Checkbook Journalism: Bought & Paid for Climate ‘News’: NPR Announces Facebook’s Zuckerberg & Rockefeller Foundation Will Be funding NPR’s ‘Climate Desk’

NPR’s SVP of News and Editorial Director Nancy Barnes:  “No story touches as many people as climate change. Heat waves, mega-droughts and unprecedented floods are all becoming more intense and frequent. Climate related weather disasters are upending the way people live from China to California, from Pakistan to Florida. These extreme events have caused a global food crisis, the rise of new diseases and the displacement of millions of people,” added Kissack. “With the NPR newsroom and Member stations, we’ll strive to do stories that shape the national conversation on climate change.” … NPR’s climate expansion has also been made possible by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, whose funding is helping NPR to add a new Climate Solutions reporter, as well as The Rockefeller Foundation, whose support will allow for more local and regional reporting on how climate change affects the most vulnerable populations.

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Source: “The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is an organization established and owned by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan with an investment of 99 percent of the couple’s wealth from their Facebook shares over their lifetime.[1][2][3] The CZI is set up as a limited liability company (LLC) and is an example of philanthrocapitalism.”

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Morano: “NPR will now have no reason to practice journalism when it comes to coverage of ‘climate change’ as their reporters will be funded by Facebook and Rockefeller. You can bet that NPR’s paid press releases on behalf of climate activists will violate every basic tenant of journalism and instead be only be the approved messaging  of their paymasters.”

Bill Gates buys the media: ‘Pumps out tens of millions of dollars annually to pay for positive media’ – Morano’s The Great Reset book excerpt

By: Marc Morano – Climate DepotSeptember 17, 2022 8:21 AM with 0 comments

https://www.npr.org/about-npr/1122885448/announcing-the-npr-climate-desk

Announcing the NPR Climate Desk

Sept. 14, 2022; Washington, D.C. — Beginning October 1st NPR will launch a new climate desk that will harness the strengths of existing national and international coverage and build greater local coverage capacity across the network. …”Climate might be the most important story of our time and we need a dedicated team of journalists to cover it and work across desks in our newsroom and with our international bureaus,” said NPR’s SVP of News and Editorial Director Nancy Barnes. “The new climate desk will collaborate with Member stations to do ambitious work that builds on their deep local expertise.”

“No story touches as many people as climate change. Heat waves, mega-droughts and unprecedented floods are all becoming more intense and frequent. Climate related weather disasters are upending the way people live from China to California, from Pakistan to Florida. These extreme events have caused a global food crisis, the rise of new diseases and the displacement of millions of people,” added Kissack. “With the NPR newsroom and Member stations, we’ll strive to do stories that shape the national conversation on climate change.” …

NPR’s climate expansion has also been made possible by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, whose funding is helping NPR to add a new Climate Solutions reporter, as well as The Rockefeller Foundation, whose support will allow for more local and regional reporting on how climate change affects the most vulnerable populations.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chan_Zuckerberg_Initiative

Excerpt: The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is an organization established and owned by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan with an investment of 99 percent of the couple’s wealth from their Facebook shares over their lifetime.[1][2][3] The CZI is set up as a limited liability company (LLC) and is an example of philanthrocapitalism

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Bill Gates buys the media: ‘Pumps out tens of millions of dollars annually to pay for positive media’ – Morano’s The Great Reset book excerpt

The Great Reset book by Marc Morano: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pumps out tens of millions of dollars annually to pay for positive media. Media partnerships and sponsorships essentially buy slick public relations for Gates and his foundations. Gates influences coverage of global health and development issues as a “top 10 donor” to BBC’s Media Action organization. In the United Kingdom, he also funds The Guardian’s Global Development website. And Gates funds NPR’s global-health coverage.

Flashback: Paid press releases now officially the news: AP announces ‘largest single expansion’ of climate reporting ‘paid for through philanthropic grants’ of $8 million

Welcome to a new form of Checkbook Journalism. 

Morano: “The AP will now have zero ‘obligation to serve as watchdogs over public affairs and government’ and instead be approved messaging lapdogs to their paymasters. Will the AP ever offend their donors and looks critically at the UN IPCC climate panel? Or NASA? It’s a laughable thought.”

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Climate Depot analysis: 

“Objectivity, balance, neutrality, plurality, and bias are among the concepts used to evaluate news media programming,” noted a report from Professor Natalie Jomini Stroud, Ph.D. of The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation at the University of Texas at Austin.

In 2009, Climate Depot founder, Marc Morano, launched Climate Depot with this statement: “It is very hard to get accurate information on global warming and environmental issues. Much of what the media reports is simply a regurgitation of the rhetoric from partisan and ideologically driven environmental groups, foundations, and the United Nations, which are spinning data to promote a cause,” Morano said.

Morano added in 2009: “Sadly, many of today’s mainstream climate reporters would be better-suited writing newsletters for Al Gore than attempting to inform the public about the latest climate science developments.”

Fast forward to 2022. My comments in 2009 are even more prescient with AP’s announcement that they will be a pay-to-report news agency. The Associated Press will be tossing their journalistic ethics out the window.

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) issued its “Code of Ethics” for journalists. Let’s see how AP’s big announcement that big donors are going to drive their climate change news holds up to these ethical journalist codes.

Key excerpts from SPJ Code of Ethics:

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‘Mutually Beneficial’: Associated Press Expands Climate Reporting Funded By Left-Wing Activist Groups– The Hewlett Foundation has long supported leftist causes, including abortion provider Planned Parenthood and Defending Democracy Together, according to the Capital Research Center. The organization has also funded several climate groups and causes like the Sierra Club, Urban Environment Foundation and ClimateWorks Foundation. …

The Rockefeller Foundation is a “pillar of the liberal philanthropic establishment,” a report from InfluenceWatch, which tracks non-profit organizations, said. …

The Walton Family Foundation is an active donor to multiple environmental groups, including the Environmental Defense Fund, World Wildlife Fund, Natural Resources Defense Council and the Meridian Institute. The foundation also funded the New Venture Fund, which helps grow left-wing advocacy groups, according to InfluenceWatch. …

Lukas Walton, who chairs the foundation’s environment program committee, has a history of donating to Democrats, and he owns a major stake in First Solar, a large solar panel manufacturer.

AP Climate Army? Four Leftist Big Money Orgs Fund AP Eco-Journalists– Climate Depot founder Marc Morano put it best: “The AP will now have zero ‘obligation to serve as watchdogs over public affairs and government’ and instead be approved messaging lapdogs to their paymasters. Will the AP ever offend [its] donors and look critically at the UN IPCC climate panel? Or NASA? It’s a laughable thought.” The organizations that opted to exchange cash for influence included left-wing organizations like the William and Flora Hewlett FoundationThe Quadrivium FoundationThe Rockefeller Foundation and the Walton Family Foundation.

The Rockefeller Foundation has a sordid history of extremism. The Rockefeller Archive Center, a research center and grantmaking organization, documented the group’s funding of population control research in the past. Additionally, “Dean Rusk, who served as Rockefeller Foundation president in the 1950s, led an effort to dramatically expand federal population control funds when he served as Secretary of State in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations,” Influence Watch reported.

The Walton Family Foundation of Walmart fame also got in on the climate action. It awarded at least $64,597,090 in grants to the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). The EDF held a string of events in 2020 that exploited the Marxist Black Lives Matter protests and riots to rail how “[c]urrent demands for racial justice have put the spotlight on environmental racism.”

AP Announces Sweeping Climate Journalism Initiative – The Associated Press will significantly expand its climate coverage, creating a standalone desk and hiring about 20 journalists – The expansion is being supported by several philanthropic organizations, including the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Quadrivium and The Rockefeller Foundation. AP retains complete editorial control of all content.

Associated Press Announces That Billionaires Control The News – Tony Heller: The Associated Press has announced that their fraudulent reporting on energy and climate is funded by billionaires who want to control the energy supply. They call this power and money grab through massive fraud “philanthropy.”

AP Take The Climate Bribe! – Paul Homewood: Well at least they’re honest! The far left foundations listed have long been involved in funding disinformation campaigns in the US and Europe. What could be simpler than paying AP to print the propaganda they want? It is little wonder the industry’s financial outlook is bleak! Readers are leaving the legacy media in droves, fed up with the constant lies and fake news.

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Tom Halla
September 19, 2022 6:11 am

Los vendidos!

GeologyJim
Reply to  Tom Halla
September 19, 2022 12:15 pm

I fully realize it would require an honest Justice Department to go after them, but it seems quite evident that these mega-tax-exempt “philanthropies” are skating far over the line of what is (should be?) the definition of 501 c3 corporations.

The principal bases for tax-exempt corporations is that they are organized exclusively for tax-exempt purposes including “charitable, religious, educational, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition, and preventing cruelty to children or animals”. Oh, and they must not engage in political action or engage in activities for/against candidates for public office.

How does giving gobs of tax-exempt money to for-profit “information” corporations come anywhere near the “exempt purposes” listed above?

It does not. This is mass-scale money laundering.

And Lois Lerner (IRS) demonstrated that only conservative organizations get scrutinized for tax-exempt status – and declined

It’s time to remove ALL tax-exempt activities and abolish the self-serving corporations.

Genuine societal needs will still be supported by generous, charitable Americans, as they were long before the “temporary/emergency” tax code was created.

KcTaza I
Reply to  GeologyJim
September 19, 2022 3:32 pm

“…Oh, and they must not engage in political action or engage in activities for/against candidates for public office.”

Yeah, riiiight.

The Left’s own words. They just couldn’t keep themselves from bragging about what they did in 2020.

“…Dinesh D’Souza went to prison for giving a friend $20,000 for her campaign. Mark Zuckerberg dropped $350 million on progressive activists to jury-rig the vote gathering and tallying predominantly in heavily Democratic areas.
You want to see an example of what this led to? On Friday, Gateway Pundit released surveillance video from Detroit’s TCF Center, one of the mega-centers set up to tally votes. Watch a van registered to the city of Detroit pull up at 3:23 am and unload tens of thousands of ballots. An hour later, it returns to unload even more ballots. No ballots arriving after 8 pm were supposed to be counted. Michigan, of course, is where Biden had one of his overnight massive vote spikes.
The story was released on Friday. Twitter permanently suspended Gateway Pundit on Sunday. The conspiracy rolls on.
“They fended off voter-suppression lawsuits …”
Translation: Lawsuits that pushed for voter ID or for state voter registration rolls to be cleared of dead people, people who’d moved out of state, or otherwise ineligible voters. In other words, they blocked lawsuits that would protect the sacred American principle of one legal voter, one legal vote.

Reply to  Tom Halla
September 19, 2022 12:18 pm

Think about the sheer irony here: how long have we all be subjected to the mainstream media, including National Public Radio in the U.S., telling us they are independent journalists while they excoriate anyone who criticizes their reporting as “paid political shills of …”, well, whoever the enemy du jour is at the time. Simply say “CAGW is not settled science!” and the automatic reply is “Anyone saying that is a paid shill of Big Oil who won’t get their Exxon check if they say anything Exxon doesn’t approve of.”

Anyone care to guess what will happen to an NPR reporter who questions the CAGW orthodoxy of Zuckerberg or Facebook?

Richard Brown
September 19, 2022 6:12 am

Fakebook, already cracking down on any sort of man made climate change skepticism, will no doubt ramp up their efforts to rid their platform of everything they don’t like (apart from porn, gambling, extremism, etc).
Hitlers rise to power saw very similar controls regarding the media…..

Scissor
Reply to  Richard Brown
September 19, 2022 6:39 am

Slightly different tactics now but with similar end results. In order to protect you, they have to snuff you out.

Bryan A
Reply to  Scissor
September 19, 2022 7:56 am

Too bad you can’t drive their stock price into the dirt. They can’t fund with funds that don’t exist

HotScot
Reply to  Richard Brown
September 19, 2022 6:53 am

I’ve participated in WUWT for I guess about a decade now, if not more. I have never seen so many new participants than over the last two years.

Kicking people off FB and Twitter is likely driving people to sites like WUWT just to find some independent information, it would seem to me.

It could be argued that people are also being driven to climate alarmist sites however, why would they when they have FB/Twitter etc. to keep them warm at night, figuratively speaking of course. Alarmist sites do little more than regurgitate what the MSM spews anyway, so are of little interest to most people I would suggest.

Richard Brown
Reply to  HotScot
September 19, 2022 7:37 am

Twatter gave me a life time ban for continually posting inflamatory material. My actual crime…..posting links to scientific papers that questioned agw.

Reply to  Richard Brown
September 19, 2022 10:30 am

Which of course is prima facie evidence that you hate humanity, the planet and polar bears (and probably want to secretly date Greta Thunberg).

DonM
Reply to  Loran Blood
September 19, 2022 3:09 pm

that is just an icky thought … very icky

Reply to  HotScot
September 19, 2022 10:26 am

Yup. I’ve now been driven off FB for the sixth or seventh time in two years (nom de plume after nom de plume) for reasons that are never explained or made clear. The first time, my original account, was clearly (and I have a very good idea who was at the foundation of it) respecting the LGBTQ/trans subject now rife in America and throughout the West.

This time, they used a trick they had used before on me (“We detected suspicious activity on your account”) and now require me to go through a set of hoops to get back in to my account. This was the last time. Recent revelations about how snitches at FB are siphoning information to the FBI on people who express perspectives that are now perceived to make them “enemies of the people” have convinced me to take my entire name and said perspectives off of FB permanently (that I might not be flagged as a “terrorist” for disbelieving in DAGW/CAGW or other traditional progressive nostrums). I actually have an account on Twitter that’s been there for a number of years, but I’ve never bothered using it.

WUWT is one such oasis. I also have others (including my longstanding WordPress blog).

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Scissor
Reply to  Loran Blood
September 19, 2022 11:06 am

It might be that the world is simply going mad, or it could be that climate change is making for yuge extremes, e.g. prosthetic breasts.

https://www.blogto.com/city/2022/09/oakville-teacher-shocks-huge-prosthetic-breasts-shop-class/

joe x
Reply to  HotScot
September 19, 2022 2:00 pm

their are some real nut jobs on face book. some of the things they post about climate change are off the charts. they make griff sound like one of us…almost.

Old Man Winter
Reply to  Richard Brown
September 19, 2022 8:28 am

“Facebook has been spying on the private messages and data
of American users and reporting them to the FBI if they express
anti-government or anti-authority sentiments- or question the
2020 election- according to sources within the Dept of Justice.”

Minitru’s obsession-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMOGaugKpzs

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2022/09/15/connections-facebook-spies-on-private-messages-and-dhs-uses-private-chats-against-j6-detainees/

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Independent
Reply to  Old Man Winter
September 19, 2022 10:01 am

“Facistbook” has never been such an apt descriptor.

Reply to  Old Man Winter
September 19, 2022 10:31 am

Yup. The major reason I decided, after this most recent account lock, to have done with them.

KcTaza I
Reply to  Richard Brown
September 19, 2022 3:38 pm

Of course they are. FB is a shill for Biden, the Ds and the Left. You can bet good money that this is not the only time FB “cooperates” with the FBI and the Biden administration and does their bidding. The fact that the Gov. ordering a private company to censor facts it doesn’t like is illegal and Unconstitutional doesn’t matter, not to our current DOJ, FBI and White House, anyway.

The Colossal FALL of Mark Zuckerberg as FBI Collusion REVEALED!!! https://youtu.be/cZwd6vKH27E

Zucker blames FBI for censoring the Laptop from Hell.

Internal video from Project Veritas admits Facebook is eager to cooperate with the Biden administration to censor speech the administration doesn’t like. Zucker was eager to cooperate with the FBI and hide all info about Hunter’s laptop. Zucker admitted he was eager to collude with the FBI to interfere with the 2020 election and prevent Trump from winning…

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YEP. This is exactly what Hitler did.

“We’re not a socialist country, because the socialists believe in government ownership in the means of production, but the fascists believe that the government should have private ownership and the politicians should tell people how to run the businesses. So that’s the route we seem to be going.”


Thomas Sowell

lee
Reply to  Richard Brown
September 19, 2022 7:30 pm

Don’t forget their “Fact Checkers” offer “opinion” only.

AntonyIndia
Reply to  Richard Brown
September 21, 2022 12:45 am

The BBC became its Master’s Voice earlier. Why collect virtual garbage for occasional bribes when your can do the same honestly for a regular income on the back of a traditional garbage truck?

Michael in Dublin
September 19, 2022 6:46 am

As it is, journalists make outrageous claims in their articles that simply do not pass a close examination. When your job does not depend on getting climate matters right but simply pushing the narrative you get statements like I saw this morning:
“Decades ago, scientists concluded that fossil fuels were causing immense damage to the planet through climate change.” (Newstalk)

In simple English: over 20 years ago scientists were able to see extensive damage in our world that they were able to attribute directly to climate change. If it were so evident then, it should be even more apparent today 20 years later. Where is the evidence of this damage. I have not seen it in different countries where I have lived. Instead over this period the population of the world has increased by more than 26%, total food production has been soaring, deaths per million from natural disasters has fallen considerably, islands have not disappeared into the sea, average temperatures have barely moved up, areas promised perpetual drought have had a surprising amount of rain over a number of years.

These journalists are either living in an alternate reality or else simply prepared to write this garbage as long as they are well paid. The above report would support the latter.

Old Man Winter
Reply to  Michael in Dublin
September 19, 2022 7:41 am

Climate change extremism probably has created more refugees than
climate change itself. Our own Anthony Watts had to leave beautiful
northern California for Nevada because of outrageously high
electric costs, among other things!

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Reply to  Michael in Dublin
September 19, 2022 10:35 am

“…total food production has been soaring, deaths per million from natural disasters has fallen considerably…”

It looks, however, that with the combination of the destruction of modern energy generation, the mass banning of synthetic fertilizers (the major boon to mankind of the “first green revolution”), the abolishing of the internal combustion engine and petroleum-fueled vehicles and attempted electrification of the motor pools of entire nations, eventuating in the crushing of modern industry, including agricultural production, distribution and the price of food and virtually entire productive processes by the aforementioned drastic state-enforced energy poverty, these indicators may soon be going south.

A great many people need to sit down and think long and hard about what these policies and the ideological doctrines driving them portend.

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Mark Krebs
September 19, 2022 6:48 am

Not to be overlooked is the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ)
https://www.sej.org/

MarkW
September 19, 2022 7:44 am

You can bet that NPR’s paid press releases on behalf of climate activists will violate every basic tenant of journalism and instead be only be the approved messaging of their paymasters.”

As if that hasn’t been the case all along.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  MarkW
September 19, 2022 2:21 pm

Mainstream journalism is just the Propaganda Wing of the Democrat Party.

The Truth is not in them.

tgasloli
September 19, 2022 7:46 am

NPR has not “practiced journalism” on any topic in decades. All propaganda all the time, and they do so voluntarily, not under coercion.

MarkW
Reply to  tgasloli
September 19, 2022 10:21 am

National Propaganda Radio

Pat from Kerbob
Reply to  MarkW
September 19, 2022 11:29 am

Noxious Propaganda Radio

MarkW
Reply to  Pat from Kerbob
September 19, 2022 12:33 pm

Noxious Propaganda Rants

Yirgach
Reply to  tgasloli
September 19, 2022 11:58 am

They are NOT voluntary, they get paid very well to report as fact any propaganda which is placed in front of them to read. If they did not, they would not get paid.
That is coercion as far as I’m concerned.

Frank from NoVA
September 19, 2022 7:46 am

‘Climate Solutions’, yet another jewel in NPR’s programming, along with ‘Morning Sedition’ and ‘Marxist’s Place’.

Brad-DXT
Reply to  Frank from NoVA
September 19, 2022 8:38 am

Let’s not forget the “Evening Hate”

John Garrett
September 19, 2022 8:03 am

Memorandum to NPR:

https://www.npr.org/about-npr/1122885448/announcing-the-npr-climate-desk  

So NPR (finally) admits publicly that it is a creator and distributor of propaganda and misinformation.

My two questions are: 
(1) Will every NPR report dealing with climate disclose that NPR is compromised as an honest, unbiased, non-partisan source?

(2) Will every NPR story dealing with climate disclose that NPR has accepted bribes in return for creating and distributing climate propaganda and misinformation?

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Not Chicken Little
September 19, 2022 8:33 am

NPR: We already make the suckers pay for their own indoctrination. How would you guys in social media like a piece of that action?

markl
September 19, 2022 8:54 am

What makes these social media owners and other elites become useful idiots for the Marxists? Are they being promised a place at the table when the revolution succeeds and do they think they’ll be allowed to take it? Do they actually believe in a Marxist utopia after everyone of them gained their stature through Capitalism? These aren’t ignorant people without knowledge of history. What’s in it for them?

Old Man Winter
Reply to  markl
September 19, 2022 10:29 am

Solzhenitsyn- “To do evil, a human being must first of all
believe that what he’s doing is good.”

Gates & Zucker made their $$$ by getting & keeping monopolies
so Marxism’s monopolistic power & control may appeal to their
egos, with making the world a better place being the justification
used for their actions. With two groups- China & Islamoterrorists-
probably having “seats at the table”, the downsides you mentioned
are real & would definitely make me think twice about doing what
they’re doing as “there’s no honor among thieves”.

fretslider
September 19, 2022 9:08 am

Everything the media puts out isn’t just news, it’s the heartbreaker human story; emotional

[How is it possible for you to be so easily tricked by something so simple as a story, because you are tricked? Well, it all comes down to one core thing and that is emotional investment. The more emotionally invested you are in anything in your life, the less critical and the less objectively observant you become.”] — David JP Phillips, We Don’t Have Time board of directors, “The Magical Science of Storytelling”

When people are less objective it’s easier to ram home the narrative.

“”No story touches as many people as climate change….””

See what I mean!

Old Man Winter
Reply to  fretslider
September 19, 2022 10:34 am
ResourceGuy
September 19, 2022 9:19 am

Facebook can silence the critics at the same time. They have experience at it while labeling it “fact checking”.

n.n
September 19, 2022 9:20 am

The Green blight.

2hotel9
September 19, 2022 9:22 am

So, now US taxpayers don’t have to pay for national propaganda radio anymore?

Independent
Reply to  2hotel9
September 19, 2022 10:02 am

Hahaha, good one. If only we had a real opposition party that would ruthlessly destroy government funding for garbage like NPR and PBS.

2hotel9
Reply to  Independent
September 19, 2022 10:37 am

Hope we are not back to having to sarc tag things again. That was a pain to remember all the time. 🤣

TonyG
Reply to  2hotel9
September 19, 2022 1:07 pm

My sarc tag is “TonyG”

David Anderson
September 19, 2022 9:23 am

When Trump enters the Oval Office again can we PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
defund People’s Broadcasting?


Garboard
September 19, 2022 9:37 am

Maurice strong is smiling from his grave . The man who knew the only way to change world opinion was by starting and funding dozens of “grassroots “ organizations worldwide to spread his message ( propaganda ) of global environmental crisis designed to lead to world governance . He didn’t even bother to try hide his goals or ambition . Through the UN and the billions he directed from there and through oligarchs like his partner Ted turner and his Rockefeller buddies The organizations that have become the force behind the global warming story were all started and funded by Maurice strong . The man who was caught taking a million dollar bribe simply moved to China but is still widely revered for his “ environmentalism “ . His influence from beyond the grave now controls most of the worlds news media . Only the failure of environmental apocalypse As the years go by can derail the propaganda juggernaut he created . Smart man

ResourceGuy
September 19, 2022 9:41 am

Facebook needs to buy friends before more testimony on Capitol hill.

George Daddis
September 19, 2022 9:51 am

“Climate related Weather disasters are upending the way people live from China to California, from Pakistan to Florida. “
As amended, that sentence is true and always has been true.

When you bury the point you are trying to get across as a premise of your statement that’s the logical fallacy of “Begging the Question”.

“..we’ll strive to do stories that shape the national conversation..” 

Edward Bernays would be proud. The term he invented for that process is called “propaganda”. (When he saw it misused by a totalitarian government he came up with a new term – “Public Relations”.)

Oldseadog
September 19, 2022 10:16 am

I had never heard of NPR and had to look it up.
National Public Radio.
National?
Public?
Aye, right.

Independent
Reply to  Oldseadog
September 20, 2022 6:18 am

It’s a misnomer. CPR (Communist Propaganda Radio) would be more accurate, although that acronym is already taken 😉

Speed
September 19, 2022 12:58 pm

The money has to come from somewhere. Every meaningful (size) source will have a point of view and every recipient will always know or should always know what that point of view is.

No matter how many promises are made, and bibles are sworn, the donor will at some point be tempted to intervene and the recipient will be tempted to color their output.

Consumer: We have the internet. Spend some getting news and information from many sources — even those with which you disagree. Especially those with which you disagree.

September 19, 2022 3:42 pm

Andrea Kissak is head of NPR’s “Science Desk. Her qualifications are a “B.A. in Broadcasting and Political Science from CSU Long Beach and an M.A. in Telecommunications Management from Ohio University.”

Not a drop of science in her past. Thoroughly unable to judge the veracity or reliability of any scientiness blather that crosses her desk.

She does apparently have a talent for “powerful storytelling,” which should uniquely qualify her to report on the pseudoscience that is AGW climatology.

Neela Banerjee is the Deputy Climate editor of NPR’s Science Desk and reports to Addrea Kissak. Ms. Banerjee has a 4-year degree from Yale, but seems very modest about revealing the discipline. One may wonder if it’s well away from any hint of actual science.

What sort of professional ethics allows one to report from a condition of being unqualified? These days, once hallowed journalistic standards are honored in the breach.

Pflashgordon
September 19, 2022 3:43 pm

Hilariously ironic. Leftist regressives race to label everything “Russian disinformation” while they themselves are died-in-the-wool propagandists…on practically every topic. They’d lie about what they ate for breakfast if they believed it would help their cause.

observa
September 19, 2022 5:47 pm

The media is full of morons promoting crazy people and their ideas-
Gender ideology has broken the media and their so-called ‘experts’ (msn.com)
For increasing numbers of these pathologically disturbed restless people it’s all about struggle that’s degenerated into a revolution against sanity and rational thought. Most of us just shrug them off as fruitcakes and carry on with what we know works until they begin grooming our children with their nonsense.

Bob
September 19, 2022 8:33 pm

With that kind of support coming from outside sources I see absolutely no reason for any public support for NPR. Matter of fact I see a huge refund in the future. Liars and cheats of the highest order, they put the mob to shame.

Gerry, England
September 22, 2022 4:22 am

philanthrocapitalism

No, philanthroFascism more like. Watching Project Nazi just last night the difference between communism and fascism was made clear by the statement that German factories remained owned by private people, and not nationalised as in the Soviet Union.

On the subject of philanthropy and how it is now a force for evil, I was reading a book about a village on the south coast of England. In just this small village, there were numerous occasions that a person bought some land and paid to build a school, a hospital, a convalescent home etc. Since the rise of socialism and the nanny state, all of this has gone and we are left poorer because of it.

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