“It was just a photo of Antarctica that we happened to have around and we were in a hurry.” This is surely the kind of answer you would get if you asked the climate propaganda-meisters at the AP and The Weather Channel about their choice of photo for their latest story.
Hat-tip: Reader ES.
They’ll insist that the photo used to illustrate the story of record cold in the Antarctic was just something random they had given little thought about and that they were in a hurry. What a joke…these guys and gals think they are soooooo clever. Boy, they sure almost fooled us.
Anyone with just an inkling of experience in journalism knows that words and picture are carefully chosen to effectively communicate a message. So you have to wonder why Borenstein or The Weather Channel used a photo of melting ice to illustrate the headline story of Antarctica setting a record cold temperature of -135.8°F. Hey, why not use a parched-land photo to illustrate the next flood story…or overweight people to depict starvation in Africa!
The answer is clear. Science journalist Seth Borenstein and the Weather Channel are infamous for their alarmist positions on global warming and have long been known for their glaring bias when reporting on the issue. It was hard enough for them to have to print words on the record cold temperatures, and so by golly they weren’t about to depict it with a photo. That would be asking too much. No, better to use the “1000 words” to stealthfully tell the other story – the one that contradicts Antarctic reality…and make damn sure that picture gets placed right smack at the top of the story, immediately after the headline, where no one can miss it.
With a little luck, the melting ice photo will be just enough to distract readers from what’s really going on.