Rupert Murdoch and FoxNews going carbon neutral

source: EnvironmentalChemistry.com
Rupert Murdoch, the media mogul at the helm of News Corporation, whose conservative leaning newspapers and Fox News channel have long sided with climate change skeptics, has announced that he and News Corp. are going carbon neutral by 2010. In addition, Murdoch plans to use his media empire to encourage readers and viewers to do the same.

One wonders if M, who appears to be blind to the Fox News sque, and believes that "fair and balanced" means what it says, will now change his tune on global warming ... or not ... oh my, o my ... where will he turn now for his coverage ... o, i know ... he'll go to CNN's Glen Beck show.

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Comments


Seth says
M 2007-05-17 08:46:08 7275
Big media = big money = big mouth! 
So who's the big media, big money, big mouth .... certainly you don't mean Rupert's no spin zone FoxNews channel do you? .... or maybe it's only "not squed" when its in agreement with your own sque ... huh?

Mark de LA says
I already blogged my comments on this one on May 10. Unfortunately the Drudge headlines wouldn't work in fbi & I had to make it private. For your further enjoyment I display them below:

THE NEW GREEN: Murdoch sets emissions goal...    Let's see how long this lasts. Nice idea, but carbon offsets change nothing. Big media = big money = big mouth!  Mandating carbon neutral changes nothing.

Mark de LA says
seth 2007-05-17 08:56:21 7275
M 2007-05-17 08:46:08 7275
Big media = big money = big mouth! 
So who's the big media, big money, big mouth .... certainly you don't mean Rupert's no spin zone FoxNews channel do you? .... or maybe it's only "not squed" when its in agreement with your own sque ... huh?
Strangely enough Murdoch's political views may not agree with what you think FoxNews is.
source: ...

Media website kaputa cites Richard Stott's criticism of Bruce Page's depiction of Murdoch, who he said "is shown to be manipulative, devious, bullying, ruthless and unscrupulous. But that just makes him a newspaper proprietor. What makes him special is that he isn't interested in the usual playthings of newspaper owners such as Beaverbrook, Northcliffe and William Randolph Hearst, namely political power for mischievous personal ends. For him it is the currency to secure a bigger and better deal or to consolidate current ones." [6]


... I suspect he is a capitalist first & a libertarian second! Read the article when you learn to spell.


Seth says
So do you think Murdoch's carbon neutral campaign on Fox will affect your perceptions of the issue?

Btw, you should learn to practice a bit of creative mispelling too in the age of Google ... things are not always as they appear to you.

Mark de LA says
seth 2007-05-17 09:28:47 7275
So do you think Murdoch's carbon neutral campaign on Fox will affect your perceptions of the issue?

Btw, you should learn to practice a bit of creative mispelling too in the age of Google ... things are not always as they appear to you.
Nope!  Carbon neutrality just means that someone else has to solve the really big problems like getting power without burning something or polluting.  It is like conservation, good idea but unfortunately the population keeps growing & all the conservation in the world will not change the increasing needs. You can't conserve your way out of it.
Nice going on your attempts to coin sht.

Mark de LA says
Deluding yourself that you are doing something by declaring carbon neutrality is next to doing nothing; just a delusion! Conservation is another example of a delusion that just kicks the can a little farther down the road.

Mark de LA says
Invest in beach front property instead!


Seth says
source: M above
Carbon neutrality just means that someone else has to solve the really big problems like getting power without burning something or polluting.  It is like conservation, good idea but unfortunately the population keeps growing & all the conservation in the world will not change the increasing needs. You can't conserve your way out of it.

Acknowledging that solving this problem will take a cooperative group effort is not shirking one's individual responsibility, and being carbon neutral does not imply that one is trying to conserve one's way out of the problem.

Do you ever get the feeling that your thinking is on a iron track heading for a train wreck?


Seth says
M 2007-05-17 10:13:00 7275
Deluding yourself that you are doing something by declaring carbon neutrality is next to doing nothing; just a delusion! Conservation is another example of a delusion that just kicks the can a little farther down the road.
M, i really do not think that you understand carbon trading at all ... nothing you say belays any comprehension of what it means.  The point is to make a free market where what is important bears a real cost in the marketplace ... so that the real cost is what people end up paying for.  If we want to preserve our current way of life, one way is to alter our economy such that the cost of the change is shouldered by those creating the problem.  Try to think just a bit out of the usual rhetorical propoganda box ... or not ... i guess rwg is fun for you ... huh?  Now i'm not saying that i truly understand the economics and physical dynamics of the situation either ... but one thing i do know is that lobbing rhetorical propoganda back and forth is a waste of time. Murdoch has been supporting global warming skepticism on his FoxNews channel ... now apparently he sees that it is to his best interest to switch to supporting carbon neutrality ... it doesn't really matter to him whether golbal warming is real or not ... any way you hack it he will make money by supporting it

Seth says
source: M above
[insults without merit almost ignored]
What is confusing & not so good is when such people think their opinions matter any more than the rest of ours do. They don't to me.
You should read "The Tipping Point" if you think what celebrerty opinions do not matter more than the hoy paloy ... like you and me.   Maybe you meant to say that you don't want them to matter more.

Mark de LA says
seth 2007-05-17 10:32:16 7275
M 2007-05-17 10:13:00 7275
Deluding yourself that you are doing something by declaring carbon neutrality is next to doing nothing; just a delusion! Conservation is another example of a delusion that just kicks the can a little farther down the road.
M, i really do not think that you understand carbon trading at all ... nothing you say belays any comprehension of what it means.  The point is to make a free market where what is important bears a real cost in the marketplace ... so that the real cost is what people end up paying for.  If we want to preserve our current way of life, one way is to alter our economy such that the cost of the change is shouldered by those creating the problem.  Try to think just a bit out of the usual rhetorical propoganda box ... or not ... i guess rwg is fun for you ... huh?  Now i'm not saying that i truly understand the economics and physical dynamics of the situation either ... but one thing i do know is that lobbing rhetorical propoganda back and forth is a waste of time. Murdoch has been supporting global warming skepticism on his FoxNews channel ... now apparently he sees that it is to his best interest to switch to supporting carbon neutrality ... it doesn't really matter to him whether golbal warming is real or not ... any way you hack it he will make money by supporting it
You seem to be using a lot of words but apparently content free; your miss matching notwithstanding. It's your node, I don't care whether it emulates the group funnypages or not. Murdoch is a capitalist - that's good up to a point. Movie & Rock stars are also good up to a point.  What is confusing & not so good is when such people think their opinions matter any more than the rest of ours do. They don't to me.

Mark de LA says
seth 2007-05-17 13:27:12 7275
source: M above
[insults without merit almost ignored]
What is confusing & not so good is when such people think their opinions matter any more than the rest of ours do. They don't to me.
You should read "The Tipping Point" if you think what celebrerty opinions do not matter more than the hoy paloy ... like you and me.   Maybe you meant to say that you don't want them to matter more.
NO, I am just saying they don't matter to me.  The group UnhackTheBrain attempts to shed light on those who are hypnotized by M$M spin & celebrity infatuation.  Science is not consensus. Science is not celebrity endorsement. Science is not fear of the unknown. Science is not a cabbage either! Those who want to know what is really happening should be able to distinguish science from the rest of these things.


Mark de LA says
This illustrates one of the problems that the greens caused by throttling the building of gasoline refineries.  Will we be able to conserve our way out of this?  Will carbon credits do anything about this problem?  Will a new source of energy be found because of this?  Or, will we return to the Carter days of long gas lines & still higher prices ?


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