Not a day goes by without new craziness with expressions of dedication and conformity. Several Austrian media, including the APA, which is largely owned by the public ORF, have made a written commitment to submit to the Climate Code. It is actually a dramatization of an alleged global warming and a representation of a determined uniform opinion. Journalists are not ashamed of such behaviour, it is a sign of our times.
A comment from Florian Machal
Journalism is really about researching and reporting on stories that get the big and powerful in trouble when they are guilty of misconduct. In theory, people took the side of the weak and defended their concerns against powerful opponents. But today everything is different. System journalists no longer see any problem in forming their own opinion and not questioning anything. This is called “attitude.” In fact, this type of salary writing has nothing to do with objective reporting. A neutral journalist would never sign a code that dictates his choice of words, selection of subjects and content.
But today that is exactly what happened, as the left-wing media “Derstandard” happily announced. They don’t want to hide the character of the Climate Code at all. These are the “media guidelines”. First class indictment! The code was signed by the following media companies, including among others: APA – Austria Press Agency (45.6% owned by ORF, other owners are large system media), TODAY (published by WEF Young Global Leader Eva Ditchand), regional media, other Or, Wiener Zeitung, date, moment, editor-in-chief, and tag one. It can be assumed that other editorial offices will also be under moral or other pressure to comply with the Code.
Whether the APA can freely submit to such an agreement or whether it conflicts with ORF legislation is certainly a matter of question. With all the system media mindlessly copying the APA without doing their own research, climate hysteria is guaranteed to have maximum impact. Derstandardt in its jubilant message:
APA editor-in-chief Johannes Bruckenberger said much of what was drafted in the Climate Code is already being implemented. For example, a cross-departmental climate team was established in the editorial office of the Austrian Press Agency. Because: “The subject reaches everywhere.” The output of Climate Report has recently been increased to an average of 15 articles per day. And the effort has been rewarded: “The climate report has one of the highest adoption rates of all topics. It is especially popular among the youth target group,” says Bruckenberger.
It’s in the code – a paper published by the Climate Journalism Network in May will serve as a guideline for many systems media in the future:
The Climate Code: Guidelines for Editorially Tackling the Climate Crisis
The Climate Code serves as a guideline for fair, clear and constructive reporting on the climate crisis. With the implementation, the editorial offices are responding to the growing interest of their audiences in climate reporting. This Code does not interfere with editorial independence. Importance and all editorial decisions are the responsibility of the medium concerned.
- Along with the extinction of species, the climate crisis is the biggest crisis in this.
century. It threatens our livelihood and hence it is of top priority.
A stable climate is a prerequisite for a safe and peaceful coexistence.
- (medium) accepts and considers the scientific facts about climate change
As an inter-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary dimension. Climate Reporting Requirements
Adequate space and resources.
- (medium) Meets the challenge based on scientific knowledge
Reporting adequately on the climate and biodiversity crisis. It shows next to the results
Various solutions and options for action due to global warming.
- Climate journalism is not activism.
- (medium) Pays attention to the illustration and choice of words that reflect the range and consequences
Respond to the climate crisis. Man-made global warming can be traced
events are undervalued
This makes it clear that independent and objective journalism is not desired on the climate issue. This is already shown by the title and preamble, which speak of a climate crisis that cannot be objectively determined and is disputed by many scientists. Page two lists five “scientific sources” that are part of the Code. As a medium that has surrendered to the Code, one would hardly be allowed to contradict the material recorded therein. Not intended to counter-opinion or scientific approach with verification or falsification.
The mere fact that “climate journalism” was invented as a profession in its own right shows where the one-way trip is going. The choice of words in the paper is in line with language rules recently announced in Germany, see: Apocalypse Now! ARD magazine “Monitor” wants to radicalize the “climate language”. There the proposed term “man-made global warming” appears several times in the Code.
Overall, the only thing missing is that sect-like parties like the Greens make “climate denial” a punishable offense and thus prevent any contradiction. The big climate scam is really just a profit model with which national money is transferred to dubious big corporations – for example through CO2 certificates. But many companies can make good money by paying subsidies for their participation – and national wealth is redistributed. The Greens have always been open to such financial moves.