Dan Gainor

Journalists usually love to investigate funding. They point out the funding for conservative groups all the time. Last summer, a left-wing front group called The Union of Concerned Scientists complained that groups opposed to Gore received funding. NBC’s Anne Thompson told viewers “interest groups fueled by powerful companies” had funded “denier groups.”

When opponents of the Gorean global view gathered in New York, The Washington Post’s Juliet Eilperin said the sponsoring Heartland Institute was “funded by energy and health-care corporations.”

Following the conference, ABC’s Dan Harris did a hit piece on Dr. Fred Singer, whom he called part of the “denial machine.” Harris claimed Singer was trying to create a “mirage of a scientific debate” in the face of “broad scientific understanding.” The report went on. “Kert Davies, an environmental activist says Singer is connected to a whole web of organizations, many funded by oil and coal companies, that have spent millions trying to convince the public there's a real scientific debate about global warming,” explained Harris.

So “millions” on that side are an issue, but nearly $300 million for “We” is not.

Journalists simply ignore hypocrisy when it serves their purposes. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Gore will target his $300 million bullying campaign “through American pop culture, from ‘American Idol’ and ‘The Biggest Loser’ on through ‘The Daily Show’ and ‘The 700 Club.’”

The cost of just one global warming bill in Congress is in the trillions of dollars. There’s no question where that kind of funding comes from – my wallet and yours. Imagine what a Gore consensus could do to the U.S. economy. Let’s just hope Gore continues his track record and remains “The Biggest Loser.”


Dan Gainor

Dan Gainor is The Boone Pickens Free Market Fellow and director of the Media Research Center’s Business & Media Institute.