NPR Anchor Interviews Sen. Coburn -- From the Right, with Grover Norqu
April 3rd, 2011 4:03 PM
If you thought of a place on the radio dial on a Saturday morning where Sen. Tom Coburn would be pressed as squishy, it probably wouldn't be NPR. But on Weekend Edition Saturday, NPR anchor Scott Simon asked some basic questions about a budget deal, and then shifted to Grover Norquist's criticisms of Coburn for being a tax hiker. This could be seen as quite an anti-Grover segment, with how…
Al Gore's Alliance for Climate Protection Shutting Down Offices
December 6th, 2010 8:45 AM
The man at the forefront of conning governments and businesses into believing carbon dioxide is destroying the planet apparently is scaling back his efforts to do so.
According to Politico, Al Gore's political action group the Alliance for Climate Protection is shutting down some of its offices:
Chris Matthews Calls Republican Global Warming Skeptics Luddites
December 2nd, 2010 11:29 AM
Chris Matthews on Wednesday called Republicans that are skeptical of man's role in global warming Luddites, referring to the 19th century movement in Great Britain that was opposed to changes associated with the Industrial Revolution.
Clearly missing the absurdity in his analogy, the "Hardball" host arrogantly stated (video follows with transcript and commentary):
Media Mostly Ignore Gore Admitting He Only Supported Ethanol Mandates
November 24th, 2010 1:15 PM
On Monday, NewsBusters was the first American media outlet to report Nobel laureate Al Gore's admission that he only supported ethanol mandates in the '90s because he thought it would help his presidential ambitions.
As it turns out, with very few exceptions, no major news divisions thought this was at all important:
Al Gore Says He Supported 'Not Good' Ethanol Policies To Help His Pres
November 22nd, 2010 9:05 AM
Nobel laureate Al Gore said this weekend that tax breaks for corn-based ethanol are "not good policy" and that he only supported these subsidies in order to assist his eventual run for president.
Reuters Africa reported Monday the former Vice President made these comments while speaking to a green energy conference in Athens.
UN IPCC Official Admits 'We Redistribute World's Wealth By Climate Pol
November 18th, 2010 11:27 AM
If you needed any more evidence that the entire theory of manmade global warming was a scheme to redistribute wealth you got it Sunday when a leading member of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change told a German news outlet, "[W]e redistribute de facto the world's wealth by climate policy."
Such was originally published by Germany's NZZ Online Sunday, and reprinted in…
Why Does Robert Redford Keep Making Stuff Up to Kill Working-Class Job
July 29th, 2010 5:47 PM
On June 24, 2010, I had a post on BigHollywood that examined Robert Redford’s asinine statements about the Gulf Oil Spill. From his support of a drilling moratorium to the fact that he literally blamed the spill on Dick Cheney to the way he expected George W. Bush to respond instantly to Katrina, while making excuses for President Obama’s slow response to the BP disaster, his words were…
Pentagon Rescinds Franklin Graham’s Invitation, Al Sharpton is Welco
April 23rd, 2010 10:21 AM
The Pentagon rescinded the invitation of evangelist Franklin Graham to speak at its May 6 National Day of Prayer event because of complaints about his previous comments about Islam. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation expressed its concern over Graham's involvement with the event in an April 19 letter sent to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. MRFF's complaint about Graham, the son of…
Return of High Oil Price Predictions: CNBC Segment Warns of $300 Oil
May 9th, 2009 11:02 AM
If you want to know when the economy is making a comeback, keep a watchful eye on the frequency of high oil and gas price reports in the news. Throughout 2007 and the first half of 2008, viewers were inundated with high gas and oil price reports on cable and broadcast news. But since hitting $147 back in July 2008, oil prices have plummeted into the low-$40 range mid-January and so has the…
Chris Matthews: GOP 'Outsourced' Response to Indian-American Governor
February 25th, 2009 2:13 PM
“Oh, god,” why did he have to use that word? According to MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, the GOP “outsourced” the Republican response to a young, successful Indian-American governor who “had nothing to do with Congress.”They had to outsource the response tonight, the Republican party. They had to outsource to someone who had nothing to do with Congress because the Republicans in Congress had nothing to…
Kernen: Energy Czar Browner is 'Scary' during 'Once in a Lifetime Rece
December 11th, 2008 1:36 PM
President-elect Barack Obama named Carol Browner the "czar" of climate and energy policy for the White House, but CNBC's Joe Kernen was wary of her appointment. "You can see that even in Europe, some of the climate concerns, given this, this once in a lifetime recession, John - to put someone that, an advocate of such strong measures," Kernen said on "Squawk Box" Dec. 11. "Really I've seen her…
Friedman: Put 'Government Master' In Charge of Automakers
November 12th, 2008 10:15 AM
It's not like Barack Obama is a socialist or anything. It's just that Thomas Friedman wants him to put a "government master" in charge of the country's biggest manufacturing sector. Friedman made his modest proposal in his New York Times column of today, and expanded on it during a Morning Joe appearance. [H/t reader Tom.]Video also available here.I've got three easy reasons why Friedman's idea…
Green Initiatives Get Slaughtered in California, Will Media Notice
November 5th, 2008 12:11 PM
Californians by very wide margins defeated two green initiatives that anthropogenic global warming enthusiasts in the media and in legislative houses across the fruited plain should take heed...but will they?To begin with, Proposition 7 would have required utilities to generate 40 percent of their power from renewable energy by 2020 and 50 percent by 2025.Proposition 10 would have created $5…
Surprise: Government Mandates Behind Ethanol ‘Bubble
October 23rd, 2008 1:45 PM
Leave it to the foreign press to explain one of the major problems with American over-regulation and subsidies. The Financial Times published a series Oct. 22 and 23 examining a subject the U.S. media have largely ignored: the effect ethanol mandates and subsidies have had on the ethanol market, investors, and food prices. Here's a hint: the effects are not good. The first report highlighted…