PBS NewsHour: Don't Promote Climate Denial
On September 17, 2012, PBS Newshour provided an unchecked platform for Anthony Watts, a virulent climate change denier funded by the Heartland Institute. This is the kind of reporting we expect from Fox News, not PBS. Please join us in calling on the PBS ombudsman to immediately investigate how this segment came to be aired and recommend corrective action to make sure a journalistic abomination like this never happens again.
Update: In response to thousands of Forecast the Facts members, PBS' ombudsman Michael Getler has reviewed Monday's NewsHour segment featuring Anthony Watts! His review cited numerous "missteps," which caused the piece to be "widely viewed as falling short of NewsHour standards." If you want to help push the media to report on climate change accurately, join Forecast the Facts here.