In Fluffy WashPost Earth Day Profile, Sheryl Crow Cites UN's 'Conservative Scientists'

In Friday’s Weekend section, Washington Post music writer Richard Harrington composed the requisite schmooze article on Sheryl Crow’s and Laurie David’s propagandistic Earth Day weekend in DC, noting how it’s “aimed at inspiring students to become part of the movement.” Which movement, a liberal movement? How many times have readers found the term “liberal movement” in the Washington Post? (Answer: a Nexis search shows not since last July 17, when then-Postie Jim VandeHei wrote "A year after its founding, Democracy Alliance has followed up on its pledge to become a major power in the liberal movement.") 

The headline of the soft-scoop piece is “College Tour Means The World to Sheryl Crow.” Crow typically um, crowed that the debate was over and it’s irresponsible to oppose her. That would include opposing her strange notion that the global-apocalypse specialists cooking up global-government schemes at the United Nations can be categorized as “conservative” scientists:

"It's past debate." Crow says. "It's hardly controversial doctrine. There is global warming, humans are causing it and we have a short window to do something about it. It's absolutely fantastic to me that anybody would be disputing this. When you have 2,000 scientists from all over the world confirming that this is happening, anybody who's dragging their feet on it at this point is irresponsible.

"I feel like people in Washington who are not propagating this, moving this issue forward or doing anything about it are being extremely irresponsible and, I think, unethical by not getting the message out. We have a window of opportunity of about 10 years here, according to all these scientists who have been part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report [issued this month], and these are conservative scientists. It's already proven. Let's get past the debate and start moving forward with this."

The Post's Harrington also reports the new Sheryl Crow album in production will have more of a country slant: "I don't know what people will think it is -- there's definitely some powerful political messages on the record," Crow said, "so we'll see how it fares."

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis