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May 23, 2006

An Inconvenient Truth: ExxonMobil has paid crickets comparing Al Gore to Nazis

exxonmobil-financed-film-crickets.jpgIn the pitched battle that's already in full fray to misrepresent the climate-crisis doc, An Inconvenient Truth, premiering in NY and LA on Wednesday, and to slam potential 2008 Presidential candidate Al Gore, Think Progress headlines "Exxon-Backed Pundit Compares Gore To Nazi Propagandist," and provides a video link to the offended party's ever-so-quotable iinsights. gore-i-t-2307.jpg"Sterling Burnett is a senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis, an organization that has received over $390,000 from ExxonMobil since 1998... On Fox, Burnett compared [Gore’s] movie... to watching a movie by Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels to learn about Nazi Germany... "That’s the problem. If I thought Al Gore’s movie was as you like to say, fair and balanced, I’d say, everyone should go see it. But why go see propaganda? You don’t go see Joseph Goebbels’ films to see the truth about Nazi Germany. You don’t go see Al Gore’s films to see the truth about global warming," Mr. Burnett asserts. "Burnett recently wrote an editorial defending former Exxon CEO Lee Raymond’s lavish compensation (which amounted to $190,000 a day in 2005). He failed to mention his financial connection to the company." If ColPix's notorious apocrypha-cricket David Manning had turned out to be a real quote whore, wouldn't he file a class action suit for alll shills-cum-experts to so well-remunerated? [Trailer.]

Posted by Ray Pride at May 23, 2006 07:07 PM

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I think Mr. Burnett should shut up and lose some weight.

Posted by: han [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 23, 2006 05:37 PM

...and do something with his balding head.

Posted by: han [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 23, 2006 05:37 PM

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