Category Archives: Politics
The nation’s newspaper editorial pages used Republican presidential candidate John McCain’s mid-May climate change speech in Oregon to vent, pro and con, on the Arizona Senator’s policy prescription. A sampling of the commentaries, drawn from the climate change reporting database [...]
Making climate change a presidential campaign story is harder than it looks – though a lot of journalists tried to do so at the National Press Club April 11. There was no contest. That was the story.
Facing continued political stalemate in Washington, D.C., over federal climate change regulations, at least 800 mayors of cities large and small over the past three years have signed pledges to drastically reduce their carbon emissions.
Future American presidents committed to taking strong action on climate change, beginning with whoever takes office next January, will face some tough choices. Many scientists and climate policy experts say unprecedented and historic action is needed.
When it comes to covering the climate issue in the campaign for president, politicians and the nation’s news and editorial pages just can’t commit. The environment, and that includes global warming, is an issue that politicians like to date but [...]
It’s not the pitch itself that makes this newsworthy. Nor are the “pitchees” here what deserves comment. Reporters get pitches all the time. Daily, hourly even. Pitches are, after all, a reporter’s bread and butter, notwithstanding their complaints about getting [...]
Rhetoric as an Effective Political Tool: Journalists Need to Beware, Focus on Real Issues (Pt.2 of 2)
Pete Du Pont, chairman of the Dallas-based National Center for Policy Analysis (see Note), rails in The Wall Street Journal against “the global-warming establishment” and “the Gore globalists.” Fred Singer in a column originally published in the Washington Times writes [...]