Target of global warming agitprop unconcerned, amused

Only a handful of people showed up to a screening of Greedy Lying Bastards—Craig Rosebraugh’s documentary that aims to expose the global warming denialist-industrial complex—at an Alexandria, Va., theater on Saturday. And none of them seemed to notice one of the documentary’s star villains seated in the audience.

Myron Ebell is the director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) and one of the 15 bad guys Rosebraugh’s film attempts to skewer. In Bastards, clips of Ebell questioning anthropogenic (human-caused) global warming on Fox News are alternated with images of home-ravaging floods.

I was curious to see Ebell’s reaction to a movie the New York Times raved was a “blunt instrument in the climate war” and the Seattle Times called “a blistering attack on politicians, propagandists, dissemblers and other climate-change deniers.”

Bastards is premised on an ambitious conspiracy theory that has been spun so often it’s become a cliché: Exxon Mobil and Koch Industries, which Rosebraugh absurdly calls “the biggest company you’ve never heard of,” are deploying paid shills including think tankers and politicians to obstruct solutions to and deceive the public about climate change.

But, after laying the groundwork, the film has trouble delivering.

Read more at The Washington Free Beacon. By Alana Goodman.

Comments

  1. dcartmill says:

    It is such a mote point …That to argue with the global warming (rapidly diminishing ) crowd ,reminds me of an old quote : "Beware of argueing with idiots lest the bystanders become confused as to who is the idiot"

  2. I have come to the conclusion that we all have a little blame global warming and its consequences and guilt even more politicians who do not slow down.
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