CNN and Fox Can't Keep Their Climate Facts Straight: Study

October 22, 2020 0 By JohnValbyNation

Though numerous media surveys and studies have shown that mainstream news outlets have consistently ignored or underreported the crisis of climate change over the last two decades, a new analysis released Monday shows that even when the top cable news channels do cover the issue, they consistently misinform their viewers on the facts.

According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, the scientific accuracy of climate change coverage varies significantly across the three major cable news networks—CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC.

Of the three—not surprisingly—Fox News was the least accurate in its coverage of global warming and climate change issues during 2013, in which 72 percent of the segments contained misleading statements.

CNN came in second in terms of accuracy, with about a third of segments featuring misleading statements. And MSNBC beat them both, with only eight percent of segments containing misleading statements.