MRC VP Dan Gainor on 'Varney & Co.' Discusses BBC Censoring Climate Change Skeptics
Media Research Center VP for Business and Culture, Dan Gainor, appeared on Fox Business' "Varney & Co." to discuss the BBC's decision to censor climate change skeptics.
On July 5, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) announced it was training journalists to ignore skeptical views on man-made climate change. Rather than condemn the BBC, American media outlets like The Huffington Post, Salon and even the Washington Post have praised the BBC for this censorship.
"I particularly object to the use of the word 'deniers,'" "Varney & Co." host Stuart Varney said. "You say somebody's a 'climate change denier,' and, essentially, you're linking them with the despicable people who are Holocaust deniers. I think that's a very pejorative use of language. Is that same language, that pejorative lanuage, is that used here, in the media here? Do we, in America, call them 'deniers?'"
"Absolutely," Gainor responded, "The left is excellent at coining really offensive terms. Then what they do is they ping-pong them back and forth across little tiny liberal sites, and so they bubble up on sites like Salon or, if they're really popular, they use them on The Huffington Post. And journalists read these sites far more than they read anything on the right. So, when that happens, then they crop up. Plus, the so called "experts" that they use will come on television, and they'll drop those words as well. So, yes, it's a very coherent strategy to link anyone who disagrees with them with Holocaust deniers."
— Mike Ciandella is MRC Business Senior Analyst at the Media Research Center. Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.