Monday, December 12, 2005


Amanda at ThinkProgress has uncovered the latest Whitehouse pretend journalist. It's Chris Horner and he is counsel at the right-wing Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), which has received more than $1.3 million in funding from ExxonMobil. Horner “is also part of the Cooler Heads Coalition, “a group set up ‘to dispel the myth of global warming.’”

Horner attended last week’s U.N. Climate Change conference as a journalist and in reality he is a lobbyist.

Horner attended the State Department’s Dec. 7 briefing with press credentials from the right-wing Washington Times...Horner promoted the Bush administration position, suggesting the U.S. position be portrayed as leading a “new consensus.”

Horner is not a journalist. He has published just a single op-ed in the Washington Times since 2003, and has never written a hard news article for the paper, according to a database search.

But he is quite experienced at underhanded tactics. He drew up plans, funded by ExxonMobil, to destroy Europe’s support for the Kyoto treaty on climate change.”

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