CNN Helps Perpetuate Nonsense
by Jerry Gilio
July 17, 2007

I came across an article on named "Chatting with America's gas price survey maven" by Taylor Gandossy. This is an interview with Trilby Lundberg, publisher of the Lundberg Survey.

At the end of the interview, Lundberg states:

I think that there has been friendly as well as unfriendly brainwashing taking place. And when I say friendly and unfriendly, I'm talking about decades of extremist views that have now achieved mainstream acceptance. And the No. 1 item among those affecting current oil politics in Washington is the boogeyman, also known as global warming.

I don't accept it as established fact, nor do I accept that it would be caused by petroleum consumption, nor do I accept that the human species should not affect its environment.

I was amazed that CNN would lend credibility to such water head nonsense. Global warming is a "boogeyman"? Is that because pixies are drinking up our car exhausts, making the world squeaky clean?

Not one peer-reviewed scientific study exists to support Lundberg's moronic statement. Even George W. Bush, not exactly "Mr. Science", has admitted that global warming is real. Lundberg's trite comment flies in the face of the conclusions contained in "Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis" from the IPCC. This report was the work of hundreds of scientists from around the world, not a "survey maven".

So, I wondered, why would CNN waste space on Lundberg's willfully ignorant fantasy instead of reporting scientific reality?

Then I saw the British Petroleum ad banner at the top of the page and it all became clear.

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