When the Russian ship, Akademik Shokalskiy, became stranded in the Antarctic ice on Christmas Eve, the media couldn’t wait to cover stories about the ship and its inhabitants. What these reports failed to mention, however, was what the Russian ship was doing in Antarctica to begin with. The Akademik Shokalskiy carried climate change scientists who were looking to do global warming-related research.

According to NewsBusters:

The Russian ship, Akademic Shokalskiy, was stranded in the ice while on a climate change research expedition, yet nearly 98 percent of network news reports about the stranded researchers failed to mention their mission at all. Forty out of 41 stories (97.5 percent) on the network morning and evening news shows since Dec. 25 failed to mention climate change had anything to do with the expedition.

In fact, rather than point out the mission was to find evidence of climate change, the networks often referred to the stranded people as “passengers,” “trackers” and even “tourists,” without a word about climate change or global warming.

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The blatant omission is egregious, but when you consider the fact that this particular incident is a black eye for the global warming movement, it’s really not all that surprising.

“It’s just unbelievable – the cover up,” Stu sad exasperatedly. “It’s amazing, the evidence coming out now. I mean they have had a rough go of it. If you are a global warming supporter, you have had a rough go over the past 7 or 8 years… As far as facts go, the earth did for a period of time between the 70s and the 80s. It hasn’t since… [But] they just keep doubling down and doubling down… I mean you have been doing this for 10 years and now it’s not working.”

As Glenn was quick to point out, however, is when the people who are in power and control the media are complicit, you can get away with just about anything.

“Well, it was working for… Kim Jong Un,” Glenn concluded. “You just keep denying by saying ‘The people are happy.’ ‘The people are fat and sassy.’ It works for him.”