Sunday, September 11, 2011

Did the Corporation for Public Broadcasting misuse public money in funding the climate hoax propaganda film "The Island President"?

Maldives documentary makes waves at Toronto and North American film festivals
The Island President, a Hollywood-style documentary film featuring President Mohamed Nasheed, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) today in Canada.

A grant-funded project, the film is one of the first to bring the Maldives’ fight against climate change to the international movie-going audiences.
The film culminates in Copenhagen, where world leaders met in December 2009 for the United National Climate Change Conference. Although the summit was later reviewed as a failure, it did mark the first time that leading world powers agreed that the issue needed to be addressed.
The Island President was produced by Richard Berge and Bonni Cohen. Actual Films have spent over two years and $1.5 million in grants making the film, which is due to be aired in the Maldives in early 2012. Reports state, however, that the film does not yet have a domestic distributor.
The Island President - ITVS
The Island President lifts the issue of global warming out of the theoretical and into the personal. President Mohamed Nasheed is trying to prevent 385,000 people from drowning.
...Co-production of AFTERIMAGE PUBLIC MEDIA and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)
Corporation for Public Broadcasting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The CPB’s annual budget is composed almost entirely of an annual appropriation from Congress plus interest on those funds.[3] For fiscal year 2010, its appropriation was US$422 million (including $2 million in interest earned).
The Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 requires that the CPB operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature."[11] It also requires that the CPB regularly review national programming for objectivity and balance, as well as report on "its efforts to address concerns about objectivity and balance."


Russell C said...

Would this situation not then also apply to the PBS NewsHour? As I've pointed out in my most recent American Thinker article, my questions about the NewsHour's huge bias against the skeptic climate scientists were met with evasive answers, see: "PBS and Global Warming Skeptics' Lockout"

Anonymous said...

A number of years ago, Tuvalu has a team of sea level experts assess their sea level rise problem. In preparation for the visit, locals moved an old iconic tree closer to the water, faking sea level rise.

The results of the assessment were presented at a big meeting with the island officials. The conclusions were that there was no sea level rise. It was currently down a bit, and it was no higher than it was 50-70 years earlier.

The officials then put a muzzle on the team and refused to let them publish their results as they knew that the report would kill the likelihood of Tuvalu receiving undeserved funds for fighting sea level rise, if it was not happening.

Tuvaluis a perfect example of human mismanagement. They have abused the croplands, harvested all of the forests, and destroyed their water supply. Their main island product is Internet websites. They have to claim sea level rise to be able to beg New Zealand to take them off this destroyed island, give them land, and set them up in NZ.

NZ politicians are not stupid. If they patriate all of the Tuvaluians, they will have a very loyal voting block for many years. It's a win-win for them, they just have to reward the Tuvaluians for destroying their island.

william said...

cant be that bad there as they are building the new airport exactly at what looks like sealevel. Surely if there was a worry they would get the diggers in and raise it higher.

Anonymous said...

There's a similar climate propaganda film called The Burning Season which was released a few years ago and purported to show the valiant attempts of a green entrepreneur to stop "carbon pollution" through a cap and trade scheme. Like this Tuvalu film it had some kind of association with CPB/PBS because it was hosted in full on the PBS web site for a long time (it may still be there, Google it). But what this film actually showcased was the unfettered plundering and the unabashed greed of the principals, including the governor of the Indonesian province where "the burning season" occurs. Corruption, avarice, and theft. That's probably why the greens don't tout it too much anymore.