'World News' Ga-Ga Over Penguin Protection
It seems the network newscasts will put anything on in the name of stopping global warming, including a report about trying to put penguins on the U.S. Endangered Species list.
Wait, a minute. Penguins don’t live in the U.S. except at the zoo.
But that didn’t stop ABC “World News with Charles Gibson” from promoting the left-wing group trying to accomplish that.
“If the group can get them [the penguin] protected by the U.S. Endangered Species Act, they say it’ll send an important message about the global problem of climate change,” said ABC science correspondent Ned Potter on July 11.
Later in the broadcast, Potter continued to praise the idea:
“Getting them protected would not only be good for them, but for the rest of the world too.”
The group, Center for Biological Diversity is extreme environmental organization that wants to exploit the “endearing” penguin as a tool to promote global warming hysteria.
“If we can save the penguins, then perhaps we’ve chosen a path that will save ourselves as well,” says Melissa Waage, the CBD’s legislative director.
Earlier this year, the same group opposed the building of a dam, reservoir and hydroelectric plant to provide energy in a time when it is in high demand.
However, the penguin is native to the South Pole – an area that is far beyond the United States’ jurisdiction.