Pity the poor neocons, they can’t quite grasp that there is a difference between lobbyists and journalists. ‘Freedom of the press’ is a concept that apparently eludes them completely. I mean, they claim to want to make Iraq free but then blow up news sites that disagree with them. Now they’re pretending lobbyists are journalists.
Chris Horner is counsel at the right-wing Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), which has received more than $1.3 million in funding from oil giant ExxonMobil. Horner "is also part of the Cooler Heads Coalition, "a group set up "to dispel the myth of global warming."
But when Horner attended last week’s U.N. Climate Change conference, he appeared not as a lobbyist, but as a journalist.
Horner is not a journalist. He has published just a single op-ed in the Washington Times since 2003, and has never written a hard news article for the paper, according to a database search.
But he is quite experienced at underhanded tactics. He drew up plans, funded by ExxonMobil, to destroy Europe’s support for the Kyoto treaty on climate change. The plan hoped to emulate the White Houses’s "success" in stalling progress on climate change.
In a silly attempt at truth-twisting and Orwellian propaganda.
Horner promoted the Bush administration position, suggesting the U.S. position be portrayed as leading a "new consensus."
Really?. Well, since the US was humiliated at the conference, it appears the rest of the planet sees the US position as contemptible, since the ‘consensus’ was reached by precisely one nation, the United States.
I wonder, do these bozos actually believe what they say? Or maybe they’ve spun so much deceit they no longer know what’s true? As the old adage states, the fall of a con man happens when they start believing their own bullshit.