The PJ Tatler

Enviro religion gets a public penitent on CNN

Question: If you’re an adherent to the Earth Day Faith, to whom do you confess? Ira Einhorn? That would make for some grisly sacraments.

CNN anchor T.J. Holmes decided that both of CNN’s viewers and a nearby anchor would do for his Earth Day confessional. Inanity ensued.

T.J. HOLMES, CNN anchor: Well, in today’s “XYZ,” I’d like confess my sins.

I drive a Chevy Tahoe. It gets 15 miles to the gallon in the city. While some people have SUVs to haul their large families around, it’s just me driving by myself to work every day.

I have a number of TVs in my high house and leave them on just about all day, every day.

I often turn the water on in the shower, then I walk downstairs to maybe grab breakfast, leave the water running, then I go back upstairs to take a shower.

I buy 24 packs of bottled water at a time. Then I throw those bottles away without recycling.

In the winter I crank the heat up to 75 or 76.

All the light bulbs in my house are still the old school, less efficient incandescent bulbs.

Those are my eco-sins. I’m confessing them to you because tomorrow is Earth Day. It often goes ignored by many of us, including me. Not going to ignore this year. Why? Well, maybe it was an awakening. Maybe I was scolded recently by an environmentalist. Maybe I’m tired of wasting my own money.

Whatever my reasons, whatever yours, happy Earth Day.

There’s video at the Newsbusters link. It’s every bit as sad, awkward and cringey as it reads.