Journamalism At Its Finest

by matttbastard

x-posted @ Comments From Left Field

Newsflash: nuclear PR shill Patrick Moore (Co-founder of Greenpeace!) is a “popular environmentalist” the same way David Horowitz is a “staunch Marxist” or Joe Lieberman a “partisan Democrat.”

Which is to say, not in the fucking least.

I second Alison: please, for the love of God, enough with the slavering, credulous media greenwashing re: nuclear power. Because the prospect of this and this demands serious scrutiny, not lazy stenography.

Related: The Financial Post on how nuclear PR has helped transform a once-feared technology into an ‘environmentally friendly’ energy alternative, noting that market realities may ultimately render industry re-branding efforts irrelevant; David Fenton: fighting fire with fire.

(h/t Gristmill for some of the links re: greenwashing and nuclear shilling)

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