Fox News Claims Climate Change Report Is A Distraction From Benghazi

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The White House released a comprehensive climate change report on Tuesday. The report, worked on by over 300 scientists and experts and legally mandated by the federal government, presented the facts on man-made global climate change and pointed out what will likely occur in the present and near-future. The US Global Change Research Program and their National Climate Assessments came about during George H.W. Bush’s presidency. The USGCRP is required to release a National Climate Assessment every four years.

Well, you knew this was coming. On Tuesday, while announcing that the White House had released this report, Fox News’ Bill Hemmer, host of America’s Newsroom, stated that the report was perhaps being used to distract people from the “multiple scandals swirling around the administration.” Obviously, by referencing scandals, Hemmer was stating that a report that was required to be released by the federal government was being used by this President to make people forget about Benghazi. Because, right now, on Fox News, it is Benghazi 24/7. It seems as if Roger Ailes has ordered that for the next few months, it is all Benghazi, all the time.

Below is video of the segment via Media Matters:



Not only did Hemmer make it appear that this report, which has been worked on for quite a while and is mandated to be done by the government, is merely a distraction from Benghazi, he and co-host Martha McCallum presented a statement from notorious climate change denier Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) saying that it was meant to distract from the President’s “regulatory agenda.”


“With this report, the president is attempting to once again distract Americans from his unchecked regulatory agenda that is costing our nation millions of job opportunities and our ability to be energy independent.”

Basically, per Republicans and the conservative media, President Obama cannot discuss anything except for the topics and subjects that conservatives want to talk about. Anything else is a distraction from the narrative that has been set at that moment. Any time there is an attempt to perhaps have an important discussion on policy or social change, conservatives throw up their hands and cry, “Distraction! Distraction! Distraction!” Right now, all Fox News wants to talk about is Benghazi. Therefore, any possible story that isn’t focused squarely on Benghazi (unless it one that makes the President or Democrats look bad) has to be, by definition, a distraction.

Therefore, despite this report presenting us with the dire economic and environmental impacts to this nation and planet if we continue not to act in regards to climate change, and pointing out that we’ve already seen the effects that climate change has had on our nation’s economy, Fox News and the rest of conservative media is going to conveniently toss this all aside as the President’s attempt to make everyone forget about Benghazi. It will be interesting how history looks back at this period of time, when a large section of our nation’s population decided it wasn’t worth their time and effort to be concerned about real and large-scale problems, and instead just wanted to focus on their own animus towards a black man being in the White House.

18 Replies to “Fox News Claims Climate Change Report Is A Distraction From Benghazi”

  1. Benghazi is the Republican Party crying wolf. And Fox Noise gets it ass backwards as usual. Benghazi is meant to distract from climate change.

  2. If you ask me, it’s the other way around.

    The GOP uses Benghazi as a distraction to the fact that they cannot do anything that is remotely useful for the common people and the common good.

  3. Poor little Fox news! When faced with a fact based real life news item. They know not what to do. Hey Fox reality really bites for you all doesn’t it. Remember to wear your aluminum foil pointy hats next time to help give you more validity.

  4. Fox “News” is a distraction to anyone who doesn’t have marbles for brains and lives in the real world…

  5. Fox News, propaganda machine for the GOP, the party of greed, irresponsibility, selfishness & stupidity. So, just because all flavors of the GOP refuse to believe in climate change people in the US & around the world who know this to be true will watch the polar ice caps melt completely as we get beyond the point of no return. Then all the GOP money types will say, “Gee, I guess you were right about this, I’m so sorry, what do we do now?”

    The recklessness of this attitude irritates the shit out of me. What about my voice, my vote? How can I be heard above the hateful screams by the GOP who cement policies that gerrymander & suppress my voice/vote.

  6. Sure is a distraction. Real news about climate change and its effects distracts us from the Faux Noise Fox is peddling about Benghazi.

  7. Do they realize this is a real crisis ? Not everything is highschool drama. Maybe if a tidal wave washed out the Fox News cruis ship they’d believe there is a problem .

  8. No Tatiana, when it finally gets so Miami is under water, and Paramus, NJ is an oceanside town, then the big money people will charge every penny that exists to try and “save” the world. After all, they will say it was “our” fault because we couldn’t convince the powers that be of the severity of what is coming.

  9. You’re right Bruce, it’s going to take a beyond obvious, catastrophic incident of epic proportions before the GOP, Koch funded money machine pays attention. And yes, I agree & almost put in my post that they (the GOP types) will blame the Dems for not pushing this “in everyone’s face” issue more.

  10. Dear Mr Inhofe:
    energy independence? The US is set to be one of the biggest oil exporters in the world. You stop that and we will be energy independent.

    Fox News: Its far too early for 2016 propaganda. By 2016 most of the people listening will have a radio in their grave

  11. Should Obama have the audacity to acknowledge Mother’s Day this Sunday by taking his wife, mother-in-law, and kids out to dinner … well, clearly it will be viewed by The Rupert’s minions as a distraction from Benghazi.

  12. Fox News Claims Climate Change Report Is A Distraction From Benghazi

    The only ones being distracted is the Fox News crowd, no one else is paying attention to the Benghazi BS.

  13. How many times are they going keep up this BS about Benghazi. Pres Obama is more intelligent, a better speaker and a greater comedian than any of the GOP or Fox personnel. Climate change is a reality, Benghazi is not. Get over it people before the ocean swallows you up.

  14. If I were {sic} Fox News, I would really be suspicious of how the sun comes up every day….there is something strange about it and rumor has it, that it has something to do with Benghazi. Yes, there is something awfully suspicious about that.

    On another note, may those who passed during that awful event in Benghazi,RIP. I have a feeling in my heart, that they know that everything that could have been done, was done.

  15. The problem with the GOTP and Faux News is that there are NO scandals at all surrounding the White House and the Obama Admin. The only thing that this Admin did wrong at all was the “Cash for Clunkers” program, that is the extent of the problems, and that is what has them in such a state. They have nothing to complain about so they just make shit up and get busted at it every time and cry victim.

  16. Benghazi is the distraction Fox Hates & Lies TV station and the republicans use to keep the nation unaware that the GOP has absolutely nothing for 99 percent of Americans but disdain. The republican political party has only lies and hate, lies because what they stand for will never flourish under the light of truth. Hate because the GOP hate and despise that they will never again win the general election and the White House because of their hate and lies and what they stand for. Hateful, hate filled, hate mongering and lies is all the republicans have and that’s all that the are. They are the ones that need the distraction.

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