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Here is the source of the claim:

The text in the image says:

51% of CNBC climate coverage denies that climate change is caused by man-made pollution

Is this true?

The text from Media Matters for America says:

Twenty-four out of the 47 substantial mentions or segments on climate change on CNBC, or just over 51 percent of coverage, cast doubt on whether manmade climate change existed.

Is this true?

  • Is this notable? News stations cover the news. – user1873 Jun 21 '13 at 4:35
  • I'm not sure how this can be tested, or why you're skeptical of it. They document their method. The only test of it would be to replicate the study – EnergyNumbers Jun 22 '13 at 9:02
  • I would be quite surprised that 51% of mentions of climate change explicitly state a position on whether it's manmade, let alone deny it. I mean, what, are anchors saying "Now let's go to Bob, who is on location reporting on this hurricane, which definitely was not caused by man-made pollution"? "And now an interview with Jane Smith, whose house was destroyed by a flood that definitely was not caused by man-made pollution"? The phrase "cast doubt" sounds like weasel words to me. – Acccumulation May 8 at 16:32
  • @EnergyNumbers What "documentation" is there? Where do they say what counts as "casting doubt"? How do you go from "cast doubt" to "deny"? – Acccumulation May 8 at 16:33
  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's too old to be useful. – DJClayworth May 8 at 17:01

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