Tuesday, October 03, 2006

News as it Should Be

BBC's Newsnight has done a stellar job in exposing the spin-doctoring of ExxonMobil and its affiliates in the aftermath of last week's letter sent to the company by the UK's Royal Society.

In that letter, the Royal Society, the world's oldest and most esteemed scientific organization, called on the oil giant to stop funding organizations that publish deceptive and inacurate information on climate change. Among those organizations receiving Exxon's money is the Competitive Enterprise Institute, an American lobby renowned for it's disinformation ad "CO2 - They Call it Pollution, We Call it Life".

In the video clip below, Jeremy Paxman of Newsnight takes apart the CEI's rep in a panel discussion. If North America had news of this calibre, there would be no debate about global warming.

2 comments:

Calvin Jones said...

Superb! I`ve been looking for this clip, its existance having been romored...i`ll put it on my blog tomorrow with a link to your site.

Cheers

Odiyya said...

Thanks Calvin. Always appreciated!