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)...

Looking into the Rockefellers

Rockefeller Money funds anti-oil groups and media covering them By: Media Research Center Staff Environmental groups’ hatred for fossil fuels is to be expected. But when the same money is flowing into the green groups and the media outlets covering those groups, there’s a big problem. The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), recently published a “climate accountability scorecard” to catalog transgressions by fossil fuel companies it claims “bear a particular responsibility for climate change.” The scorecard rated the companies on...

Pipeline Tampering Is ‘Civil Disobedience,’ Not Crime to Democracy Now!

By Julia A. Seymour A group calling itself Climate Direct Action simultaneously tampered with oil pipelines in four states Oct. 11, claiming it was necessary to stop all tar sands oil flowing into the U.S. because of the climate “emergency.” At least 10 people were arrested in connection with the dangerous pipeline interference. Climate Direct Action also claimed their actions were done in “solidarity” with the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. The White House took the tampering seriously. According to The...
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