Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Live Earth "a Hypocritical Flop"

"Organisers of the global music concert - punctuated by swearing from presenters and performers - had predicted massive viewing figures.

But BBC's live afternoon television coverage attracted an average British audience of just 900,000. In the evening, when coverage switched from BBC2 to BBC1, the figure rose to just 2.7 million." (source)

I guess the new studies revealing the Inconvenient Truth that before man the earth was much warmed than ever suspected didn't help matters.

And is most thinking people's criticisms with politicians and Hollywood trying to hoist the need for sacrifice on the average Joe...

"Critics said however that the public had simply snubbed what they saw as a hypocritical event.

Musicians including Bob Geldof, Roger Daltrey and the Pet Shop Boys pointed out that a concert highlighting climate change had itself generated huge carbon emissions.

Performers were criticised for flying to concerts that were staged simultaneously on seven continents."
(source)

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