On September 17, 2012, PBS Newshour provided an unchecked platform for Anthony Watts, a virulent climate change denier funded by the Heartland Institute. This is the kind of reporting we expect from Fox News, not PBS. Please join us in calling on the PBS ombudsman to immediately investigate how this segment came to be aired and recommend corrective action to make sure a journalistic abomination like this never happens again.
Below is the petition we’ll send to PBS Ombudsman Michael Getler:
Immediately investigate the NewsHour segment featuring climate change denier and conspiracy theorist Anthony Watts for violations of PBS standards on accuracy, integrity, and transparency, and recommend corrective action to ensure that such reporting never again occurs on PBS.
So funding by the government which is a joke is OK.The U.S. Government has spent over $30 billion tax payers dollars on propagating a provable hoax…And Anthony gets a half hour and it’s as if he commits blasphemy?