Global warming is irrefutable to anyone with a functioning cranium. The conservative resistence too acceptance of global warming as human caused has been beyond maddening. Well, it looks as though Republican mouthpiece Fox News has actually seen the light
A Fox News Channel documentary on "global warming," set to air Sunday night, provides only the liberal take on the controversial issue and was approved after environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. reportedly "dragged" Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes to a lecture by former Vice President Al Gore, "kicking and screaming."
Clay Rawson, the Fox News Channel producer of the hour-long special titled "The Heat Is On: The Case of Global Warming," told Cybercast News Service Wednesday that the project "was a little bit different for us.
"Often on Fox News Channel, we present both sides, according to our 'fair and balanced' motto, but this is the global warming story," Rawson said. "We do make it clear that this is one side of the issue through inclusion of a disclaimer," he added. The documentary is said to ignore scientific skeptics who believe that human activity is not responsible for catastrophic climate change...
Fox News Channel reporter Rick Folbaum, in a statement on the news organization's website, explained that "after months of research and interviews with many experts, I've learned this simple fact: The earth is heating up. And it's happening much faster than ever before. No one can argue with this."
This special is hardly earth shattering, but it is encouraging that the right wing media is prepared to admit reality. Omitting the usual crackpot scientists to refute global warming offers some hope that the even the right can't escape the hard facts.
This feature also highlights how completely marginalized this administration has become on such a central issue. Fox News is still utter crap, but by acknowledging this issue, it reveals how universally accepted this issue has become. A good sign for sure, no matter how late.