When the Murdochs bought the National Geographic Society and its media properties, the eco-leftists had a fit that the right-wing climate deniers had invaded and "Foxification" would follow. But the latest news from the Television Critics Association tour suggests their panic was premature. It's actually the climate skeptics who should feel panicky.
Variety reports NatGeo announced plans to acquire and promote a global-warming documentary hosted by that "scientist" Leonardo diCaprio and put it in theaters and on television before the November elections. It sounds like the same old drill of doom and gloom and calls for leftist action:
The film presents an account of how society can prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the globe. Audiences are presented with visual evidence of a worsening environmental crisis that is inflicting irreversible damage on landscapes from Greenland to Indonesia, disturbing the balance of our planet’s climate and hastening the extinction of beloved animals. DiCaprio interviews individuals from every facet of society in both developing and developed nations who provide their views on what must be done today – and in the future – to transition our economic and political systems into environmentally friendly institutions.
No, it's easy to guess the conservative "facet of society" will be ignored. They announced that among the interview subjects are Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, John Kerry, Pope Francis, UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon, and what they call "revered scientists, community leaders and fervent activists working to save the world."
When you're "saving the world," the last thing you look for is a debate. Instead, the goal is "inspiration" for intense government intervention:
“National Geographic has a long history of inspiring others to care about the planet,” said Courteney Monroe, CEO of National Geographic Global Networks. “Now, in the midst of the undeniable crisis that is climate change, we have a responsibility to inspire others to act. I have no doubt that the global reach of our brand, combined with DiCaprio’s passion for this issue and Fisher’s compelling storytelling will bring this critical issue to the forefront like never before.”
“Climate change is the most fundamental threat facing our planet,” said DiCaprio. “We must work together as a collective voice to demand major action now. Our very survival depends on it. This documentary translates the symptoms and solutions of climate change before information is distorted, as it often is, by those with a financial interest in fossil fuel production.”
“If you could know the truth about how much damage we’ve done to our planet and how much time we have to find solutions before this whole ecosystem collapses — would you want to know? We can no longer turn a blind eye to this issue and hope that it resolves itself,” added Stevens. “My hope is that this film provides a wakeup call about our inevitable fate should we fail to act. And on the eve of what could be the most important election of our time, I hope this film not only educates the public on the serious threat we face, but also forces voters to really think about how important their vote is this fall.”
Further evidence that this is a liberal-media factory that hasn't been "Foxified" comes with the news that it's promoting a Katie Couric documentary called Gender Revolution, an "in-depth look at the role of genetics, brain chemistry and modern culture on gender fluidity." This is "science" uncorrupted by those conservatives who think they are just males and females "assigned at birth."
“This show will explore the roles of science, politics, and culture on gender, giving viewers a greater understanding of what is becoming a rapidly evolving issue,” said Monroe. “We’re proud to partner with Katie and her talented production team to play a part in breaking down the complexities of gender identity.”
“It seems that every day, there’s a new story and a new vocabulary around gender that’s challenging our long-held attitudes and preconceptions about what makes us who we are,” said Couric. ‘Gender Revolution’ will go beyond the headlines to examine the why, the how and what it all means, with intimate stories of the people who are at the forefront of this new frontier. We’ll also explore how it’s impacting almost every aspect of our lives, from bathrooms to boardrooms, and from colleges to competitive sports. Think of it this way: this will be everything you wanted to know about gender but were afraid to ask.”