Do not expect representatives from Saturday’s Connect the Dots day to show up on Sunday’s talk shows. Over the last three years, those inside-the-Beltway extravaganzas have devoted 98 minutes total to the planet’s biggest challenge. Last year, in fact, all the Sunday talk shows spent exactly nine minutes of Sunday talking time on climate change – and here is a shock: all of it was given over to Republican politicians in the great denial sweepstakes.
So, here’s a prediction: next Sunday, no matter how big and beautiful the demonstrations may be that we’re mounting across the world, “Face the Nation” and “Meet the Press” won’t be connecting the dots. They will be gassing along about Newt Gingrich’s retirement from the presidential race or Mitt Romney’s coming nomination, and many of the commercials will come from oil companies lying about their environmental efforts.
The Sunday inside the Beltway politics shows won’t be talking bout climate change.
They won’t be talking about Nascar, the NFL, the London Mayoral elections nor the location of the G-Spot either.
They’ll be talking about inside the Beltway politics because that’s what they are, inside the Beltway politics shows.
How does Bill Mckibben actually work?
Perhaps more importantly, does he actually believe this shit or is it just a good gig?