Guest Opinion by Kip Hansen
Using the ever-popular propagandistic visual cliché — a photo of back-lit steam rising from a power plant (making it look like air- polluting black smoke) — the NY Times, represented by Lisa Friedman, boldly mischaracterizes the results of the latest international Pew Survey on perceived threats, using the headline: Islamic State and Climate Change Seen as World’s Greatest Threats, Poll Says.
“Climate change is essentially tied with the Islamic State as the most-feared security threat across much of the world — except in the United States, where cyberattacks are considered a greater danger than global warming.”
The Pew Survey announcement uses this language: “Globally, People Point to ISIS and Climate Change as Leading Security Threats” stating in their lead paragraph:
“People around the globe identify ISIS and climate change as the leading threats to national security, according…
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