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Texas News Director Has an Opinion About Global Warming

barton ketkKETK anchor and news director Neal Barton wants you to know he thinks global warming is all hooey.

Barton gives his opinion on-air in a feature he calls, “Neal Barton’s POV.” In his Friday POV he attacked global warming by quoting a former NASA scientist Les Woodcock who thinks climate change is a scam used by big business to make money. KETK won’t allow embedding, so you’ll have to click here to watch the video.

Barton told viewers of the Tyler, TX, NBC affiliate “You won’t hear this in the mainstream media.” But Barton’s opinions seem to have come directly from an article about Woodcock in the Yorkshire Evening Post.

He left out one part, though. The article also said of Woodcock, “In spite of the seemingly overwhelming tide of scientific opinion on the matter, there are still some who steadfastly refuse to jump on the ‘global warming’ bandwagon.”

Barton has also taken to twitter to defend himself against a detractor.

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Jennifer Kielman Says Goodbye to KETK

Jennifer Kielman, the 6 and 10 p.m. anchor at KETK, has signed off from the NBC affiliate in Jacksonville, Texas.

Kielman, who battled breast cancer during her six years at the station, wrote on Facebook that she and her fiance “want to go on an adventure in life.”

“We’re going where the wind takes us after the wedding. Leaving KETK was my choice,” Kielman wrote. “And, it was a very hard choice. My health is on the upswing and it’s my time to go.”

Houston media blogger Mike McGuff reports Kielman is not planning on leaving the television business and is currently looking for a new job.