The Media Is Ignoring Kerry’s Cap-and-Trade

by William Yeatman on May 17, 2010

in Blog

After 7 months of negotiations, Senators John Kerry and Joseph Lieberman last week unveiled a major climate bill to a chorus of…silence. On the day after the rollout, the American Power Act failed to make the front page of a single paper with a national scope. The Sunday political talkies also ignored the bill. I didn’t hear a single mention of the American Power Act on Fox News Sunday, ABC’s This Week, NBC’s Meet the Press, the McLaughlin Group, or the Chris Matthews Show.

What gives? The mainstream media LOVES global warming as an issue, because it’s divisive and it’s yellow. So why would they ignore it? The only explanation I can think of is that the media believes the bill is dead. My only evidence is anecdotal. Last Thursday I did a taped interview with a very pro-cap-and-trade reporter from Al Jezeera, and the first thing out of his mouth was, “So this bill is dead, right?” I’m not so sanguine, because I once thought the same thing about health care “reform.” Nonetheless, the media’s evident apathy is curious.

jhont May 24, 2010 at 6:14 am

I want to give some opinions a little. indeed our present state of the earth may be critical. but we who love the same as manusa let us preserve the natural forest. I never negok little Indonesian region of Borneo. It is a heart in Indonesia, I am very happy with the situation in Indonesia that people around the forest is really conserving. mengagab their forest is the human body and soul on earth.

saira May 25, 2010 at 12:28 am

teri maa dee pudhiiiiii Hhahahahah

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