RIGHT WING MEDIA CLAIMS HURRICANE MATTHEW IS A GOVERNMENT CONSPIRACY, PUTTING LIVES IN JEOPARDY

Oct 6, 2016 by

CLIMATE PROGRESS

Not just dumb. Dangerous.

Hours before the projected landfall of Hurricane Matthew, conservative media that often traffic in climate denial questioned official reports from scientists and meteorologists about how bad the storm would be.

The Drudge Report’s homepage led with a headline questioning whether the storm was fizzling, even as national, state, and local officials called for residents to heed warnings to care for loved ones, take shelter, or evacuate.

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