Comedy Central Scoops Network News on Climate-Gate Scandal

From Fox News

ABC didn’t cover it. CBS didn’t either. And NBC apparently wouldn’t go near it.

The network news broadcasts have ignored a growing scandal over evidence of a potential climate cover-up — and now they’ve even been scooped by the fake news at Comedy Central.

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” produced its “reporting” on Climate-gate Tuesday night, when Stewart quipped, “Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very Internet you invented. Oh, oh, the irony!”

Stewart described leaked e-mails from Britain’s University of East Anglia, including one referring to a researcher’s “trick” to “hide the decline” in some temperature readings in recent decades.

“It’s just scientist-speak for using a standard statistical technique — recalibrating data -– in order to trick you,” Stewart said sarcastically.

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7 Responses to Comedy Central Scoops Network News on Climate-Gate Scandal

  1. Rob N. Hood December 5, 2009 at 11:18 am #

    The Daily Show is an excellant source of news, the best in America at the moment in my opinion. Sad that we have to rely on a “comedy” show for real news. But he is funny and the show very clever.

    • Neil F. AGWD/BSD December 5, 2009 at 10:49 pm #

      I could not be less suprised.
      How nice for you. I think festering blisters are funnier than John Stewart. But that is my opinion.

  2. Rob N. Hood December 6, 2009 at 9:19 am #

    I too am not surprised that your sense of humor is different than mine. Your view of reality is very different from mine. And re: the Daily Show- the truth does indeed hurt sometimes.

    • Neil F. AGWD/BSD December 7, 2009 at 12:08 am #

      Cudos to John Stewart for talking about climategate.
      At least I have tried watching his show, and didn’t listen to what anyone said about him to form an opinion about it.

  3. paul wenum December 8, 2009 at 12:41 am #

    Unfortunately, more young people think that this show is “News?” Now that is really scary! I do watch him on occasion, but not as “real life.”

  4. Rob N. Hood December 8, 2009 at 9:44 am #

    Paul, there is more real news there than most places. Sad but true. Pay closer attention next time.

  5. paul wenum December 10, 2009 at 12:38 am #

    I pay attention, just have a low regard for bunk!

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