Friday, January 21, 2011

Another Subversive Group Leans Left Silently

Another Subversive Group Leans Left Silently
Al Ritter

We are all well aware of certain groups that lean left, AARP, NPR, are but just two. We have a new supposedly unbiased group which leans left.
In a time where subversive activities are reaching an all-time high, I have to admit, I was a little slow on the draw with this one. Each morning and night to prepare for my activities, I find myself watching the Weather Channel for the day’s forecast. I usually pick my time to watch very carefully, waiting until that magic “On the eights” minute. This has served me well for the last few years, getting only the information I want, when I want it.

I rarely watch the Weather Channel on the weekend, because I’m usually so busy. Sometimes when I channel surf late at night or on the weekend I shake my head in amazement at the programing I see on the Weather Channel.

Ever since the founder John Coleman left the Weather Channel, things have been slowly creeping into the format that has little to do with predicting the weather on a daily basis. Shows expressing personal or corporate opinion and explained as fact, are becoming more and more evident.

I watched the other night dumbfounded as a Show hosted by Mike Bettis claimed that ALL major weather events were now being credited to “Climate Change” even though no credible peer reviewed study has proven suck a link.

After the one hour show concluded Mike came back on in a clearly labeled “commentary” claiming that even though many viewers had written in complaining about his claims on the show there was irrefutable evidence to the contrary, thus merely reitterating Al Gores' misguided claim about Global ummmmm Climate Change.

Here is where his claim falls short, when the channel allowed him to refute his detractors they made him label his comments as “Commentary.” If it had actually been fact no such disclaimer would have been needed. I carefully watched for any other bias during the day, and I got exactly what I was looking for. The Weather Channel is now doing break aways for news updates, and they are using MSNBC!

A little investigation goes a long way in uncovering subversive activities, and I was rather surprised to see the sale of the Weather Channel was accomplished quietly in 2008 to NBC Universal and two private equity firms, The Blackstone Group and Bain Capital.

I will certainly watch the Weather Channel for now on rather sparingly……..whatever happened to just watching the weather forecast?...........Do you suppose the phone number WE6-1111 has been taken over by CNN?


kevin Bryant said...

Does anyone remember the movie Listen to Me, 1989? It starred Roy Schneider as a debate coach and Kirk Cameron was one of his students. In the movie, Schneider said something like "If you are losing the factual argument, win the philosophical (sorry for the spelling). The argument for climate change cannot be won on a factual basis, so the left is trying to win the philosophical.

barb p said...

I have noticed that also...very annoying!!

Steve Collins said...

Don’t be so hard on MSNBC! You may upset the 12 people who actually watch that annoying hack Keith Olbermann and Mr. Maddow!