The Independent Journal Review, The Blaze, the Wall Street Journal, Breitbart.com, and the New York Post have collectively misrepresented the Global Warming Petition Project eight times since 2008.For other posts in this series: click here for data and debunking, here for GWPP mentions by US politicians, and here for conservative/libertarian media references.
In 2008, the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine published their latest version of the Global Warming Petition Project (GWPP). Since then, libertarian and conservative media outlets have played a key part in spreading a false narrative created by the GWPP – that there are more so-called “scientists” who reject industrial climate disruption1 than there are scientists convinced by nearly 200 years of science and overwhelming data that climate disruption is real.
S&R recently identified the following as the top 15 conservative and libertarian news outlets.
Fox News (foxnews.com) Drudge Report (drudgereport.com)
- Independent Journal Review (ijreview.com)
- The Blaze (theblaze.com)
- Wall Street Journal (wsj.com)
- Breitbart (breitbart.com)
- New York Post (nypost.com)
- Newsmax (newsmax.com)
- The Daily Caller (dailycaller.com)
- Pajamas Media/Instapundit (pjmedia.com)
- WND/World Net Daily (wnd.com)
- The Washington Times (washingtontimes.com)
- Western Journalism (westernjournalism.com)
Hot Air (hotair.com)
- National Review Online (nationalreview.com)
S&R has already addressed mentions of the GWPP by the three that have been struck through. The next five most popular news outlets (bold above) are the Independent Journal Review (IJReview), The Blaze, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Breitbart.com, and the New York Post (NYP). Collectively, these five news outlets were responsible for eight separate mentions of the GWPP since 2008 and one notable mention of the previous version of the GWPP, the Oregon Petition, in 2005. Continue reading