MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes’ admission that climate change is a “ratings killer” has infuriated environmentalists who accused the liberal network of being more concerned about its bottom line than with fighting global warming.
Asked about his network’s lack of climate-change coverage, Mr. Hayes tweeted Tuesday that “almost without exception. every single time we’ve covered it’s been a palpable ratings killer. so incentives are not great.”
Stagger Lee Shot First
Sure would be nice if our news networks–the only outlets that can force change in this country–would cover it with commensurate urgency. Acting as if there’s nothing to be done is not excusable.
almost without exception. every single time we’ve covered it’s been a palpable ratings killer. so the incentives are not great.
His frank assessment was met with chuckles from climate skeptics like Anthony Watts, who called it “hilarious, but true,” given that global warming typically brings up the rear on polls and surveys of top voter concerns.
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MSBNC TV Host Chris Hayes: I’d Like to Cover Climate Change, But It’s a ‘Ratings Killer’
By Scott Whitlock Liberal MSNBC journalist Chris Hayes admitted reality on Tuesday and tweeted that haranguing people about global warming is a “ratings killer.” This is the same man who once starr…
Less amused were climate-woke environmental and media figures who blasted MSNBC for its ratings-first mentality.
“Is climate change a ‘ratings killer,’ or is something wrong with for-profit media?” asked the website Grist in a Wednesday headline.