I tried to make my time away a media free vacation but I couldn't help myself with the local paper.
Unfortunately, coming home, pinned on one of those Delta school buses with wings, I had to look in the back of the seat only to find a Time and a Sky Magazine. Trying to figure out which had more journalistic integrity I decided to give Time a shot.
Right on the front cover is the picture of Lord Al, media proclaimed global warming czar.
In the article, he rips the coarseness of the American debate, saying that serious discussion about serious issues has devolved to 30 second sound bites
how the American marketplace of ideas has gradually devolved into a home-shopping network of 30-second ads and mall-tested phrases, a huckster's paradise that sells simulated participation to a public that has all but lost the ability to engage.
Yet within one page is his famous cliche....
he laid out the overwhelming evidence that human activity has given the earth a raging fever, then urged the people to respond—"If the crib's on fire, you don't speculate the baby's flame retardant! If the crib's on fire, you save the baby!"
Pot, Kettle, Black
To make my ride even bumpier than a bus in air I came to this one.
When is anyone in the media calling this crap out... Once CO2 has been released you can't take it back. You can build all the solar farms and windmills around the country but the fossil fuels burned to get this guy's ass from Buffalo to LA can't be replaced. It's the total hypocrisy around this whole issue and one of the reasons I don't take it serious.
He has logged countless miles in the past four years, crisscrossing the planet to present his remarkably powerful slide show and the Oscar-winning documentary that's based on it, An Inconvenient Truth, to groups of every size and description. He flies commercial most of the time to use less CO2 and buys offsets to maintain a carbon-neutral life.
So the moral to this story is if your trapped on a plane and you need some hard news, go with the Sky Magazine and maybe the Sky Mall Catalog if you can squeeze one from one of those sky waitresses.