Friday, September 12, 2008

The news media: falsely attacking Sarah Palin again

This time they're accusing her of, in last night's ABC interview, contradicting past statements on global warming:

"Vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's assertion that she believes humans play a role in climate change — made in her first major interview since joining the Republican ticket — is at odds with her previous statements. Palin said she didn't disagree with scientists that the problem can be attributed to "man's activities." "Show me where I have ever said that there's absolute proof that nothing that man has ever conducted or engaged in has had any effect or no effect on climate change. I have not said that," Palin told ABC News in an interview broadcast Thursday and Friday. However, in the past Palin has said she does not believe global warming is caused by human activity. She has told the Internet news site Newsmax, "A changing environment will affect Alaska more than any other state, because of our location. ... I'm not one, though, who would attribute it to being man-made."

Yes, exactly--and that's not a contradiction. She's saying that global warming is not "man-made"--that it's not solely and completely the result of human action. But, as she said, that doesn't mean that she argues that NOTHING that man did contributed to it. No one argues that man's actions, such as pollution, is completely blameless when it comes to global warming. The question, rather, is: how much of global warming is caused by man; and what can we do about it?

Once again, the Democrats' too-willing accomplices in the media makes up a story in order to go on the attack against a Republican candidate.