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November 6, 2007
Green is Universally Silly (and Irresponsible)
This sweeps week began with NBC pushing an "Earth Friendly" beverage cup during the Cowboys/Eagles Sunday Night football game and shipping Matt Lauer and Ann Curry off to "the ends of the Earth" (Greenland and Antarctica, respectively) which would be great idea were it not for satellite feeds.
On Monday we awoke to the jaw-dropping sound of Al Gore complaining to the Today show's Meredith Vieira that the media is guilty of giving equal time to those daring to question the "settled science" preached at his frenzied altar. That night, we saw cast members of the show Heroes explaining that Carbon Dioxide is the chemical that causes global warming.
It's "Green is Universal" week at NBC and its cable subsidiaries and a more revolting display of Goreacle gushing I challenge anyone to find anywhere.
With both studio sets and display graphics awash in green - including their poor signature peacock - it all comes off like a St Patty's Day party in a Boston Pub, only with far less sobriety.
Today I watched Andrea Mitchell, Natalie Morales and Kelly O'Donnell talk green to a parade of guests about the ravages of "doing nothing" as though they were discussing termite infestation or some other malady with a known cause and effect that lay people might easily understand and actually address. Taking a cue from the woefully unqualified Gore, one clueless "expert" after another nonetheless offered assessment of a problem even the real experts find far too daunting to agree on.
On CNBC, I heard Republican Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine give a mind-bogglingly capitulating appraisal of why John McCain has been ranked the greenest GOP candidate.
On MSNBC, WaPo's Eugene Robinson gave a stirring dissertation about learning to live with global warming "for at least the next few decades" as the carbon we've already dumped into the atmosphere will continue to heat the planet for that long.
I watched in amazement, expecting Kevin McCarthy to appear at any moment, running across the screen, pointing and screaming, "they're here already! You're next! You're next! You're next..."
Gore pod-people as hyperbole you say? Consider just how quickly this brain-dead mindset has managed to spread and by what means. Scary - isn't it?
Keep in mind: There exists absolutely no proof whatsoever that the actions of mankind can move temperature even a single degree Celsius in either direction. None. Zippo.
In fact, the media capitulation NBC has chosen to pilot is based solely on the mindless repetition by highly dubiously motivated individuals of highly dubious theories based on even more highly dubious computer models.
While they're obviously too enraptured by delusional self-fulfillment to feel responsible, how is it that these broadcasters fail to feel downright silly?
Does it lie beyond their capacity to appreciate the inanity of vowing to "offset" the carbon produced by their innumerable corporate jets and stretch limos, not to mention their vast array of energy-sucking broadcast equipment and its attendant climate control systems, for the entire week?
How might they possibly offset their complicity in what is perhaps the greatest and most dastardly public misinformation campaign in mankind's history?