Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Propaganda 101: The Missing "Climate Change"

Noted by a very sharp observer of Obama's presser:

He is still not referring to it as a “climate change bill,” nor does he ever say “cap-and-trade.” He refers once to “the carbon pollution that threatens our planet,” but continues to rhetorically frame this cap-and-trade legislation as a clean energy technology bill. He has been doing this consistently since his first press conference, and it reaffirms for me that his political and communications advisors think that addressing climate change is less popular than promoting clean energy technology

Of course, his assertions about the "job-creation" are pure hogwash; while there may be some 'new jobs' in windmill factories, the crushing of the coal industry alone should more than wipe out those gains.

HT: KeithHennessey

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