As we told you yesterday, NBC’s “Meet the Press” devoted an entire hour to climate change debate. Well, there actually was NO debate involved, because Todd saw no need to include any heretics who hold viewpoints not in lockstep with Al Gore & company:
.@chucktodd during a special climate edition of @MeetThePress today: "We're not going to debate climate change, the existence of it … We're not going to give time to climate deniers. The science is settled, even if political opinion is not" https://t.co/MGRrPIJ6rE
— Alayna Treene (@alaynatreene) December 30, 2018
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) December 30, 2018
— The Hill (@thehill) December 31, 2018
Naturally, progressive politicians like Sen. Brian Schatz (and Bernie Sanders) applauded the decision:
— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) December 30, 2018
Meanwhile, a consensus of tweeters called “hack” on Chuck Todd, possibly caused by climate change in the media that’s been worsening since Trump took office:
Why are they so afraid of opposing points of view?
— Christie (@RepRepublic) December 31, 2018
“We’re not going to debate the people who disagree with us, they’re not worth our time” is not an effective political strategy.
Sounds like it was literally just an hour of virtue-signaling. https://t.co/8xifqz8m4h
— Brad Polumbo (@brad_polumbo) December 30, 2018
If the “other side” of the debate holds such silly and easily rejected viewpoints, why wouldn’t Todd want them on to even further drive the Left’s point home?
So, Chuck (like most of the left) doesn't know how science actually works.
— Ord lang syne (@OrdyPackard) December 31, 2018
This attitude by Chuck Todd is literally anti-science. In real science, there is no such thing as “settled science.” Scientific knowledge is always open to expansion, clarification, qualification, revision, and even question. See, e.g. the scientific history of Newton’s theories. https://t.co/14Kx5izc7i
— Ken Gardner (@KenGardner11) December 30, 2018
"Settled science" means STFU which is exactly what .@chucktodd hosted
Simply that. There can't be any debate because that frightens them
— DaveinTexas (@DaveinTexas) December 31, 2018
You'll never see a supposedly unbiased news show do this on a conservative issue. https://t.co/IizXnZygTi
— ConservativeBlackMan 🇯🇲🇺🇸 (@NevilleD35) December 31, 2018
— Pradheep J. Shanker, M.D., M.S. (@Neoavatara) December 31, 2018
— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) December 30, 2018
We seriously live in a country that doesnt want to debate anymore. Sickening. https://t.co/MZbvLiycUP
— ModestlyConserve (@ModestlyConser1) December 31, 2018
— Donald Douglas (@AmPowerBlog) December 30, 2018
The Left loves its artificial frames
There is climate concern & climate hysteria. Which they approve of
There is climate awareness & concern over hysterical solutions
Which they call climate denial
— Jim Hanson (@Uncle_Jimbo) December 30, 2018
If @chucktodd wanted to virtue signal to an audience made up almost entirely of people who already agree with him he could've just tweeted. Seems like a disservice to NBC shareholders to make it into a whole program. https://t.co/RvEZ0T8rUp
— Omri Ceren (@omriceren) December 30, 2018
Look at this crap: NBC actually put "CLIMATE CRISIS", ALL IN CAPITAL LETTERS, at the bottom of the screen.
— Tom Nelson (@tan123) December 31, 2018
They’ll no doubt outdo themselves before too long.
— David Henry (@imau2fan) December 30, 2018
“Bias denier”? Perfect!