To hear Sun News tell it- a bunch of whiny, rich white kids were marching in New York City. Meanwhile, Leonardo DiCaprio was named a “UN Messenger of Peace. And, a coal executive has to reach out to former CIA agents for help…but have no fear if you’re former IRS political targeter-in-chief Lois Lerner…
Politico’s Morning Energy: COAL CHIEF SAYS HE HIRED EX-CIA AGENCTS FOR PROTECTION FROM ADMINISTRATION
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports: “Robert Murray, CEO of Ohio-based Murray Energy, said at a Pittsburgh coal conference today that the Obama administration has pushed back against his efforts to stop environmental regulations to such an extent that the coal executive has felt compelled to hire former CIA operatives for protection. ‘They’re trying to silence me, but I won’t be silenced,’ Mr. Murray said. … ‘They use the power of the government to silence me, but that won’t happen.’ He likened President Barack Obama’s White House to the Gestapo and the SS during Nazi Germany with regard to its treatment of Mr. Murray’s vocal opposition.” PPG: http://bit.ly/1uS4CI4
Sun News Network of Canada: Rich kids rally in NYC (h/t a listener in Helena, MT)
Washington Examiner- Media hype: Networks all in to push ‘Climate March’
The TV networks were clearly showing their green this weekend, giving the “People’s Climate March” in New York nearly five times the coverage of the biggest annual march in Washington, the anti-abortion “March for Life.”
The Business and Media Institute found that the Big Three gave the socialist event four-and-a-half times more airtime than the January March for Life.
The Daily Signal- Memo to Leonardo DiCaprio: Climate Change ‘Reforms’ Would Hurt People
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recently designated actor Leonardo DiCaprio as a “U.N. Messenger of Peace” for climate change, touting him as a “credible voice in the environmental movement.”
The truth is the dire predictions that were once made by climate change alarmists haven’t come to fruition. Data simply does not show that the climate has been getting warmer, wetter or wilder at the accelerating pace some predicted it would. All the climate summits in the world and all the marches and rallies may ironically increase the collective carbon footprint, but they won’t change reality.
Where is the indignation from Hollywood over the harm these policies and others like them inflict on people who struggle simply to afford electricity and other sources of needed energy? Increased economic activity is one of the ways to improve quality of life for people in America and across the globe, but there will be less access to jobs, hospitals, schools and businesses if excessive carbon emissions regulations and other such schemes are enacted.
While the government goes after coal company executives, forcing them to seek out former CIA officers for security…government IRS agents who target their citizens can apparently get off the hook without any retribution- not even from the media.
Politico obviously had no problem finding Lois Lerner for an exclusive interview that it published on Monday. So why can’t the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, Ronald C. Machen, Jr., find Lois Lerner so that a federal grand jury can interview her? Perhaps the Obama administration doesn’t want Lerner answering any real questions about what happened at the IRS when it was targeting conservative organizations.
While Lois Lerner gave a lengthy interview to Politico in the presence of her legal defense team, including her husband, who is also a lawyer and a partner at a major law firm, she didn’t answer a single substantive question about the IRS’s actions. In fact, Rachael Bade, the Politico reporter, admits that Lerner “studiously avoided answering fundamental questions about her role in the IRS scandal.”