More on nuclear shillery
A while back I mentioned a great article by Diane Farsetta about the nuclear industry’s big PR push and the gullibility of the journalists covering it. Now there’s a similar piece in the San Francisco Bay Guardian, from Amanda Witherell, and it contains this delightful tidbit:
A survey by Diane Farsetta, a senior researcher at the Center for Media and Democracy, came across 302 recent articles mentioning [Patrick] Moore and nuclear power as a possible option for mitigating the effects of global warming.
Only 37 — a mere 12 percent — said he’s being paid to support nuclear power by the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), a national organization of pro-nuke industries that’s hired Moore to front its nuclear renaissance.
Worth reading the rest.
Relatedly, check out this story about David Fenton of Fenton Communications, a progressive PR firm that’s mobilizing to push back against the onslaught of nuke shillery.