Following on the heels of Time magazine’s alarmist cover stories on global warming, this weekend’s release of "Ice Age 2: The Meltdown" has given movie reviewers for major newspapers a chance to thaw out their liberal political views on climate change.
Ending his March 31 review of the animated feature, The Christian Science Monitor’s Peter Rainer remarked, "I am happy to say that ‘Ice Age: The Meltdown’ points up for toddlers the dangers of global warming."
Chicago Sun-Times reviewer Roger Ebert cooed, "If kids have been indifferent to global warming up until now, this ‘Ice Age’ sequel will change that forever."
"Evidently, global warming was as big a threat 1.6 million years ago as it is today, not a subject you’d expect to encounter in a film produced by Rupert Murdoch’s 20th Century Fox," snarked Carrie Rickey in the March 31 Philadelphia Inquirer.
Aside from that fact that Rickey’s quip belies the usual liberal assumption that human activity is causing global warming — an impossibility in prehistoric times — Rickey must have forgotten that Murdoch’s Fox News Channel eschewed its "Fair and Balanced" template to present a one-sided global warming special in November 2005.
On March 29, NewsBusters.org documented NBC movie reviewer Gene Shalit’s quip about global warming during his review of cartoon.