Reuters joins in “climate denier” smear campaign

When a major media outlet labeling political figures and people who dissent on the issue of climate change as climate deniers, it is a sign that any semblance of objectivity and fairness in the news media is becoming a thing of the past.

The Daily Caller points out that Reuters published a news article that states Google, Pepsi, DuPont and other companies that back President Obama’s climate agenda also fund politicians labeled climate deniers by environmentalist groups.

Reuters looked at 30 of the biggest publicly traded U.S. companies that signed Obama’s “American Business Act on Climate Change Pledge” in 2015, which compels companies to enact climate-friendly corporate policies.

The review determined that 25 of the companies gave money to campaigns of lawmakers featured on a so-called list of “climate deniers,” which was constructed by Organizing For Action, a group created by a former Obama campaign aide to push the president’s climate agenda.

The list includes more than 130 members of Congress, most of which are Republicans generally opposed to policies designed to tackle so-called man-made global warming.

The review found that PepsiCo.’s political action committee (PAC) gave approximately $56,500 from the 29 donations of $2,500 and above, while DuPont’ PAC donated $40,000 from the 19 donations of $2,000 and above.

This in-kind gift to the green movement is the latest attempt to shut down debate on the issue of climate change (formerly known as global warming). During March of this year, 20 Attorney’s General initiated lawsuits against fossil fuel companies (such as Exxon-Mobil) and think tanks (like the Competitive Enterprise Institute) accusing such organizations of hiding secret knowledge they had of the relation between carbon emissions resulting from fossil fuel use and its effect on the Earth’s climate.

Not surprisingly, the effort collapsed late last month. The attempt to sue all parties involved was based on inaccurate reports issued by two major media outlets (the Los Angeles Times and InsideClimateNews) in collaboration with the Columbia School of Journalism and funded with a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation.

Reuters effort maybe a last, desperate attempt to give slandering climate realists legitimacy. However, the fact that 20 Attorneys General try and fail to make a case of fraud on the part of fossil fuel companies and political organizations that take the contrary view on the issue of climate change goes to show how weak the alarmist side really is. Climate alarmists and environmentalists specialize in their own kind of defilement: pollution of the mind which seeks to clamp down on or outright destroy critical thought and dissent.