“This week showed that the problem of parallel news universes — the problem of alternative realities of information — does not just apply to politics,” CNN’s Chief Media Correspondent Brian Stelter mentioned on “Reliable Sources” Sunday. “It even applies to the weather.”
Tucker Carlson was simply one of many Fox News personalities who criticized windmills and questioned the existence of worldwide warming. A chyron on his present final week learn, “Green Energy Means a Less Reliable Power Grid.”
Pro-Trump shops, Stelter mentioned, took swings at progressive politicians relatively than holding lawmakers of each events accountable.
“It is a literal political storm in the South,” Stelter mentioned.
As for the hundreds of thousands of Texans who’re struggling, “It has been apocalyptic,” Emily Ramshaw, co-founder and CEO of The 19th News, instructed Stelter.
“If local media weren’t doing their jobs here we would have next to no information,” mentioned Ramshaw, who’s based mostly in Austin. “I have reporters from other news organizations coming to my house to shower with this very limited water trickle we have.”