There has been a wave of anti-hydrocarbon news stories recently. One of them even suggested a few small companies from Calgary were controlling the election process. Others we brought to your attention through our fact checks. We wanted to direct your attention to these outlets that are publishing and promoting these stories.
Here are the details on a few left-wing, anti-progress “progressive” or ENGO sponsored so-called “news” outlets. Sadly, the biased mainstream media often treats these outlets as agenda setters and repeats their stories, giving credibility to overtly partisan misinformation:
National Observer was created by climate activists for the original purpose of reporting on “energy politics and the environment,” looking for “connections between powerful U.S. interests and Canadian politicians” and “where candidates in the 2015 federal election stand on pipeline projects, LNG, big oil, and how they think and feel about climate change.” It is run by Linda Solomon Wood who describes herself as an American radical who “threatened to move to Canada and then actually did.” National Observer has been funded by a variety of ENGOs, including the Tides Foundation and Tides Canada.
National Newswatch is owned by Bruce Anderson, a long-time partisan, whose step-daughter works for the current Prime Minister as his communications director. This news-tracking website has a section called “CLIMATE CORNER” where they highlight anti-hydrocarbon ‘news’ organizations like The National Observer, The Tyee and Press Progress.
The Tyee is backed by ENGO money and is an anti-development, anti-human progress site. According to research from Vivian Krause, they received foreign funding from the Tides Foundation for the anti-Canadian hydrocarbon “Tar Sands Campaign.”
These “news outlets” are not actually about the news. They reflect the attitudes and biases of their radical sponsors and they work hard to influence the public to see things their way.
In the spirit of maintaining accurate information during this election year, we will continue our regular fact-checking of anti-Canadian resource development pieces that appear in these biased outlets.