Balance in the media can some times result in a distortion of the truth. Look at this:
…in an exhaustive study of almost every piece of research published on global warming in scientific journals, a sample of 928 articles was examined. Every single one of those 928 studies concluded that global warming was happening and that human activity was substantially responsible for it. In other words, as [Al] Gore has noted, the scientific debate about global warming and its sources, is over. In a parallel study of 636 news accounts of global warming, by contrast, 53% suggested that there was no scientific consensus on the question of global warming and its causes.Because a certain political party finds it politically advantageous to deny reality, the media plays along in a he said / she said game, leaving many people unsure what to think. This despite the overwhelming scientific evidence. Politics once again trumps reason.