Thank Christ @ Seven is over - climate denial on Breakfast
Ummmm, okay, what the hell was @ Seven? I've never been so happy to see Campbell Live back on air in my entire life (great interview re power black outs last night btw John). It's a huge call, but screw it, I'm going to make it - @ Seven was to NZ current affairs what Melody Rules was to NZ comedy. When @ Seven started mocking those earning less than the minimum wage I thought that Paul Henry had secretly taken over as producer. @ Seven was so god damned awful it hurt, oh God did it hurt. Thank little baby Jesus it is over and TV3 can just go back to having Sunrise as its only trainwreck programme.
Seriously how low can Sunrise rate before Australian hatchet man go chop chop?
I think they should strip the hell out of sunrise, one interviewer, one news reader and that business bloke, get rid of the rest of them, they chatter like monkeys on meth about inane bullshit. Other than unemployed actors who the fuck would willingly wake up to this banal banter? Sunrise should be agenda setting hard news to counter the conservative pap on creaking Breakfast, who out did themselves this morning minus the fact that Paul Henry wasn't even on.
That older, deader Oliver Driver who has replaced Henry as a host on Breakfast did an embarrassing interview with Climate Denial nutbar Lord Munchkin. His Lordship, who isn't a fucking scientist was allowed air time to promote his ludicrous climate denial nonsense about global warming all being a Greenpeace hoax.
According to their right wing critics at Conservapedia, Greenpeace Inc takes about $24million a year, (ironically Conservapedia use Public Interest Watch (PIW) as a source against Greenpeace when PIW are actually an Exxon Mobile funded front group),where as Bloomberg BusinessWeek puts Greenpeace revenue at $30 million per year. Compare that $30million to what Exxon Mobile is worth - HALF A TRILLION DOLLARS.
How the hell Greenpeace can con the world as Lord Munchkin insinuates with a measly $30 million when Exxon Mobile on their own are worth half a trillion is as much a mystery as the climate denial belief that all 6 Billion of us on this planet have no impact via man made pollution whatsoever on our biosphere.
And this bullshit was allowed to occur unchallenged on the public broadcaster!
You know why I think this constant attack on the science is a spin job? Because the bloody Republicans told us so. Why don’t more people know about the Frank Luntz Memorandum to the Bush White House, 2002, on how to shut down the global warming debate?
Winning the Global Warming Debate – An Overview
1: The scientific debate remains open: Voters believe that there is no consensus about global warming within the scientific community. Should the public come to believe that the scientific issues are settled, their views about global warming will change accordingly. Therefore, you need to continue to make the lack of scientific certainty a primary issue in the debate, and defer to scientists and other experts in the field.
Right, so in the same way the Tobacco companies attacked consensus of a link between smoking and cancer, big oil and big polluters are using similar smear tactics to question the science behind the evidence that man made pollution is causing the climate to rapidly change.
And let’s not forget who is backing much of this smear campaign…
Climate Change Skeptics
The world’s largest-ever gathering of global warming skeptics will assemble Sunday in New York City to confront the issue, “Global warming: Was it ever really a crisis?” About 800 scientists, economists, legislators, policy activists, and media representatives are expected to register at the second International Conference on Climate Change, opening Sunday, March 8 and concluding Tuesday, March 10 at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel.
Hmmm, and I wonder who is organizing this climate change sKeptics picnic in wunderland? The Heartland Institute? Ummmm, aren’t they the very same Heartland Institute who until 2006 were receiving money from Exxon Mobil and who also is behind the Tobacco Industries ludicrous position that Tobacco isn’t scientifically proven to cause cancer and as such there shouldn’t be taxes on cigarettes?
Greenpeace tried to bring this point home last November in the New York Times...
Greenpeace Seeks Newsweek Disclosure of API Revenue
Greenpeace is demanding that Newsweek disclose how much money it has made selling the oil industry's biggest lobbying group advertising deals that included the ability to co-host energy policy forums and seat the association's president as a panelist beside members of Congress.
Climate deniers are creationists at an evolution debate, they and their online right wing mafia like MacDoctor, No Minister, Not PC and Whaleoil deserve nothing short of our weary pity and unmistakable contempt.
That said, thank Christ @ seven isn't back on air.