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Before reading David Robert Grimes’ article, I had never heard of false balance in journalism, or more specifically, the term “false balance.” After reading the article, I understand and recognize false balance journalism in my everyday life, but never placed a name to the idea. 470 more words


Pope and Patriarch, hear the cry of the poor! (because of climate change) — Watts Up With That?

Open letter on behalf of the worldwide Catholic and Orthodox lay faithful in response to Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew on climate change by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley A FALSE BALANCE is abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is His delight (Prov.

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Climate Matters

Vaccine Scare Stories and the Media

We know why some parents are hesitant to get their kids vaccinated and protected against vaccine preventable diseases.

“In today’s world, smallpox has been eradicated due to a successful vaccination program and vaccines have effectively controlled many other significant causes of morbidity and mortality.

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Vaccine Myths

Neutralizing misinformation through inoculation: false balance and the perceived consensus

When I hear the complaint that there is a problem with false balance media coverage in the climate debate, then I am always surprised. False balance meaning both sides of the debate getting equal time, so the perception is that they are both equally likely, even when this is not the case. 1,011 more words

Climate Communication

Mailbag: But Some Scientists Disagree!!!11

It is time for another entry in the mailbag series where I answer feedback email from readers and others. If you want to send me a question, comment or any other kind of feedback, please do so using the… 889 more words

How Mainstream Media Contributed to the Misinformation Wars

There is a current social battle being fought about the nature of facts and reality. Truth is under attack because of ignorance and apathy. Fake news… 1,350 more words

We Should Seek to Be Unbiased. That Doesn’t Mean Being Neutral

The recent fake news and false balance problems may have both been products of society’s overemphasis on neutrality

The tremendous spike in fake news during the election was one of the most contentious and discussed issues of the past few weeks. 1,932 more words