In a rational world, Typhoon Haiyan would get media talking about climate change. But at the moment, it's barely part of the conversation.
This week on FAIR TV: Media should take a side on who's causing the government shutdown. CBS Evening News wonders what happened to global warming. And Brian Williams can't believe the stunning shift from Iran on nuclear weapons–so who was this Brian Williams guy who was was reporting on the "new line" from Iran years ago? Take a look:
CBS covers the Edward Snowden and the NSA scandal by asking Bush-era NSA chief Michael Hayden for help. And NPR wonders if media coverage of marriage equality is too tilted in favor of… equality? Plus network TV doesn't cover Obama's climate speech–but the fake newscast at Comedy Central does.
Who would have thought the future of the environment was some kind of joke? It turns out comedians actually seem to care more about climate change than the people who produce real news programs do.