Fox News regular upset Google will rank by accuracy: ‘Let the public decide what’s the truth’
A frequent Fox News guest who publishes a climate-change denial blog is upset that Google’s popular web-search engine is being re-engineered to direct users to more “trustworthy” websites, saying “Let the public decide what’s the truth,” in video captured by Media Matters for America.
Marc Morano, who helms the Climate Depot website dedicated to dismissing scientific consensus on global climate change, told a reporter for Fox News that Google’s proposed changes will mean the tech giant “… is basically saying that truth is what a government agency says it is.”
The proposed changes at Google would move websites up in the rankings based upon truth and not popularity.
Morano, who previously worked for Rush Limbaugh and climate change-denying Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), says this would be put him at a disadvantage.
“We call ourselves ‘consensus busters’ because they [climate scientists] are so often wrong,” he explained. “We are the voice of the dissidents. We are the voice of the scientists who are speaking about against this so-called consensus.”
Morano was recently the subject of a documentary, Merchants of Doubt, which highlighted his ties to the fossil fuel industry.
Watch the video below from Media Matters for America: