This week’s Mainstream Media Scream features a CBS anchor and reporter blaming President Trump, in office for a little over seven months, for destroying the earth with his environmental plans.
From the top of a story on Monday’s CBS Evening News:
Anchor Anthony Mason: “At a U.N. climate conference in Germany today, the Trump administration talked up fossil fuels, including coal. That puts the U.S. at odds with 194 other nations, but some American entrepreneurs and politicians want to make sure the administration does not have the final word. Mark Phillips reports.”
Video of a group of kids: “Save the world! Save the World!”
Reporter Mark Phillips: “Despite the kids’ demonstration, saving the world has been harder since the Trump administration announced its pullout from the Paris climate deal. There is an enthusiastic American delegation at this U.N. conference, but Washington didn’t send it. State and city governments and businessmen like Michael Bloomberg did....”
Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains our weekly pick: “As if the world must really be ‘saved’ and one action by Trump impedes that. This kind of story makes it much harder to take journalists seriously, with such an over the top fear-mongering about an unenforced international deal instead of a little skepticism directed at the presumptions of liberal scaremongers.”
Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at email@example.com