Skip to comments.NBC's Green Fraud
Posted on 11/10/2007 8:23:32 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
'WE have turned out the lights in the studio," NBC's Bob Costas told viewers of Sunday's Dallas Cowboys-Philadelphia Eagles game, "to kick off a week that will include more than 150 hours of programming designed to raise awareness about environmental issues." Discerning viewers with eyes keen enough to pierce the sanctimonious glare of Costas' candlelit silhouette may have noticed that the stadium's klieg lights still shone brightly. On a typical game day, a large football stadium burns about 65,000 kilowatt hours of electricity and 35,000 cubic feet of natural gas. The cars driving to the game spew about 200 metric tons of CO2 (and that assumes nobody's driving SUVs or RVs, which is like assuming tailgaters are eating only sushi). There's also the electricity used to broadcast the game and to watch it. But thank goodness Costas turned off the studio lights for a minute or two.
NBC's "Green Week" continued apace: Morbidly obese contestants on "The Biggest Loser" lugged piles of recyclable cans up ramps and into enormous collection bins. Of course, the cans were delivered to the stunt by diesel truck. So a lot of energy - and sweat! - that could have been used toward fermenting homebrew tofu (or whatever energy is supposed to be used for) was wasted on viewer schadenfreude.
The winners of the challenge each received a hybrid SUV. Alas, one of the winners didn't own a car to begin with, so the net result was one more car on the road and a little more CO2 in the air.
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It is amazing to me how much self-righteousness these guys can work up over stunts that at best do nothing positive, and quite often are a net negative for the environment.
NBC’s green campaign during the Sunday night football game has motivated me: I’m going to save energy by not watching NBC anymore.
Liberals ALWAYS need a self created CRISIS:
“You do know that the parent company of NBC is General Electric, right? You do know that for GE, green is first and foremost the color of money, right? As Tim Carney explains in vivid detail in his wonderful book, “The Big Ripoff,” GE’s “ecomagination” campaign is simultaneously a way to brand itself as a “progressive” company and a means of shaking the money tree - the most sustainable planting of them all - growing in Congress’ backyard.”
The best little gem of the entire week.....
The Rockefeller Christmas tree arrived this week. The hypocrites on the Today show lamented that “to save energy” the tree was cut by hand saws instead of chainsaws wasting all that horrific gasoline......but it was shipped into NY on a flatbed semi truck...
As long as they feel “good” about it is all that matters....
During the game Sunday night, we saw a lot of Blue!!!!!!
When the global company launched the ecomagination campaign, guess where it held the launch party? Its D.C. lobbying office, of course.
While sipping wine made at a solar-powered winery, GE chief Jeffrey Immelt proclaimed, “Industry cannot solve the problems of the world alone. We need to work in concert with government.”
Translation: The King Kong of the corporate world needs tax breaks, subsidies and favorable regulations to make green technology profitable. Indeed, GE has nearly cornered the market on the solar panels necessary to implement Kyoto-style reforms. Global-warming hysteria is good for its bottom line.
Liberals and environmentalists love to whine about special breaks for corporations, and they work themselves into paroxysms of paranoia about how big corporations propagandize against action on climate change. The reality is exactly the opposite: GE, DuPont, British Petroleum and countless other big corporations routinely propagandize in the other direction, largely to win governmental support they don’t need.
Think how much better the world would be if NBC and it’s affiliates turned off all the lights and went home.
Exposed. Makes me see red.
I recall Lightbulb Johnson (LBJ) turning out the lights at the Whitehouse....publicity stunt all the way.
Oh come on, the truck was going there anyway. /s
Green is the new red, according to political scientists.
If they halved the pay for NBC’s top execs they’d actually be doing something. Every item has an energy signature. The less a person spends, the smaller his carbon footprint. NBC tries to play us all for fools.
Of course their target audience is the “Sheeple”, democrats, greenies, left-wing lunatics, these are the “the sky is falling, the sky is falling” idiots who believe this Climate change cr@p!!
Good one .
This GREEN thing is just a fad , all bullsh*t .
NBC is run by PR Whores.