This is a lesson from Jon Rappoport on how the major media can slant and distort facts. Let’s start with the explosive facts, as revealed in a Washington Post story, “Al Gore Has Thrived As Green-Tech Investor.”
Al Gore, the man who has worked every angle to parlay fear of global warming catastrophes into a personal fortune, was worth less than $2 million in 2001. Now, in 2012, it’s estimated he’s locked up a nice neat $100 million, mostly off the back of American taxpayers.
How did he do it? Well, he invested in 14 green companies, who inhaled — via loans, grants and tax relief — somewhere in the neighborhood of $2.5 billion from the Federal government to go greener.
For example, Gore’s investment firm at one point held 4.2 million shares of an outfit called Iberdrola Renovables, which was building 20 wind farms across the United States. Iberdrola was “blessed” with $1.5 billion from the Federal government for the work which, by its own admission, saved its corporate financial bacon.
Then there was a company called Johnson Controls. It makes batteries, including those for electric cars. Gore’s investment company, Generation Investment Management (GIM), doubled its holdings in Johnson Controls in 2008, when shares cost as little $9 a share. GIM sold when shares cost $21 to $26 — before the market for electric-car batteries fell on its head and after Johnson Controls had been bolstered by $299 million dropped at its doorstep by the Administration of President Barack Obama.
Now we get to the slant. Nowhere in The Post’s story was the issue of man made warming mentioned as “unsettled” or “controversial” or even “the subject of intense debate.” Nope. Not even close.
The Post admitted that warming theories are up for grabs — which they most assuredly are. How would it look if Gore were portrayed as a man circling the globe many times to hype an unproven hypothesis, while profiting enormously from the effort because the Federal government was backing his plays? Hmm. Not very good.
The assumption of the Post article is: Yes, Gore has been making money, but his cause is just and right and the situation of humankind is, in fact, dire because the Earth’s temperature has been rising dangerously as a result of carbon technology; and Gore is, after all, trying to stave off “humanity destroying humanity.” He’s a good man, in the end. Let him be rich.
How many scientists and other Ph.D.s have been just saying no to the theory of man made global warming? Let’s see.
- Remember the 49 astronauts and scientists who used to work at NASA ;
- Nobel-prize winning physicist Ivar Giaever;
- James Lovelock says that the global warming doomsday predictions, including Al Gore’s, are wrong.
- A letter to The Wall Street Journal signed by 16 scientists just said no. Among the luminaries: William Happer, professor of physics at Princeton University; Richard Lindzen, professor of atmospheric sciences at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; William Kininmonth, former head of climate research at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.
- And then there was the Global Warming Petition Project, or the Oregon Petition, that just said no. According to Petitionproject.org, the petition has the signatures of “31,487 American scientists,” of which 9,029 stated they had Ph.D.s.
The lap-dog media, in most cases, echo the assumptions of their sources. The biggest source for stories, by far, is the Federal government and the Obama Administration has had a strict policy of declaring the global-warming issue wrapped up in a package with a red ribbon. It’s decided; it’s “settled.” I mean, what better way to redistribute America’s wealth?
If Media actually did its job and suddenly investigated global-warming science and declared it bogus, it would suffer grave consequences. Many of its best sources, angered, would dry up overnight. If The Post went too far with its investigation, it could find itself on the outside looking in. The Post is playing partner with radical environmentalists who, in turn, are funded by titans of globalism like George Soros. These deadly opponents of the free market want to encompass the planet in one management system (one central-planning system) from which all goods and services are distributed.
Global warming is one of their chief issues. Manipulating it entails brainwashing populations into believing that a massive intervention is necessary to stave off the imminent collapse of all life on Earth – therefore, sovereign nations must be eradicated. Political power and decision-making must flow from above, from “those who are wiser,” the elite of the world. After all, isn’t the world full of useful idiots?
Gore is their boy. He is their front man. He jets here and he jets there, carrying their messages. He’s their pizza delivery boy.
You can read the rest of Jon Rappoport’s article at this link.