Thursday, March 01, 2007

Al and the Media

Apparently, Al’s piqued, because, somewhere, sometime, somebody may have published a piece that questioned his ex cathedra pronouncements on global warming.

Just a quick glance at most of the coverage certainly leaves you with the impression that the media is far from balanced – they’ve been promoting global warming and various eco catastrophies for years. If critics are mentioned, is usually to deride them.

Note to Al: as long as you are living in the mansion using over 12 times the electricity of the local peasants, buying a few carbon indulgences doesn’t really cover it. Few are going to believe that global warming is “most important moral, ethical, spiritual and political issue humankind has ever faced." If you aren’t taking it seriously, why should we?

Though to give Al some credit, he’s living out the old Vietnam War saw: “we had to burn down the planet in order to save it”.