More Greenwashing by Murdoch’s Anti-Green, Anti-Humanity Newscorp
So I received a lengthy email from the PR wizards at Fox. The subject line, “FOX GOES GREEN FOR RED CARPET ARRIVALS — Press Release and Photos.” Apparently they believe all caps makes their greenwashing more compelling. #FAIL.
I wrote far-too-favorably once about the “greening” of Fox in March 2009, giving Murdoch the benefit of the doubt because he spoke accurately about the science back in 2007 — see Jack Bauer becomes first-ever carbon-neutral torturer as Rupert Murdoch says “Climate change poses clear, catastrophic threats.” But it was all BS.
As the saying goes, fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me over and over again, shame on the right-wing media
A company can’t be said to go green if it’s the leading purveyor of anti-science, anti-clean-energy disinformation around the world — see “Foxgate: Leaked email reveals Fox News boss Bill Sammon ordered staff to cast doubt on climate science” and “Murdoch’s NY Post Fabricates Statistic to Vilify Green Jobs” and “How Murdoch’s Times of London and Fox News Coordinate Their Deceitful Reporting on Climate Change.”
Rolling Stone was correct when they labeled Murdoch last year, one of the “The Climate Killers: 17 polluters and deniers who are derailing efforts to curb the climate catastrophe.”
The email I was sent had this absurd logo Fox has been using:
The point, of course, is that they don’t mean it. Climate Progress readers know that I am all in favor of individual and corporate action — indeed I spent over 10 years working with companies to help them adopt greenhouse gas targets and clean energy. The Climate Savers program I helped World Wildlife Fund launch reduced CO2 emissions “by over 50 million tons by the end of 2010″ — businesses from IBM and Johnson & Johnson to LaFarge and Sony.
But all the individual corporate action in the world can’t make up for the lack of serious climate and clean energy legislation in this country, which Rupert Murdoch’s media empire has done more than any other to squash, indeed to make politically untenable for an entire political party in this country. It is immoral and inexcusable and couldn’t be justified by the purchase of even a million solar panels.
And it’s sad, too, because Fox is doing some pretty interesting things to green itself. Here is the whole email I was sent: