcs-sharpton-lauds-crucifixion-resurrection-of-obama/ http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/in-easter-message-msnbcs-sharpton-lauds-crucifixion-resurrection-of-obama/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:36:26 +0000 http://www.mediacircus.com/?guid=8d8102c612b606a180f966496fc3a85e

Al Sharpton entered truly ludicrous territory during an appearance Wednesday on Tom Joyner’s radio show. While talking about the meaning of Easter, the Baptist minister and MSNBC host dragged President Obama into the mix:

"As I looked at President Obama at our convention last Friday, where all he took he’s been able to rise politically again, I’m not comparing him to Jesus, but I am saying that to every crucifixion there is a resurrection for those that believe." [YouTube video embedded below.]
 

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CBS, Bloomberg and Vox Attack Turbo Tax Owner http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/cbs-bloomberg-and-vox-attack-turbo-tax-owner/ http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/cbs-bloomberg-and-vox-attack-turbo-tax-owner/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:52:06 +0000 http://www.mediacircus.com/?guid=3f81b80e003826775b37dc5bea724bcc Despite a flurry of scandals surrounding the IRS, the media still trust the government, and liberal groups, more than corporations.

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AP: After Years of Touting It, Dems Told Not to Say ‘Recovery’ http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/ap-after-years-of-touting-it-dems-told-not-to-say-recovery/ http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/ap-after-years-of-touting-it-dems-told-not-to-say-recovery/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:13:32 +0000 http://www.mediacircus.com/?guid=45234532b7ea278784e28c66a3a1779f

In a Friday morning dispatch which comes off more as a set of election instructions from "Democratic strategists" than as a real news report, David Espo at the Associated Press, aka the Administration's Press, wanted to make sure that political operatives who don't read boring pollster reports still get the message: Don't use the word "recovery" during your fall campaign.

In the course of his missive, Espo falsely claimed that economic growth since the recession officially ended has continued unbroken, and failed to remind his audience that the party has trotted out "recovery" themes several times, only to see historically weak economic and employment results each time. Excerpts follow the jump (bolds are mine):

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ObamaCare Apologist Kliff Goes Off Message, Quickly Rights Herself http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/obamacare-apologist-kliff-goes-off-message-quickly-rights-herself/ http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/obamacare-apologist-kliff-goes-off-message-quickly-rights-herself/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:56:59 +0000 http://www.mediacircus.com/?guid=3baeafc0ce37b5127f5bffb27334b5e1

The morning of April 15 had an indication that it would contain an historic moment. Sarah Kliff, formerly of the Washington Post Wonkblog and now with General Electric Vox, appeared to be finally breaking through her liberal coccoon. Yes, she tweeted  some actual Obamacare criticism of the administration over the suspicious changes in the way the Census Bureau measures the uninsured. Alas, it was not to be. With startling speed, Kliff got her "mind right" with a correctional tweet in less than an hour after a Ministry of Truth talk with an administration offical.

Let us now go back to that bright moment on April 15 when our Miss Kliff appeared to be awakening from her long liberal stupor:

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ABC on Chelsea Clinton’s Pregnancy: ‘Move Over Prince George’; U.S. Has New ‘Royal’ http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/abc-on-chelsea-clintons-pregnancy-move-over-prince-george-u-s-has-new-royal/ http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/abc-on-chelsea-clintons-pregnancy-move-over-prince-george-u-s-has-new-royal/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:35:51 +0000 http://www.mediacircus.com/?guid=2cf929c37bc6cc00a3d96b661e40513b

According to the liberal journalists on the networks, being part of a Democratic family makes you "royalty." Reporters on ABC, CBS and NBC gushed over the announcement that Chelsea Clinton is pregnant. Good Morning America's Bianna Golodryga enthused, "Move over, Prince George, though. This morning, Americans have their own royal, or, rather, presidential baby, to look forward to.

On CBS This Morning, Jan Crawford was almost as excited, hyping, "...This is not as quite as big of a deal as when Prince William and Kate Middleton said they were expecting. But in the U.S., I guess you could say political dynasties might be the thing we've got closest to royalty." [Video to follow. MP3 audio here.]

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NewsBusted: At This Point, What Difference Do Qualifications Make?! http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/newsbusted-at-this-point-what-difference-do-qualifications-make/ http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/newsbusted-at-this-point-what-difference-do-qualifications-make/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:30:48 +0000 http://www.mediacircus.com/?guid=9d5e482803602e564951b5aead883e5f

"Last week, the Morning Joe panel failed to name even one reason why Hillary Clinton was qualified to be president. President Obama immediately responded, 'Like you need one?'"

It's time once again for NewsBusted. Click the play button in the embed below the page break to watch NewsBusted's Jodi Miller skewer Hillary Clinton, ObamaCare, and CBS News. To get be sure NewsBusted in your inbox by going here. To subscribe at YouTube, click here.

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MSNBC’s Mike Barnicle: ‘Harry Reid Is Right’ Cliven Bundy Is A ‘Domestic Terrorist’ http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/msnbcs-mike-barnicle-harry-reid-is-right-cliven-bundy-is-a-domestic-terrorist/ http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/msnbcs-mike-barnicle-harry-reid-is-right-cliven-bundy-is-a-domestic-terrorist/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:03:21 +0000 http://www.mediacircus.com/?guid=c6240ab8dfd3aa38e0a2b0b0b2ca59d2

In the wake of the standoff between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the federal government, Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) jumped into the controversy and proclaimed that Bundy was “nothing better than domestic terrorists and I think that we are a country that people should follow the law.

Following Reid's controversial comments, MSNBC’s Mike Barnicle jumped to support Reid on Morning Joe on Friday April 18. Barnicle maintained “Those people on the ground in Nevada are terrorists under that definition. Harry Reid is right. The prosecution rests. [See video below.]

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MSNBC’s Mike Barnicle: ‘Harry Reid Is Right’ Cliven Bundy Is A ‘Domestic Terrorist’ http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/msnbcs-mike-barnicle-harry-reid-is-right-cliven-bundy-is-a-domestic-terrorist-2/ http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/msnbcs-mike-barnicle-harry-reid-is-right-cliven-bundy-is-a-domestic-terrorist-2/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:03:21 +0000 http://www.mediacircus.com/?guid=c6240ab8dfd3aa38e0a2b0b0b2ca59d2

In the wake of the standoff between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the federal government, Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) jumped into the controversy and proclaimed that Bundy was “nothing better than domestic terrorists and I think that we are a country that people should follow the law.

Following Reid's controversial comments, MSNBC’s Mike Barnicle jumped to support Reid on Morning Joe on Friday April 18. Barnicle maintained “Those people on the ground in Nevada are terrorists under that definition. Harry Reid is right. The prosecution rests. [See video below.]

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Morning Joe Panel Scolds Sorkin For Suggesting Hillary Will Use Grandma-hood to Soften Image http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/morning-joe-panel-scolds-sorkin-for-suggesting-hillary-will-use-grandma-hood-to-soften-image/ http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/morning-joe-panel-scolds-sorkin-for-suggesting-hillary-will-use-grandma-hood-to-soften-image/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:01:55 +0000 http://www.mediacircus.com/?guid=d206ca4d90544fc76ed3d3069941b23c

Who would deny that Hillary could use a little softening of her icy image?  But when Andrew Ross Sorkin had the audacity to suggest that Clinton's impending grandma-hood would work to her advantage in that regard, the collective wrath of the Morning Joe panel descended on him.

John Heilemann, as is his habit, sneered.  "Republican" Nicolle Wallace actually led the Sorkin scolding, suggesting it was "stupid" to think as he did.  View the video after the jump.

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Megyn Kelly Asks Brent Bozell Why Easter TV News Is All About Fashion, Food, and ‘Drinkie-Poos’ http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/megyn-kelly-asks-brent-bozell-why-easter-tv-news-is-all-about-fashion-food-and-drinkie-poos/ http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/megyn-kelly-asks-brent-bozell-why-easter-tv-news-is-all-about-fashion-food-and-drinkie-poos/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:38:18 +0000 http://www.mediacircus.com/?guid=a01afa440a0693ec6e4eb26818eb0a9f

Fox News host Megyn Kelly invited MRC president Brent Bozell to the airwaves to discuss a new MRC study on how about nine of every ten Easter references on network news are secular references to eggs, bunnies, candy, and not Jesus Christ. 

As Kelly aptly summarized it, "Instead of talking about Jesus or faith, almost 90 percent of the network's newscast reports on Easter focus on fashion, food and to quote one host, 'drinkie-poos.'” (Video below)

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Attack of the Peeps: Nets Secularize ‘Easter’ Nine out of Ten Times http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/attack-of-the-peeps-nets-secularize-easter-nine-out-of-ten-times/ http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/attack-of-the-peeps-nets-secularize-easter-nine-out-of-ten-times/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:54:51 +0000 http://www.mediacircus.com/?guid=8f060fbddd651bb960d6b43a1ae04337 Easter (n): The annual Christian celebration in remembrance of Jesus Christ’s resurrection. 

Synonyms: 1. Peeps. 2. fashion. 3. martinis. 4. bonnets. 5. common thread of humanity....

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Open Thread: Obama Presidency a Boon for Red Tape Production http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/open-thread-obama-presidency-a-boon-for-red-tape-production/ http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/open-thread-obama-presidency-a-boon-for-red-tape-production/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:26:31 +0000 http://www.mediacircus.com/?guid=24bdd37f49e849c379745d3ca41f5a02

If government regulation was literally made of red tape, adhesive manufacturers would be making a killing in the Obama economy.

Yesterday the Wall Street Journal editorial board noted how the president is a "Regulator Without Peer," citing analysis by Wayne Crews of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, who has a forthcoming annual review of federal regs, "Ten Thousand Commandments" slated to be unveiled on April 29 [click here for the 2013 study]. Read an excerpt of the WSJ's editorial below the page break, and leave us your thoughts on this or anything else on your mind in the comments thread (emphasis mine):

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Feminist Blogger at WashPost: New Female-Dominated Fox News Show a ‘Stroke of Evil Genius’ http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/feminist-blogger-at-washpost-new-female-dominated-fox-news-show-a-stroke-of-evil-genius/ http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/feminist-blogger-at-washpost-new-female-dominated-fox-news-show-a-stroke-of-evil-genius/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:05:43 +0000 http://www.mediacircus.com/?guid=b4da7dd1c144acdda29fa71c698d25b8 Washington Post culture-and-politics blogger Alyssa Rosenberg is crediting Fox News with a “stroke of evil genius” for creating a new show called “Outnumbered” with a p...

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Tina Brown Now Claims She Knew Buying Newsweek Was Going to Fail In The First Week http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/tina-brown-now-claims-she-knew-buying-newsweek-was-going-to-fail-in-the-first-week/ http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/tina-brown-now-claims-she-knew-buying-newsweek-was-going-to-fail-in-the-first-week/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:39:27 +0000 http://www.mediacircus.com/?guid=719c09ee5157d12c8c5f0808a24da072

Former Newsweek boss Tina Brown was incredibly candid -- or wildly spinning in retrospect -- in an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek. Why would The Daily Beast try to absorb Newsweek? "Our hope was that we would reanimate the moribund Newsweek, but nothing could actually reanimate Newsweek because it was a wholly different ball of problems."

So why buy it? Her Bloomberg questioner asked: “When did you realize it wasn’t going to work?” She replied:  “In about the first week." Even folks at Time noticed that one.

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Greta Hammers Jay Carney as ‘Delusional’ for Claiming Fox News Runs ‘Ridiculous Stories’ http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/greta-hammers-jay-carney-as-delusional-for-claiming-fox-news-runs-ridiculous-stories/ http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/greta-hammers-jay-carney-as-delusional-for-claiming-fox-news-runs-ridiculous-stories/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:09:12 +0000 http://www.mediacircus.com/?guid=b5e21893193fd0c94db87c5ab347878b

Thursday was a busy time for White House press secretary Jay Carney. First, he claimed that the toughest interview president Barack Obama had in 2012 was moderated by Comedy Central's Jon Stewart. As if that wasn't bizarre enough, he later stated that “there has never been a more transparent administration,” a situation that “creates headaches for us and ridiculous stories on Fox News.”

It didn't take long for Greta van Susteren, host of that channel's weeknight On the Record program, to come out swinging and post a message asking: ”White House delusional? Obsessed with Fox News Channel? Thinks we are the only ones that spotted this BS?”

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Not All Presidential Offspring Equal: Newscasts Which Ignored Bush Pregnancy Now Trumpet Chelsea Clinton’s http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/not-all-presidential-offspring-equal-newscasts-which-ignored-bush-pregnancy-now-trumpet-chelsea-clintons/ http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/not-all-presidential-offspring-equal-newscasts-which-ignored-bush-pregnancy-now-trumpet-chelsea-clintons/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:27:21 +0000 http://www.mediacircus.com/?guid=588114a35b8372c95af0dcb6f830f90b On Wednesday morning, December 12, 2012, Jenna Bush Hager, the daughter of former President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush, announced on NBC’s Today show that she was expecting...

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Their Praise for Cliven Bundy Shows Hannity and Huckabee Want ‘Armed Insurrection’ – Ed Schultz http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/their-praise-for-cliven-bundy-shows-hannity-and-huckabee-want-armed-insurrection-ed-schultz/ http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/their-praise-for-cliven-bundy-shows-hannity-and-huckabee-want-armed-insurrection-ed-schultz/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:34:08 +0000 http://www.mediacircus.com/?guid=db681bf3ff65455c9559ec496b5754c7

Does it get more laughable in media when Ed Schultz accuses others of being incendiary?

Schultz's years-long obsession and resentment of conservative commentator Sean Hannity, and of Fox News, surfaced once again yesterday when he criticized Hannity and fellow Fox News personality Mike Huckabee for their remarks about Cliven Bundy, the Nevadan rancher locked in a dispute with the federal Bureau of Land Management over cattle grazing fees. (Audio clips after the jump)

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Politico Reporter to Obama: Is it Time for Dems to Campaign ‘Loudly’ on ObamaCare? Will You ‘Lead that Charge?’ http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/politico-reporter-to-obama-is-it-time-for-dems-to-campaign-loudly-on-obamacare-will-you-lead-that-charge/ http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/politico-reporter-to-obama-is-it-time-for-dems-to-campaign-loudly-on-obamacare-will-you-lead-that-charge/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:35:18 +0000 http://www.mediacircus.com/?guid=b64309a28b5841f11dbdc5e221f193c5 At Thursday’s press conference there were no questions about the latest IRS scandal developments or Benghazi but today’s presser did give Politico’s Edward-Isaac Devore a cha...

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WashPost’s Cilizza Calls Out Bloomberg For Hurting His Own Gun Control Push http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/washposts-cilizza-calls-out-bloomberg-for-hurting-his-own-gun-control-push/ http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/washposts-cilizza-calls-out-bloomberg-for-hurting-his-own-gun-control-push/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:59:00 +0000 http://www.mediacircus.com/?guid=3ca19013646dea8b20c764c99509598d In a Wednesday post for his The Fix blog, the Washington Post’s Chris Cilizza smacked down former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg over his anti-gun crusade.

Cilizza pointed out ...

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President’s Publicity Machine: CBS Devotes Seven Minutes to Obama’s ‘Scary Powerful’ Aide http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/presidents-publicity-machine-cbs-devotes-seven-minutes-to-obamas-scary-powerful-aide/ http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/presidents-publicity-machine-cbs-devotes-seven-minutes-to-obamas-scary-powerful-aide/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:43:12 +0000 http://www.mediacircus.com/?guid=9f2ccaee588cf57c119cff7d20803cff

After devoting 15 minutes to a Barack Obama interview in the last 24 hours, CBS piled on with another seven minutes devoted to a "scary powerful" top aide. Charlie Rose offered a puff piece on Alyssa Mastromonaco, Obama's deputy chief of staff. The CBS This Morning co-anchor on Thursday offered no tough questions and instead repeatedly underlined just how important she is. Rose marveled, "You know what somebody called you? Scary powerful." 

The co-host narrated, "We recently spoke to her about her low profile, high power role. Every time I read a piece about you, it talks about power." Rose highlighted Obama's alleged feeling about her departure, quoting the President: "I'm not going to let you go...unless you promise me you will be there for me not only during the presidency but in the post-presidency." He followed up with Mastromonaco, saying of her post-White House days: "Is the most exciting time of your life behind you?" [See video below. MP3 audio here.] 

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Column: Chicken Little ‘Science’ http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/column-chicken-little-science/ http://www.mediacircus.com/2014/04/column-chicken-little-science/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:31:41 +0000 http://www.mediacircus.com/?guid=96c2f24c302315b5396db1244196f5f3 The cult centered on "global warming" alarmism is getting hot under the collar. People seem to have stopped paying attention and polls show "climate change" barely registers on a list of voters' concerns.

This can only mean, as losing politicians like to say, that their message isn't getting through. What to do? Why shout louder, of course.

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