Exxon-Backed Pundit Compares Gore to Nazi Propagandist
Posted on May 24, 2006
Sure, it’s despicable. But it’s also a bit gratifying to see how low Big Oil has to stoop to try to squelch Al Gore’s message.
Crooks and Liars:
Sterling Burnett, a man who works for an organization that takes huge amounts of money from Exxon Mobil, went on “Dayside” today to smear Al Gore. These people are beyond shameless. He compared Gore and his new film, “An Inconvenient Truth,” to the Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.
Notice how the segment ends just as Jeremy Symons was telling the audience that Sterling is a paid, Big Oil shill. Being a Big Oil shill isn’t too popular these days.
Burnett: That’s the problem. If I thought Al Gore’s movie was as you like to say, fair and balanced, I’d say, everyone should go see it, but why go see propaganda? You don’t go see Joseph Goebbels’ films to see the truth about Nazi Germany. You don’t go see Al Gore films to see the truth about global warming…
Sterling Burnett, who works for an organization funded in large part by Exxon Mobil, compared Al Gore to a Nazi propagandist on Fox News.