The other day I wondered what the Bush admin's response would be to the new UN study, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, that says that humans have fucked up, and are continuing to fuck up, ecosystems. You know, the study that was written by 47 scientists, and that had input from 1,360 scientists worldwide. Yes that one.
We have our answer from Fox News anchor Brit Hume (who as far as I'm concerned is just an extension of Bush's left hand) thanks to Media Matters' sharp eye. Here's what Hume said:
A new report suggests that humans have used up nearly two thirds of the world's resources, claiming that the planet's ecosystems may no longer be able to sustain future generations. The report was supervised by chief World Bank scientist Robert Watson, who boasts a questionable track record on environmental issues.
He attacks the credibility of the co-chair of the study, rather than address the study itself. Go read the whole piece. It's astonishing. Truly dispicable.
Even by Fox News standards, lying about a study of the earth's ecosystems is bad. It's worse, more intellectually bankrupt, and more dangerous than when Hume lied about what FDR said about Social Security. He is a disgrace to journalism, and that, my friends, is saying something. He should be fired immediately.