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Al Gore, in this Guardian interview I linked to over in “Planet Gore” brags about how the network he helped start, Current TV, has no financial sponsorship by coal, oil or natural gas interests:

 

On media and climate silence

Every single news programme in the United States on television with one exception – Current TV [which was founded by Gore] does not accept their money – but every other network, all of the commentary programmes and news programmes, are sponsored generously by the coal, oil and gas companies. And every viewer who is interested in the political dialogue or the workings of democracy is bathed in a constant shower of misleading propaganda …

Now there are other factors at work. There is the natural tendency that all of us are vulnerable to, to deny unpleasant realities and to look for any excuse to push them away and resolve to think about them another day long in the future. That tendency is compounded by the realisation that the solutions to the climate crisis will require taking some steps which, while ultimately good for us in every way, are nevertheless discomfiting in the sense that some patterns have to change. We can’t continue putting 90m tonnes of global warming pollution into the atmosphere of the planet every 24 hours. It’s self destructive. It’s insane and yet when something is so powerful and so common it’s difficult to contemplate changing it.

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