AP Coverage Of Exxon Annual Meeting Contains Predictable Misleading ‘Climate Change’ Statements

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BlumerBy Tom Blumer ~Screenshot 2013-05-29 at 22.56.42_0

David Koenig’s Wednesday coverage at the Associated Press of Exxon Mobil’s annual meeting contained a predictable headline and related content telling us that the company wouldn’t “explicitly ban discrimination against gays because the company already banned discrimination of any type and didn’t need to add language regarding gays.” Koenig’s report apparently couldn’t be considered complete without a contribution of misleading climate statistics and statements from the wire service’s Seth Borenstein.

Borenstein’s apparent input consisted of the following four paragraphs (bolds and numbered tags are mine):

… Since Tillerson replaced Lee Raymond as CEO in 2006, Exxon has softened the tone of its public comments but not its skepticism about climate change. Tillerson said that in the past decade the average temperature “hasn’t really changed,” and he repeated his optimism that technology will solve the problem.

The average global temperature rose one quarter of a degree Fahrenheit…

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