CNN Host Calls For Marginalizing Global Warming Skeptics While Accepting A Press Freedom Award

Christiane Amanpour

Christiane Amanpour

CNN’s chief international correspondent said skeptics of man-made global warming should not be given equal time on the news while accepting an award for championing press freedom.

Christiane Amanpour, who hosts the nightly show “Amanpour,” then went on to say how covering ethnic cleansing in Bosnia during the 1990s taught her to “never to equate victim with aggressor, never to create a false moral or factual equivalence.”

“It appeared much of the media got itself into knots trying to differentiate between balance, objectivity, neutrality, and crucially, truth,” Amanpour said while accepting an award for press freedom in November. The award was presented by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

“We cannot continue the old paradigm‚Äìlet’s say like over global warming, where 99.9 percent of the empirical scientific evidence is given equal play with the tiny minority of deniers,” she said.

“I learned long ago, covering the ethnic cleansing and genocide in Bosnia, never to equate victim with aggressor, never to create a false moral or factual equivalence, because then you are an accomplice to the most unspeakable crimes and consequences,” Amanpour added.

Amanpour is far from the first journalist to suggest keeping global warming skeptics largely out of the media.

BBC News’s governing body reported in 2014 that 200 staffers got training on how to exclude marginal views from news coverage, including views of global warming skeptics.

“Science coverage does not simply lie in reflecting a wide range of views but depends on the varying degree of prominence such views should be given,” the Trust reported, singling out skeptics.

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    Captain Dave


    Free speech and balanced coverage, as long as you agree with us. As Mr. Trump says, CNN is a bunch of liars.

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    When has CNN provided balancing anything ? She can’t even get her facts straight .There is no 99.9 % and never was so she is just making shit up to suit an agenda again. But hey it’s the Clinton News Network still recovering their failure to brain wash the public . It must be sad to try and sell your politically correct socialist
    agenda only to land flat on your ass . I mean really … CNN asking the Democrats to provide questions of the Republicans and tipping the Democrats off about debate questions .
    ” Never create a false moral or factual equivalence ” . Why “create” anything CNN ?
    There are other sources of objective information but if you are into politically correct biased broadcasters with low IQ’s then CNN is right in you wheel house .

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