From the Senator Bernie Sanders newsletter The Bernie Buzz comes this update titled “TV Networks Give Global Warming Cold Shoulder” (January 16, 2014):
“A group of nine U.S. senators, led by Senator Bernie Sanders, sent a letter today to network television executives asking why there has been ‘shockingly little discussion’ about global warming on Sunday morning broadcast network news and interview programs.
Just 27 minutes of combined air time was devoted to discussions about climate change during all of last year on Meet the Press, This Week, Face the Nation and Fox News Sunday, according to a study by Media Matters for America. Media Matters counted eight minutes of air time on climate change in 2012, down from nine minutes in 2011.
Given the widely recognized challenge that climate change poses to the nation and the world, this is an absurdly short amount of time for a subject of such importance, the senators wrote.”
Never ever let it be said that the DLM (damn liberal media) of the United States was guilty of NOT picking up on a hot topic and instead choosing to keep their collective head up their collective arse . . .