November 25, 2018

NYT REPORTER DEMANDS YOU BECOME ‘HYSTERICAL’ ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE.

Curiously though, the Times’ Helene Cooper isn’t “hysterical” enough to demand her bosses no longer charter lavish private tours for its readers to indulge in “omnipotent tourist syndrome” while visiting oppressed foreign lands such as Cuba and Iran, and around-the-world private jet tours with Times columnists:

The tour’s “exclusively chartered Boeing 757” ordinarily seats up to 295 passengers, of the pathetically non-“high-luxury” variety. So the carbon footprint of the Times’ 50 guests will be close to six times that of a commercial-jet traveler. If any of the guests feels a twinge of guilt over his greenhouse-gas emissions, he can chase it away by “enjoying a champagne toast inside an Icelandic ice funnel,” before learning “how climate change is affecting the land of fire and ice.” That’s after having been whisked to Easter Island to “learn how climate change is affecting” that location.

Among the New York Times’ “most noteworthy journalists” who will be joining the “privileged guests” is columnist Nicholas Kristof, who has criticized Trump for his climate-change skepticism and who rails against income inequality and a tax code that, among other things, provides tax breaks for buying private planes. The “privileged guests” who will pay $148,500 for single occupancy, $135,000 for double occupancy, in such properties as a “former Persian caravansary,” will no doubt nod appreciatively at Kristof’s hand-wringing about income disparities. Naturally, a port-of-call in Havana is planned, where “guests” will surely learn about the wonders of socialized medicine.

C’mon Helene – get hysterical and demand this sort of eco-madness at the Times come to an end.

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