A recent study concludes that CNN viewers see more fossil fuel ads than reporting on climate change.
Oil industry advertisements outstripped climate-related coverage by almost 5 to 1 in periods following major climate announcements, according to Media Matters. For example, after reporting that 2015 was the hottest year on record and that February 2016 was the most abnormally hot month on record, CNN ran 5 minutes of climate news coverage, compared to 23.5 minutes of fossil fuel ads. “That disparity does not even account for dozens of Koch Industries ads that also ran on CNN, which were not energy-focused but did serve to boost the image of the oil billionaire Koch brothers’ primary corporation,” wrote researcher Kevin Kalhoefer. This is one concrete example of the broader trend of Big Oil’s anti-climate policy influence we wrote about here a few weeks ago.
And where is the study on Fox “News”?