On his TV show Glenn Beck briefly highlighted the hassle that environmental journalist Phelim McAleer encountered when he dared to challenge Al Gore during a speech.
The speech in Madison, Wisconsin was sponsored by the Society of Environmental Journalists. Amazingly, these alleged journalists closed ranks and shut McAleer down for daring to challenge the many false and inaccurate statements in Gore’s propaganda film, An Inconvenient Truth.
McAleer asked Gore, who stands to make mountains of money if the carbon emission controls he supports are made into law, if he plans to address the mistakes in the movie. McAleer said:
A judge in the British high court after a lengthy hearing found there were nine significant errors. This has been shown to children. Do you accept those findings and have you done anything to correct those errors?
From Gore’s deer-in-the-headlights look and stammering response, you can see why the former U.S. vice president doesn’t like answering questions about his wacky climate change theories.
After organizers cut McAleer’s microphone they confronted him in the hallway. Said McAleer:
At the Society for [sic] Environmental Journalists the reaction of the journalists, the actions of Andrew Revkin of the New York Times, and the action of the journalists was to shut down the journalist and protect the politician.
McAleer says journalists are too often cheerleaders for environmentalists.
What I would like of environmental journalists like myself is, that you treat Big Environment the same way as you treat Big Politics and Big Government and Big Business. Treat Big Environment the way you treat Big Business. Where does the money come from? Who’s channeling it? Is that reported [unintelligible]? And where is the independent verification of those claims? But they don’t. If an environmentalist organization says something it’s accepted as gospel.