Entertainment Show Promotes Lefty Whale-Saving Cause

<p><object align="right" width="250" height="202"><param name="movie" value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=yd4z4zqG2G&amp;sm=1"></para... name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=yd4z4zqG2G&amp;sm=1" allowfullscreen="true" align="right" width="250" height="202"></embed></object>&quot;Access Hollywood's&quot; nightly fare is usually devoted to the latest celebrity rumors, box office bombs, and red carpet fashion. But on January 2<sup>nd</sup>, the TV tabloid became a broadside for a liberal environmental cause. </p><p> Access Hollywood gave glowing coverage - and one minute, 17 seconds of air time -- to &quot;Save the Whales Again,&quot; a pet <a href="http://www.savethewhalesagain.org/">cause</a> of spokesperson and teen actress Hayden Panettiere.In the first 10 minutes of the show,<i> </i>&quot;Access&quot; played a combined 15 video clips and still shots of whales, many of which displayed the bloody creatures being dragged by their tails. The audio that accompanied the photos included a clip of Panettiere calling on children to &quot;talk to your parents, organize your friends, stop this cruel and needless slaughter.&quot; Because after all, &quot;It's our future, take a stand,&quot; she pleaded.</p> <!--break--> <p>Actor Pierce Brosnan was also featured in the segment, blaming our government for ignoring the will of the people. &quot;And even though over 75 percent of Americans oppose whaling, our government is doing nothing to stop the slaughter,&quot; he said. </p> <p>This isn't the first time that <i>Access Hollywood</i> has given gleaming coverage to Panettiere's cause. On November 1, 2007, &quot;Access&quot; <a href="http://www.accesshollywood.com/heroic-hayden-panettiere_video_178459">do... three minutes</a> and 13 seconds of the 30 minute show to her protest against Japanese whale fishermen. It called her a &quot;real life hero&quot; who told &quot;Access&quot; her story while &quot;fighting back tears.&quot;</p> <p>What &quot;Access&quot; didn't mention, either in 2007 or on January 2<sup>nd</sup>, is that Panettiere has been <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20157993,00.html">involved</a> with activists of the extreme Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Paul Watson, founder of Sea Shepherd, <a href="http://www.businessandmedia.org/articles/2007/20070506180903.aspx">belie... that humans are &quot;acting like a virus&quot; on Earth, that humans are a &quot;disease&quot; and that &quot;we need to radically and intelligently reduce human populations to fewer than one billion.&quot; <span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'"></span></p>