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Monday, December 10, 2018

In Wildfire Coverage, Network TV Ignores Climate Change

Reprinted with permission from MediaMatters.

 

This month’s catastrophic California wildfires garnered significant media coverage, with major national news programs on ABC, CBS, and NBC airing more than 100 segments about the unfolding disasters. But Media Matters found that just 3.7 percent of those segments mentioned the link between climate change and worsening wildfires. That’s a minuscule improvement over their coverage of Western wildfires this summer, when the networks incorporated climate change into less than 2 percent of their segments.

On the local level, TV news programs on California stations included discussion of climate change in numerous segments about the ongoing wildfires.…

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Danziger: Hot Head

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.com.

Trump Attacks Tallahassee Mayor As Hurricane Looms Over City

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

Andrew Gillum, the mayor of Tallahassee and current Democratic nominee for governor in Florida, slammed Trump for his attacks on the city as Hurricane Michael approaches.

The storm is expected to bring possibly life-threatening conditions to Florida’s panhandle, and at Category 4, it would be the strongest storm to make landfall in the region. Experts believe over a million people will experience power outages in the region.

At a campaign rally in Orlando, Trump said Gillum “runs a place that has a lot of problems” with “tremendous corruption, tremendous crime, this is not what you want to run Florida.”

Gillum took Trump to task during a CNN appearance: “I think what President Trump did last night by attacking me, by attacking my city — I don’t think we’ve ever seen a sitting president go after a sitting mayor and community that is preparing itself for a near category four hurricane.”

He added, “We don’t need partisanship.…

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