Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Update: ABC News: a case study in Confirmation Bias

COMMENT: ABC's selective reporting on climate change news certainly provides a compelling example of Confirmation Bias in action. ABC Audience and Consumer affairs confirm more news stories will be left blowing in the wind:
"I refer to  your emails of 23 March and 20 and 16 February 2010.
As previously advised, Section 5.2.2(d) of the ABC Editorial Policies states that editorial judgements are based on news values. What is, or is not, considered newsworthy is a decision made at the discretion of ABC News editorial managers, based on their considerable editorial experience.  ABC News editorial managers will continue to assess stories on climate science on their merits.
The ABC Editorial Policies are available online at the attached link;

Please be assured that your comments and news suggestions have been noted and conveyed to our program areas."

23 March Missing News: Wind contributing to Arctic sea ice loss, study finds
20 February Missing News: Wong 'fully duped" according to climate researcher

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