Grist Celebrated by Foundations, Media

Grist: ‘Irreverent’ Outlet Celebrated by Foundations, Media By Aly Nielsen Grist Magazine is the brainchild of Chip Giller, who “had been an environmentalist since he was a child,” Poynter reported. Giller founded Grist in 1999, while he was a reporter for the environmental magazine, High Country News. He wanted to “lighten up” the environmental movement. Grist grew from an email list of 100 subscribers to a web-based organization with an annual operating budget of more than $3.8 million and 30...

Climate Group Protests Trump

Left-Wing Climate Group Endorses Trump Protests, Walk-outs By Aly Nielsen More than two months after the 2016 presidential election, liberal climate change activists are still nowhere near accepting that Donald Trump will be the 46th president of the U.S. 350.org, a “global grassroots climate movement,” has been busy promoting January as a “month of resistance” to “defeat Donald Trump’s dangerous fossil fuel agenda.” The month’s plans, which included “flooding” Congress with phone calls to “stop Trump’s climate denier picks,” and...

Obama Official To Lead Rockefeller Foundation

Former Obama Official to Lead Rockefeller Foundation Sam Dorman The left-leaning Rockefeller Foundation just got a leader who served under one of the most liberal presidents of the United States. The Rockefeller Foundation chose former Obama official Rajiv Shah to be its next president, according to a Jan. 4  The New York Times report. Lefty organizations like the Natural Resources Defense Council have received funding from the Rockefeller Foundation. Shah served as head of the United States Agency for International...

Liberals Cheer Obama Drilling Ban

Liberal Environmental Groups Cheer After Obama Bans Drilling By Aly Nielsen Liberal environmental activists got an early Christmas present when President Obama banned offshore drilling along large portions of the Arctic and East Coast in late December, and liberal nonprofit media are celebrating. Initially Obama issued a five year ban on Arctic offshore drilling in November. But then in December, he declared a permanent ban by invoking “an obscure provision of a 1953 law” which allowed him to act “unilaterally,”...

Donors Flock to Liberal Journalism

Donors Flock to Liberal Journalism Nonprofits After Trump Victory By Aly Nielsen Since comedian John Oliver recommended people donate to the liberal journalism site  ProPublica, donations have been pouring in, according to The New York Times. The Times also reported that nonprofit journalism in general has seen a spike in donations (especially small ones) since Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States. But The Times failed to note that every outlet they mentioned in their Dec....

Grist Fundraises on Trump Scorn

Grist Fundraises on Trump  Scorn, Hyperbole By Aly Nielsen To some, Trump’s election was just another day in the democratic process. But to others, it would be environmental catastrophe. In early December, the Grist website ran a pop-up fundraising ad fantasizing about the day its readers would celebrate overcoming the “destructive environmental policies of a Trump presidency.” The ad redirected readers to Grist’s donate page and encouraged them to “become a sustaining supporter of independent environmental journalism.” Grist’s so called...

Climate Blogs Panic After Election

Liberal Climate Blogs Panic After Trump Election By Aly Nielsen Donald Trump’s presidential victory terrified liberal climate activists who fear he will threaten their precious Paris climate agreement. DeSmog Blog responded to the election results with at least three blog posts, lamenting “Planet Earth Is The Real Loser Of The US Elections,” claiming that Trump’s win is a victory for “Climate Science Deniers,” and hoping that “Trump’s Inconsistency” will cause him to abandon his “climate denial.” InsideClimate News, the group...

Rockefeller Targeted Exxon

Rockefeller Family Fund Director Admits Foundation ‘Paid’ to Target Exxon By Aly Nielsen Funders of the #ExxonKnew smear campaign claimed they did not single out ExxonMobil to be investigated. But now one foundation director has confessed to targeting the company even as he tried to deflect criticism for its actions. Investigative journalistic exposes against the oil company claimed to be objective, but were funded by liberal non-profits including money from two Rockefeller foundations. Director of the Rockefeller Family Fund (RFF)...

Liberal Nonprofits Lead Attack

Liberal Nonprofits Lead Attack Against Possible Trump EPA Pick By Aly Nielsen and Julia Seymour Liberals are struggling with the idea that elections have consequences. Sometimes those consequences include repealing regulations and policies of the previous administration. For the past eight years, Obama and liberal environmentalists claimed that harsh regulations were essential to combat disastrous amounts of global warming. But now that Donald Trump is president-elect, Media groups, from left-wing nonprofits like Mother Jones and Grist, to for-profit outlets like...

Liberal ProPublica Gets Thumbs-Up

Liberal ProPublica Gets Thumbs-Up from John Oliver By Aly Nielsen John Oliver wants his viewers to “support actual journalism” and not be taken in by inaccurate, biased media. But the sources he recommended are liberal journalism endeavors funded by prominent left-wing donors. On Last Week Tonight Nov. 13, Oliver encouraged his viewers to donate “to groups like ProPublica, a nonprofit which does great investigative journalism.” His reasoning was that “things will not be ok” if people “don’t get actively involved...
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