Saturday, April 28, 2007

Title vs. Content

The Prometheus Science Policy Blog alerted me to a story in Friday's New York Times titled, "Public Remains Split on Response to Warming."

The funny thing is, the only 'split' I could tell from the report was that an equal number of Americans think the government can do something about global warming as think our leaders are useless on this issue. (IMHO, that's because the most useful thing our leaders could do is jack gasoline prices up to $7.50 or $10 a gallon.)

Most notably,
Ninety percent of Democrats, 80 percent of independents and 60 percent of Republicans said immediate action was required to curb the warming of the atmosphere and deal with its effects on the global climate.
That seems like a consensus to me. This is a classic case of the media creating the impression that there are 'two sides' to the story when there really only is one...

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