Ed Driscoll

MAYOR MOONBEAM VISITS JOHANNESBURG is

MAYOR MOONBEAM VISITS JOHANNESBURG is the subject of this CNSNews.com article, which features this quote, putting Jerry Brown (the mayor of Oakland, California) in perfect context:

A British author critical of the Green movement, Professor Philip Stott, said Brown’s anti-development views, as relayed to him, can be likened to Marie Antoinette’s reported response when she was told the French peasants had no bread to eat: “Let them eat cake.”

Because the reporter dared question Brown’s rococco environmentalism, he quotes Brown as actually asking him, “Are you with [Lyndon] LaRouche?”

Chris Horner of the free market advocacy group, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, was not surprised that Brown would assume that any reporter who challenged modern environmental thinking must be “cult-related.”

“It shows how little if any critical media presence exists. When non-softball questions are posed, the reporter is immediately presumed to be a conspiracist or cult-related,” Horner said.

I wonder if Brown was ever asked about the amount of resources wasted by the summit itself?