Cow Farts Hot Topic of ABC News Programs
Asked by the host to explain his party's plan to deal with carbon emissions, Republican House Minority Leader John Boehner described the overwhelming scientific consensus that carbon dioxide is contributing to climate change as "comical" during an appearance on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopolous Sunday. Furthermore, he pointed out that cow flatulence contributes CO2 to the environment all the time.
This wasn't the first time ABC has focused on the subject of cow flatulence. As noted in my post, ABC Blaming Cow Farts for Warming Planet (July 21, 2008), the network's World News with Charles Gibson advised viewers to curb their beef consumption and, in turn, lower greenhouse gas emissions. Once again, I think members of the news media ought to stop blaming our bovine friends’ farts for polluting the planet.