Ed Driscoll

NBC's 75-Hour Infomercial For Al Gore

Investors’ Business Daily declares Al Gore, NBC, and its parent company GE “Birds Of A Feather“:

NBC and GE have other interests in hyping climate change. Let’s not forget GE is the parent of NBC and stands to make a wad of cash from selling alternative energy products from wind turbines to solar panels to those compact fluorescent bulbs containing mercury.

So when Gore prances on stage to demand we stop building coal-fired plants, that’s music to GE’s corporate ears.

NBC’s Ann Curry certainly thinks global warming is a political issue. During prime-time coverage, she almost got down on her knees to beg the jolly green giant to run for the White House.

Interviewing Gore from the site of the concert in New Jersey, Curry gushed:

“A lot of people want me to ask you tonight if you’re running for president. And I know what you’re answer is gonna be, believe me. I gotta ask you though. After fueling this grass-roots movement, if you become convinced that without you there will not be the political will in the White House to fight global warming to the level that is required, because the clock is ticking, would you answer the call? Would you answer the call, yes or no?”

Certainly Gore thinks global warming is a political issue, appearing earlier this year before Democrat-controlled House and Senate committees pleading for action. During his opening statement before the House, he famously said: “The planet has a fever. If your baby has a fever, you go to the doctor.”

After Gore’s testimony, a better course of action would have been to ask for a second opinion.

When a conservative appears on talk radio, liberals cry for the Fairness Doctrine. Seventy-five free hours for Archbishop Gore’s Church of Climate Change? Not a peep.

On the other hand, having tested the marketplace of ideas with a former vice president, the news anchor of Today and a few dozen wrinkly rock stars, it’s significant to note that the marketplace simply yawned in response. That seems the fairest reply of all.