“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 said on “Reliable Sources” Sunday. “It even applies to the weather.”
Tucker Carlson was just one of the Fox News personalities who criticized windmills and questioned the existence of global warming. A chyron on his show last week read, “Green Energy Means a Less Reliable Power Grid.”
Pro-Trump outlets, Stelter said, took swings at progressive politicians rather than holding lawmakers of both parties accountable.
“It is a literal political storm in the South,” Stelter said.
As for the millions of Texans who are struggling, “It has been apocalyptic,” Emily Ramshaw, co-founder and CEO of The 19th News, told Stelter.
“If local media weren’t doing their jobs here we would have next to no information,” said Ramshaw, who’s based in Austin. “I have reporters from other news organizations coming to my house to shower with this very limited water trickle we have.”