Fusion, Grist Bemoan ‘Climate Grief’

  Fusion, Grist Bemoan ‘Climate Grief’ By Aly Nielsen   Mental health is the latest victim of climate change, according to lefty climate writers. “Depressed about climate change? There’s a 9-step program for that,” Fusion writer Caroline Preston wrote on April 4. Grist, which partners with Fusion for the “Climate Desk” program, re-ran the story four days later. The article focused on recently formed “Good Grief” groups where individuals can open up about their climate change induced anxiety, sadness and...

Exxon Valdez Blamed on Climate Change

Slick Rewrite: L.A. Times Blames Climate Change for 28-Year-Old Oil Spill By Aly Nielsen The Los Angeles Times has struck once again in a feeble attempt to sink ExxonMobil. This time, rewriting the story of a 28-year-old shipwreck. The April 6 L.A. Times story, by Columbia Journalism School researchers, used 2,340 words to reject years of court cases and research. Instead, the agenda-driven story blamed the 1989 Exxon Valdez shipwreck and resulting oil spill on climate change. The anti-Exxon hit...

Climate Groups Panic Over EPA Rollback

Climate Journalism Groups Panic Over EPA Rollback By Aly Nielsen Temperatures rose at climate journalism non-profits when President Donald Trump issued an executive order rolling back many of the Obama-era climate regulations. The executive order requires the EPA to “review Obama’s Clean Power Plan, rescind the moratorium on coal mining on US federal lands,” and review the impact existing regulations have on jobs, according to CNN. Grist, Democracy Now!, DeSmog Blog and InsideClimate all proved their liberal bias and activist...

Groups Call Appointees ‘Deniers’

InsideClimate,Grist and DeSmog Smear Trump Appointees as Climate ‘Deniers’ By Aly Nielsen Liberal climate blogs have insulted climate change skeptics with a term reminiscent of Holocaust deniers almost every other day — just since Donald Trump’s election. InsideClimate News, DeSmogBlog and Grist smeared people skeptical of claims about man-made climate change labeling them “deniers” on Twitter at least 69 times combined between Nov. 8, 2016, and March 27, 2017.   “In Trump, U.S. puts a climate denier in its highest...

NY AG Blocks Inquiry into Anti-Exxon Witch Hunt

NY AG Blocks Inquiry into Anti-Exxon Witch Hunt By James Powers NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is happy to investigate others, but won’t cooperate when he is the one under investigation. Schneiderman is still refusing to comply with a FOIA request from the Competitive Enterprise Institute, The Daily Caller reported March 17. The FOIA, filed in May 2016, requested emails between Schneiderman’s office and activist donors that may have inspired his investigation into ExxonMobil. The New York Supreme Court ruled...

CMD Slams Kochs, Forgets Soros

Center for Media and Democracy Slams Koch Education Funding, Ignores Soros By Aly Nielsen Funding universities is part of a “Nazi authoritarian tactic,” at least when conservatives do it, according to The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD). CMD recently attacked Charles Koch for giving “almost $142 million to nearly 400 U.S. colleges and universities from 2005 to 2015” in a February 2, 2017 article. The author also accused a Koch associate of recommending a “Nazi authoritarian tactic of creating...

Groups Request Trump Whistleblowing

ProPublica and InsideClimate Encourage Whistleblowing Under Trump By Sarah Stites Liberals encourage whistleblowing just so long as it makes the Trump Administration look bad. Less than 24 hours after Donald Trump was sworn-in as president, liberal foundation-funded media outlets updated their websites inviting government workers to leak insider knowledge on climate-related policy developments. “If you see something, say something,” ProPublica senior climate reporter Andrew Revkin urged. “ProPublica is eager to get tips on shifts in available government information related to...

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...

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...

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)...
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