Friday, January 27, 2006

Nothing's dirtier than a big ball of oil

In case you missed this bombshell from the real President of the United State, Al Gore:
"The election in Canada was partly about the tar sands projects in Alberta," Gore said Wednesday while attending the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.
"And the financial interests behind the tar sands project poured a lot of money and support behind an ultra-conservative leader in order to win the election . . . and to protect their interests."
I have no idea what Gore knows that we don't know already (in terms of hard proof) but I thought his explanation for the pre-election kid-glove media (viz. Harper) was right-on:
Gore believes the issue of the oilsands and the sway he contends the industry holds with Harper didn't garner news coverage during the election because "media concentration has taken a toll on democratic principles around the world, and Canada is no exception."
Thanks to The Green Canuck for the link.

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