Italian cold fusion machine passes another test (MSNBC)These are two mainstream media outlets that superficially offer the very same story. But the difference is striking.
Cold Fusion Experiment: Major Success or Complex Hoax? (FoxNews)
The left-wing MSNBC female writer reveals her gullibility (or an agenda) in the very title. The stuff passes "another test". The subtitle says
Despite a world of skepticism about E-Cat and other devices, proof is adding up.Holy cow: scientists who reject cold fusion claims have become "deniers" as well. If the Italian crooks repeat the very same trick presentation 5 more times, I suppose that the proof will be incontrovertible according to MSNBC's "science" writers – unless the claim is already incontrovertible now.
On the other hand, right-wing FoxNews offers a fairer and more balanced story. While it does describe what Rossi and his folks claim, it also mentions a detail – completely hidden in the MSNBC text – that according to the actual science (and scientists), such processes are "patently impossible" since they "defy the laws of physics". It doesn't really explain the simple reasons why this can't work in much detail – and none of the articles really explains why the original Paneth-Peters claims from the 1920s were wrong. Paneth and Peters retracted their (palladium-hydrogen) would-be cold fusion claims in 1927 and admitted that the detected helium was due to background from the air.
What's remarkable is the 100% complete censorship of science by MSNBC. The scientists (those who know why cold fusion is pure rubbish) are labeled "skeptics" who try to deny a "piling up proof". Not a single sentence even suggests that this whole "research" could be wrong or fraudulent even though it almost certainly is: it is probably politically incorrect to say that Andrea Rossi probably is a crook or an incompetent charlatan. At least, MSNBC clearly wants you to think that it's politically incorrect.
There is absolutely no respect for science here – in analogy with the global warming catastrophes that science also shows to be de facto impossible, although the rigor in the proof is weaker than in the cold fusion case. While the details about Rossi's ludicrous claims mentioned by FoxNews may be excessive, you may still say that the conclusion "it's probably a big hoax" is the primary message that the readers are suggested to take away from the story.
The MSNBC article endorsing cold fusion is a template how the brainwashing with the global warming panic began a decade or two ago. Biased articles written by stupid writers that don't really want to allow the readers to think that it's just bullshit, that don't mention any previous science whatsoever, and that urge everyone to be receptive when it comes to the new preposterous claims about a looming climate threat.
I must add that it's not just FoxNews that confirms the superiority of the right-wing media in this episode of science journalism; The Daily Mail, a conservative U.K. tabloid, also tells you that according to science, cold fusion is impossible (even in the very title). On the other hand, AGI (the Agency of Giornalists in Italy) is left-leaning but its short story is pretty much uncritical with respect to Rossi.
In the past hour, I looked at Physics Stack Exchange where a crazy guy named Ron Maimon hysterically promotes cold fusion even though he must realize very well that as a guy with no physics education, he has no idea what he's talking about. He is the kind of "dumb activist idiots" who are routinely employed as "science journalists" by the left-wing media.
I am not claiming that this "edge" of the right-wing media in their stories on science is universal. But what I am totally certain about, after years of reading thousands of articles about science in various sources, is that the left-wing media surely don't have "more scientific" stories about science than the right-wing media. Every honest left-wing person – who also realizes that cold fusion doesn't work – should note similar differences and stop emitting comments about the left-wingers' being more respectful towards science. This is just another big and purely politically motivated lie.