Instapundit commenter Dave Gamble highlights the difference between how the media treats the threat of global warming vs. how the media treats the threat of crushing debt.

Reader Dave Gamble notes an inconsistency in terms of how the politico/media establishment deals with the budget crisis — certain to come — versus global warming — a possibility: “Somehow protecting future generations from possibly having to endure the hardship of an extra tenth of a degree over the next century is a high moral calling, while fighting against the certainty of mortgaging their financial future with trillions in government debt is the work of the devil. Odd.” Not so odd when you realize that “climate change” measures increase the power of the political class, while budget cuts reduce it.

As the Prof points out, no matter what the crisis is the media always seems to come down on the side of increasing government power.

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