"Al Gore: US Media ‘Intimidated, Frightened’ on Climate Change"

"Al Gore ripped U.S. television coverage of climate change Friday, alleging the media is cowering before industry-funded global warming 'deniers.'"

"'Here in the U.S., the news media has been intimidated, frightened, and not only frightened, they are vulnerable to distorted news judgments because the line separating news and entertainment has long since been crossed, and ratings have a big influence on the selection of stories that are put on the news,' Gore said in remarks at the Brookings Institution.

'And the deniers of the climate crisis, quite a few of them paid by the large fossil fuel polluters — really it is like a family with an alcoholic father who flies into a rage if anyone mentions alcohol, and so the rest of the family decides to keep the peace by never mentioning the elephant in the room. And many in the news media are exactly in that position,' the former vice president said."

Ben Geman reports for The Hill's E2 Wire September 27, 2013.

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Source: Hill/E2 Wire, 10/02/2013