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Right sees red over “green” correspondent—Simran Sethi on NBC

I always love a good laugh in the morning, and the comments section, and the overall post, of Mark Finkelstein on his blog Newsbusters (exposing and combating liberal media bias – now there’s a laugh right there) is well worth the read.

He, and his fellow travelers, bash those amongst us who have the temerity to believe that, yes, the world is warming, and yes, we have something to do with it, and about it.

In particular, they railed against NBC and its seven-day effort to go green called, oddly enough, GREEN WEEK. Wow, the writer’s strike must have hit early at Rockefeller Plaza. They’ve turned over a microphone to Simran Sethi, author with Elizabeth Henderson of Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy, a book that shows how businesses can do right for their workers, the enviornment, and the bottom line, and a former host of TreeHuggerTV.

Finkelstein seemed to take pleasure in noting that Simran mentioned that it might behoove people who care about green issues to, well, vote those interests and hold politicians accountable. Egad! You mean the media arguing that people actually play their role in this democracy—reminding them they have a role to play? (We are still in a democracy, right?)

Simran’s bio, according to Finkelstein, is textbook example of a left-wing activist. Examples of this left-wing activism? She reports on issues of “social justice,” had a show on PBS (Ethical Markets), hosts a regular enviro podcast on TreeHugger.com (now owned by The Discovery Channel), hosted a forum with Al Gore on MSN.com, and has an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and a BA in Sociology and Women’s Studies from Smith College.

Hmm … sounds like to me they fear a smart, articulate, and accomplished woman who just might be able to poke holes in their Flat Earth Society junk science that they keep pushing through “skeptical” environmentalists and failed economic models that leave disaster in its wake.


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