Sundance Swindle?

sundance imagesSundance Swindle? Director Robert Redford launched the Sundance Channel fourteen years ago to broadcast independent and progressive films from all over the world. It is pretty surprising that the network is now showing the notoriously inaccurate “Great Global Warming Swindle," a British-made global-warming denier movie. When this was first broadcast on British television to an audience of 2.5 million in 2007, real scientists were appalled. The British Antarctic Survey said, “any scientist found to have falsified data in the manner of the [film] would be guilty of serious professional misconduct."  Robert Redford - whose Kool-Aid have you been drinking?  This movie is neither new nor a movie - it's an old, disproven, discredited propaganda tract for the fossil fuel industry.

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rewinn (not verified) 10 years 28 weeks ago
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Dan Gainor is intellectually dishonest. Natural monopolies are not set up by "Gummint" but by the nature of reality itself.

Tim (not verified) 10 years 28 weeks ago
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Off topic I guess here but I had a question about the KSM (and the rest) trial. How are we going to get a jury of their peers?

rewinn (not verified) 10 years 28 weeks ago
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Tim - "of their peers" just means that nobles try nobles, commoners try commoners. So just about everyone in NYC is a peer of KSM.

Getting an unbiased, untainted jury will be a problem. But it's doable; there really are people who will set aside what they've heard outside the courtroom and rule on the evidence presented ... or at least who will say convincingly that they will.

Gerald Socha (not verified) 10 years 28 weeks ago
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For some reason I cannot get Wednesday, November 18, 2009. Only Tuesday, November 17, 2009 comes into my computer.

Gerald Socha (not verified) 10 years 28 weeks ago
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Maybe Thom will be able to read this great article? I have a couple more that are good as well!

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Universal-Single-Payer-Hea-by-Stephen-L...

Gerald Socha (not verified) 10 years 28 weeks ago
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Thom has studied various religions and he may have some background on this religion.

http://www.iwj.org/index.cfm/buddhism-and-wage-theft

Gerald Socha (not verified) 10 years 28 weeks ago
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How many more American soldiers will die to protect a corrupt government???

http://news.antiwar.com/2009/11/17/afghanistan-about-as-corrupt-as-they-...

Gerald Socha (not verified) 10 years 28 weeks ago
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Gerald Socha (not verified) 10 years 28 weeks ago
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Tom in San Jose (not verified) 10 years 28 weeks ago
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Very strange your entry about the "Great Global Warming Swindle". I've visited the Sundance Channel web site and they do not have any listing for this film as currently showing. Yes, it is listed in their library but it is not scheduled so I guess it is NOT "now showing". Maybe you could post when it is scheduled to be shown.

I have personally visited the Sundance Ranch on a project and met Robert Redford many years ago. He didn't seem to be the type that talks the talk but doesn't walk the walk. I suspect that this film is in their listings because it is important to see what the other side is saying. We too often get wrapped up in just looking at what we agree with.

Louise (not verified) 10 years 28 weeks ago
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This is from the Sundance site....
THE GREAT GLOBAL WARMING SWINDLE

Director - Martin Durkin

Provocative and controversial, this documentary by Martin Durkin makes the argument that scientific consensus about global warming and climate change is incorrect, with evidence supporting an alternative viewpoint. When broadcast in England by Channel 4, THE GREAT GLOBAL WARMING SWINDLE became one of the most debated films of recent memory, earning approbation from the conservative press ("Devastating" -- The Washington Times; "Brilliant" -- Mail on Sunday) and condemnation from Greenpeace and much of the scientific community.
(2008) Color (52 mins)
TUESDAY NOV 17 12:15AM | TUESDAY NOV 17 5AM

Yellowbird (not verified) 10 years 28 weeks ago
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press@sundance.org

Here's the email you can use to complain to Sundance directly, should you feel the urge.

jonakron (not verified) 10 years 28 weeks ago
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Robert did lose control of the Sundance Channel in 2008 when it was sold to Rainbow Media a subsidiary of Cablevison. Redford no longer had ownership rights but remains with the network. This is how money continues to control the media and it's content.

jonakron (not verified) 10 years 28 weeks ago
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Robert did lose control of the Sundance Channel in 2008 when it was sold to Rainbow Media a subsidiary of Cablevison. Redford no longer has ownership rights but remains with the network. This is how money continues to control the media and it's content.

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