Videos for your viewing pleasure, if that’s the word for it
Film director Robert Greenwald has been producing a series of videos exposing Fox News as a propaganda arm of the far right wing (is "exposing" the right word when everyone already knows it?), under the rubric Fox Attacks.
The latest in the series is Fox Attacks: The Environment, which is about Fox’s hackery on the subject of global warming. Here it is:
Accompanying the video is a campaign by a grassroots coalition to spread the word about Fox’s environmental hackery and to persuade Home Depot — which claims to be a green company — to withdraw its advertising from Fox. (You can sign a petition to that effect here.)
In related news, last night’s Hannity & Colmes included a segment on — what else? — the hypocrisy of rich environmentalists. The guests were Some Guy from CEI and, er … me. Video below the fold:
A bit of background: just before I went on, Hannity had all but forced Republican presidential contender Sam Brownback to pledge that he would be open to a pre-emptive strike on Iran. This left a rather sour taste in my mouth. And given that Hannity has basically no interest whatsoever in discussing anything of substance on climate change, I decided just to be a snarky jerk. I fear I came off rather unpleasantly. But in the grand scheme of things, I suppose it doesn’t much matter. I only do this kind of stuff so I can tell my grandkids about it.