We missed this Sunday, but we also miss writing about CNN’s media reporter Brian Stelter, so here you go.
The funny thing about Stelter’s Sunday show is its name: “Reliable Sources.” And this week, his reliable source on why we don’t hear more about climate change was Dr. Genevieve Guenther, who’s as much a climate scientist as Al Gore or Leonardo DiCaprio.
— Reliable Sources (@ReliableSources) October 14, 2018
Dr. Vive, huh. I wonder what scientific field she studies? pic.twitter.com/opQQ9v5OAG
— BT (@back_ttys) October 16, 2018
Well, her Ph.D. is in Renaissance literature, but she did found End Climate Silence, so that’s something.
She did misspeak during the segment shown above, though; the percentage of Americans who don’t hear about climate change in their “media diet” each week is actually 88 percent, so it’s even more “unsettling.” Hopefully, Stelter will get right on that and convince CNN to do a daily segment on climate change.
"unsettling" To whom?
— Bill McLaughlin (@whydoIcare8) October 17, 2018
Actually, it is a very settling statistic.
— Marc Morano (@ClimateDepot) October 14, 2018
oh no what a terrible tragedy
— Most Radiant Bat, A Bat That Is Radiant (@RadiantSpaceBat) October 17, 2018
I’d prefer 100% as it’s a concocted scam.
— Foghorn Leghorn (@FoghornBLeghorn) October 16, 2018
Hilarious. Media wondering why media do not cover climate change. Let's get to the bottom of this!
— theBhc (@theBhc) October 16, 2018
Once a week is not enough to indoctrinate. Must increase dosage.
— SuperSerial (@Ser17l) October 14, 2018
How can we make our ratings even worse?
— mrmastadon (@mrmastadon1) October 17, 2018
We must be watching the right news outlets because every time the weather changes we hear that it’s a result of climate change.
I'll give you a better one… 99.99% of people couldn't care less about media telling them about climate change!… This is why your ratings blow Brian…
— Ron Shimmer (@Golyk) October 14, 2018
— Dred (@Dred_44) October 17, 2018
Excellent. As it should be.
— Pete_In_Jersey 🇺🇸 (@Pete_In_Jersey) October 17, 2018
Because it is a completely natural phenomenon and everyone knows it?
— Alfred W Croucher (@keanfei47) October 15, 2018
Because we actively avoid propaganda.
It's alarming that more of us don't.
— Jay Dubb (@MidasRex1998) October 17, 2018
— Don Helpingstine (@dhelpingstine) October 17, 2018
Impossible. You all blame rising prices of Big Macs on climate change. How can anyone not hear it? It’s raining: climate change. It’s not raining: climate change. We get it.
— It's me DT (@dtfromdc) October 17, 2018
Good, because it's a total scam. The "solution" to every such non-existent problem is to surrender more and more freedom, choice and money to "experts" who'll fix everything and it will all be dandy. No thanks.
— JT (@jaytrenary) October 16, 2018
We’ve learned how to tune you out. #LevelUp
— Robert Siegmund (@RobertSiegmund) October 14, 2018
Because they don’t want to hear about it. Because the alarmist bullshit has been just that for the last 40 years.
— AttackPilotTrader (@NCBenWilliams) October 17, 2018
They really want to talk about climate change more? As if they haven’t been lecturing us about it for decades.
— Ali Jayne McNabb (@alijayne_mcnabb) October 14, 2018
In the context of calling those who disagree deniers, advocating their imprisonment, and shaming people for having kids, it's a real mystery that y'all are tuned out.
— . (@t4rdi5_) October 17, 2018
because climate always changes since the beginning of time. stupid people believe they have the power to control weather.
Tropical fossils found in Antartica , hmm dam humans driving SUVs 10 million years ago https://t.co/4KwHSqlAge
— Val Halla (@va_halla) October 14, 2018
Because it's junk science promoted by people who want to use it as an excuse to raise taxes.
— Filthy Comfortable (shadow banned) (@GOPcomedy) October 14, 2018
Have the rich stopped buying beach front property?
Are we going to war with China to stop them building coal plants?
Have the elitists who sell climate change stopped flying private jet?
This is a SCAM you are pushing for midterm elections, because you're DESPERATE
— "He didn't win,did he?"-Harry Reid&Democrat ethics (@Melvin_Udall_) October 17, 2018
Most of us want to hear about real problems, not imaginary ones.
— Christopher Ar (@LHVPundit) October 16, 2018
Because people are concerned with things that actually matter to their daily lives.
— RemoteDesktopSupport (@InfernalDante86) October 17, 2018
And yet, the sky continues to not fall, my carbon footprint continues to not enlarge, and Al Gore continues to get rich. 🤔🤔🤔
— Jean Pierre Orréaga ♧ (@DrAlfredBellows) October 17, 2018
Nor do they hear about accomplishments of the current administration.
— Lars Smith (@LarsenSwitzer) October 14, 2018
Maybe it's because you all are screaming about Trump's tweets
— Lenny Brisco (@skinnerj51) October 16, 2018
What happened no Russia Russia Russia this week?
— JoeMama (@joeg1117) October 14, 2018
Oh bless your hearts.
— Chris Tsotsoros (@ctsotsoros) October 16, 2018
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Suddenly it matters to CNN that climate scientists and not Renaissance literature experts be consulted on issues surrounding climate change:
.@ChrisCuomo: President Trump says he has "a natural instinct for science." But where do his non-scientific views on climate change come from?
He cites his Uncle John Trump, who was a scientist at MIT, but not a climate scientist.
— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) October 18, 2018
LOL-WOW! We haven’t seen Brian Stelter this triggered in a LONG time (hint, too much Fox News, ha!) https://t.co/a4Z23YW1c6
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 14, 2018