Jay Weber Uses 2015 Article For ‘Update’ On Global Warming
By Paddy M.
In his never ending quest to defend Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, Right-wing radio host Jay Weber of WISN 1130 in his June 1st, 2017 podcast references an opinion piece that is outdated and misleading.
Weber begins with,”Forbes is just posting this story. It’s an update from NASA. NASA confirms that global warming is not causing any, underline, any polar ice cap retreat. There’s an updated batch of data.”
Only problem with this...
The article Weber references is dated May 27th, 2015. It is written by James Taylor, president of the Spark Of Freedom Foundation . One look at Taylor's foundation website reveals what we’ve seen before -- a public policy organization supporting, hold on now, ‘common-sense, common-ground energy solutions. This foundation promotes affordable, abundant energy founded in conservative economic principles and a common-ground approach.’
Founded in conservative economic principals?
Everyone’s ears should perk up when the phrase 'common-sense' is used. It is a phrase that we often hear from right-wing politicians and "think tanks." The policies they propose are far from ‘common-sense.’
Weber goes on to paraphrase from the article saying that the ‘data here continues to contradict one of the most frequent assertions by global warming alarmists that we are losing the polar ice caps.’
So how did the Washington Post and Slate respond to Taylor’s op-ed piece? Both tear into Tyler’s op-ed as having numerous flaws in providing solid scientific evidence.
The critical point here is that Weber references an 2015 article as if it were current. Furthermore, the article he talks about at length is an opinion piece. We hear Weber attack credible news sources as "fake news" day after day, yet we now see that the sources he uses to support his conservative views and feed his listeners are questionable at best.
Is Jay Weber believable? This is another case of A Lie By Omission.