It’s bad enough that the “Live Earth” carbon depletionists have already started their nagging, scolding and unscientific sermons, but U.S. news outlets have joined in, too. From Tim Graham at Newsbusters:
At the end of Friday’s Today show on NBC, the marketing of Al Gore’s Live Earth concerts began, just eight days shy of NBC’s big three-hour Live Earth concert in prime time, hosted by NBC anchor Ann Curry and Carson Daly. (Not to mention the other 72 hours donated to Gore by NBC Universal.) NBC’s Friday guest was David DeRothschild, author of “The Live Earth Global Warming Survival Handbook.” Like a good NBC employee, anchor Natalie Morales praised the climate-crisis cause: “Fantastic effort. It’s going to raise a lot of awareness.”
The author mostly made the usual plugs for compact-fluorescent bulbs and other electricity savings, but the strange part (at least for late June) was urging everyone to wear a sweater and turn the thermostat down. Did they think they were recording a segment for Christmas break?
Still waiting for a critical media examination of the “Live Earth” folderol, including the following question to the former veep: Your headliner in Hamburg, Snoop Dogg, is a convicted felon who celebrates gang violence, revels in the sexual degredation of women, is banned from several countries, and whose lyrics are so foul as to not be printable here. In giving Snoop Dogg a high-profile platform full of supposed moral weight, aren’t you being — hmmm, what’s a good term? — an evil-promoting dolt?
Oh, yes. Latest report from Hamburg: 22,000 tickets sold. Less than half.
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