EWTN Host Raymond Arroyo of ‘World Over’ – Watch: Begins at 10 min.
Arroyo: “This week a political group has started a petition to try to silence this show by daring to feature what it calls ‘a notorious climate change denial activist’. Now, for anyone who cares to watch, we hosted a fair debate, boys and girls. We invited a climate change activist and a skeptic to make their respective cases. Which they did. And we trusted the audience would come to their own conclusions.
Is this online pressure group
and its supporters really saying that the science of climate change, the record, is somehow above debate? And that even to discuss these matters should be verboten? Sorry but that doesn’t wash here. Part of my job here as a journalist is to ask questions. I question government officials, church officials, anyone in the public arena. That’s our obligation. Free speech and open discussion are the very hallmarks of a democratic society. For a mob by petition o
r otherwise to attempt to stifle debate or forbid certain topics from conversation is a type of bullying that will never be tolerated on this program…
All views will be entertained and challenged right here.”
End Arroyo excerpt.
Watch the debate that started the controversy!
———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Eric Pooley <[email protected]>
Date: Sat, Jun 6, 2015 at 9:54 AM
Subject: Re: EWTN Disrespects Pope Francis in Front of Catholic Viewers
To: Michael Milillo
Recipients of this email should also be aware that EWTN misrepresented this discussion to Carol Andress of EDF. Ms Andress was not invited to participate in a “Climate Change Debate” and was not informed that Marc Morano would be a guest. If she had been told these things, she would have declined the invitation. This was ambush journalism of the cheapest kind.
Senior Vice President
Environmental Defense Fund