The barons of Big Oil and Big Coal will undoubtedly chink glasses with their paid mouthpieces this weekend over news that fellow cynic Marc Morano is leaving his taxpayer-funded propaganda job to establish a climate change “news” website.
Morano, if you don’t already know, has been the Roscoe P. Coltrane to one of the Senate’s many wannabe Boss Hoggs, in this case James Inhofe, Republican from Oklahoma. Morano told Greenwire ($ub req’d) that he’s leaving Inhofe to launch a site about climate change.
Morano-dot-con will probably echo Inhofe’s blog, on which Morano has been disseminating climate-skeptic talking points for the past two-and-half years, becoming a go-to source of climate disinformation for pretty much every right-winger in the country.
The new site will be funded by the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), a Washington-based free-market public policy group funded by Big Oil and, most entertainingly, billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife, the wackjob who spent millions in the 1990s trying to prove that Bill and Hillary Clinton committed a list of crimes that would make Hitler blush. (Wonk Room’s Brad Johnson has more on CFACT.)
You can’t make this stuff up, folks.