Alexandria, VA - In a Jan. 3 online article, ABC
News detailed a report by the left-wing Union of Concerned
Scientists (UCS) charging that ExxonMobil has funded groups who
cast doubts and deceive the public on the scientific consensus
regarding global warming. Later in the article, ABC, relying on the
report, names the Media Research Center and other organizations as
part of Exxons effort to obscure the scientific evidence on global
In response to the Union of Concerned Scientists baseless attack and ABCs weak reporting, MRC President Brent Bozell issued the following statement:
I challenge the Union of Concerned Scientists to prove that anything we have published on the issue of global warming is factually incorrect. We can and will state our positions free of any Nazi Thought Police, including the Nazi Thought Police at the UCS, whose goal is to prevent the free debate of ideas on environmental issues. As anyone who has read our reports knows, the MRC has not taken a position on global warming. We favor only open debate. ABC News should recognize this fact and report both sides of the story.
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