A Different Point of View....: Mainstream media sucked in, report whatever politicians, GM say.

Note: In journalism school students are taught to report not what people say but what they do! All the big newspapers and TV networks breathlessly reported word-for-word what they were told at a recent joint political-General Motors newser: The Globe and Mail: “For decades, the splashy, job-creating announcements in the auto sector in Canada have been ...

A Different Point of View....: Mainstream media sucked in, report whatever politicians, GM say.

Note: In journalism school students are taught to report not what people say but what they do! All the big newspapers and TV networks breathlessly reported word-for-word what they were told at a recent joint political-General Motors newser: The Globe and Mail: “For decades, the splashy, job-creating announcements in the auto sector in Canada have been ...

A Different Point of View....: Mainstream media sucked in, report whatever politicians, GM say.

Note: In journalism school students are taught to report not what people say but what they do! All the big newspapers and TV networks breathlessly reported word-for-word what they were told at a recent joint political-General Motors newser: The Globe and Mail: “For decades, the splashy, job-creating announcements in the auto sector in Canada have been ...

Alberta Diary: A look back to 2010: Cuba loves Chevrolets and GM needs sales – what’s wrong with this picture?

An ancient Jeep, probably with a transplanted Lada engine, drops passengers at Revolution Square four years ago in Havana. With Uber starting up, we finally have the same service here in Edmonton! The sign says: “51 years of struggle and victories.” Below: an old Chevrolet still in service on a Havana street, and scenes of ...

LeDaro: GM: It is the profits which matter

If some lives are lost then that is not so important to big corporations like GM. That is the world we live in. It is a very sad state of affairs.

Politics and its Discontents: A Tale of Two Countries: G.M. in Canada and Colombia

Corporations have, shall we say, a rather checkered history in dealing with the workers who make possible their profits, often viewing them as disposable commodities to be chewed up and then spit out. As contract talks with the Big Three automakers get underway, CAW president Ken Lewenza has issued this warning: Canada’s 24,000 auto workers ...

DeSmogBlog: Corporate Exodus From Heartland Institute Continues As USAA and Insurers Bail

heartland_billboard.jpg In the wake of the outrageous Heartland Institute billboard campaign equating everyone who acknowledges the science of global warming with "murderers, tyrants, and madmen," many of the group's corporate donors are fleeing away, lest their public reputations get sullied by Heartland's recklessness.   Today, Forecast The Facts announced that USAA, a Fortune 500 financial services ...

DeSmogBlog: Diageo: Liquor giant backs away from science-dissembling Heartland Institute

Diageo brands.jpg The London-based liquor giant Diageo has joined the companies that are criticizing or cutting off the Heartland Institute in protest over its campaigns to confuse people about climate science and to cast prominent climate activists as "murderers, tyrants and madmen." As Leo Hickman reports in the Guardian, a Diageo spokester said: "Diageo vigorously ...

DeSmogBlog: Heartland Institute Attacks Forecast the Facts, Denies Its Climate Change Denial

heartland logo.jpg This is a guest post by Daniel Souweine, Campaign Director, Forecast The Facts On April 24, Heartland Institute President Joe Bast issued an angry missive attacking Forecast the Facts, a new campaign that successfully petitioned automobile giant General Motors to end their financial support of Heartland earlier this month. In a 2,000-word screed, Bast ...

DeSmogBlog: GM Dumps Heartland Institute, Will No Longer Fund Climate-Denying Spinstitute

heartland logo.jpg General Motors is breaking up with the Heartland Institute, announcing recently that the company will discontinue funding to the notorious climate-denying spin shop. The move by GM comes in direct response to a national outreach campaign organized by Forecast the Facts, which garnered more than 20,000 people, including 10,000 GM vehicle owners, calling ...