Originally Posted by 6SpeedTA95
The only people with a real voice in the mainstream media are those that are frantic about global warming. There has long been debate about what exactly has caused global warming but many were silenced and will continue to be silenced. As soon as things start to cool off all the sackriders will say "see our progress is working" or they'll say "See we hit the tipping point, we're slipping into an ice age"
Probably because they were in the pockets of big oil, and there is not one example of any of them having a credible peer-reviewed paper published to their name.
These "many" change their tune depending on who pays them the most, and are generally hated in the scientific community for not staying true to the facts, I hesitate to call these "many" you speak of; scientists
They are more like "dirty praetorian mouthpieces" -- pandering to the Fossil Barons.
And as an aside -- if you are looking to mainstream media for actual-factual science, then you need to wipe your misconceptions. Try reading a prestigious international peer-reviewed journal like Science
If you look to the same mainstream media sources that told you Saddam was tied to 9/11, the same sources that covered the Anna Nicole Smith death for days, and also the very same mainstream media sources that asserted (if only to cause fear and panic) that the fallacious "Dirty Bomb" was ever a threat to anyone. I am sorry to say you must shift perceptions from "ludicrous and foolish" a step up to maybe "slightly ridiculous".