Friday, May 22, 2009

Meet the Green NBC Psychos

Most major media outlets still operating (because their biased advocacy hasn’t miraculously driven them from business yet) are almost open environmental alarmists and global warming advocates. They advocate simply by citing the oft-heard “consensus,” which any scientist worth her weight would tell you is meaningless in the realm of science and scientific debate. This means that most media regularly IGNORE the opposing scientific arguments against the theory…ahem, myth…of global warming.

It shouldn’t surprise you much to see GE’s CEO openly advocate in terms of alarmists’ propaganda; MSNBC is the channel that now regularly features the little green peacock logo, as opposed to the more traditional rainbow colored one.

Cap-and-Trade? A mystical Obama scam-tax; let’s call it a STAX. Cap-and-Trade is a fancy way of confusing the less brainy among us, so that we don’t recognize we’re paying more for things like electricity and fuel—the powerhouses of capitalism.

GE's Jeff Immelt: Global Warming 'Compelling'; Cap-and-Trade Most 'Effective' Way to Go

CEO of parent company of NBC Universal argues for carbon price to create 'certainty.'

General Electric (NYSE:GE) is the parent company of the major media conglomerate NBC Universal, which owns media outlets NBC, MSNBC and CNBC. At times that has led to the lines between corporate advocacy and journalism being blurred.

That was certainly the case when GE’s CEO Jeff Immelt appeared on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” May 20 to discuss the White House meeting of President Barack Obama’s 16-member Economic Recovery Advisory Board headed by former Federal Reserve chief Paul Volcker.

Immelt used his platform at CNBC to make the case for a cap-and-trade program to curb emissions – something Obama has called for and one Congressional committee is debating this week.