"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Friday, March 31, 2006

Window on The Week on National Review Online- Time's Global Warming

Window on The Week on National Review Online#10: "When it comes to global warming, the mainstream media have never met a hysterical prediction of doom they didn't like. This week, Time magazine took the fear-mongering to a new low with a global-warming cover package complete with the banner "Be worried. Be very worried." It included a photograph from Greenpeace that, according to that organization, shows a glacier melting because of global warming. Time neglected to inform its readers that glaciers nearby were doing just fine, and that one had expanded. Furthermore, it failed to mention that scientists don't know exactly what is causing glaciers to shift. According to one scientific report, It cannot yet be assessed if the ice retreat . . . indicates just regional changes of the atmospheric circulation patterns or can be assigned to global climatic change. This kind of one-sided reporting is typical not only of Time's cover package, but also of all the Chicken Little reporters who follow suit."

I'm pleased to see National Review remarking on this recent issue of Time magazine. I don't have a subscription, yet posted on it recently based on only the short intro.


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