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CNN's Bill Weir Endorses: Election an 'Obvious Choice' for 'Anyone That Cares About Land and Water'



While CNN Newsroom tried to help Joe Biden’s damage control efforts on fracking and the oil industries on Friday, partisan climate hack Bill Weir took another approach, claiming that “for anyone that cares about land, and water, and animals, and climate, this is an obvious choice.” 

After playing a clip of Biden talking about subsidies going to the oil industry, Sciutto introduced Weir, “Joe Biden later clarified his stance, but this could impact him with voters in key states that rely on oil and gas industries. CNN correspondent Bill Weir joins us now. Bill, listen to that comment, you’re deep into the climate change issue here. Tell us about the political implications.”

 

 

Weir relayed that whether Biden would put frackers out of work is not the relevant issue, “Well, it’s interesting, Jim, ever since Hillary Clinton lost coal country and was tagged as a warrior against those workers, the Biden campaign has been careful not to scare away Pennsylvania frackers. Now for anyone that cares about land, and water, and animals, and climate, this is an obvious choice. They live in two different planets.” 

According to Weir, “On planet Trump there’s no gigafires out west, Miami is not flooding, there are no experts telling us this is the beginning of a new normal.” Speaking of living on other planets, is it really Weir’s scientific analysis that the president is so powerful, he can prevent gigafires or flooding? 

Weir’s deviation from reality aside, he also claimed, “The reality is, back here on planet Earth, a renewable energy company was more valuable than ExxonMobil, the International Energy Association just put out the report that says solar projects are now perhaps the cheapest form of energy ever invented.”

What ExxonMobil’s value has to do with Joe Biden’s plan was not said.

He then lamented Biden was not left-wing enough in his rhetoric, “So we’re on a tipping point right now and the Biden campaign is trying to temper any big seismic changes that might scare people away saying it’ll take time but there’s not a lot of time, but there’s not a lot of time.”

Still, Weir praised the ambitiousness of Biden’s plan, “to decarbonize the electricity sector in just the next 15 years, be net zero for the whole country and for perspective it took this country about 100 years to lay out its energy grid, by some estimates that will have to be done two and a half times over to make it a smart grid.”

Weir continued fantasizing about the future, “So it was just a clear choice last night between Biden who calls this as existential threat and tempers the nightmare with the a dream of all these green jobs and Donald Trump continues to hit it gusher after gusher of lies and misinformation and insistence we stay on old, dirty fuels.” 

Yes, that’s exactly the problem. Lose your current job in exchange for “a dream.”

This segment was sponsored by Liberty Mutual.

Here is a transcript of the October 23 show:

CNN

CNN Newsroom with Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto

9:52 PM ET

JIM SCIUTTO: Joe Biden later clarified his stance, but this could impact him with voters in key states that rely on oil and gas industries. CNN correspondent Bill Weir joins us now. Bill, listen to that comment, you’re deep into the climate change issue here. Tell us about the political implications. 

BILL WEIR: Well, it’s interesting, Jim, ever since Hillary Clinton lost coal country and was tagged as a warrior against those workers, the Biden campaign has been careful not to scare away Pennsylvania frackers, now for anyone that cares about land, and water, and animals, and climate, this is an obvious choice. They live in two different planets. On Planet Trump there’s no gigafires out west, Miami is not flooding, there are no experts telling us this is the beginning of a new normal. The reality is, back here on planet Earth, a renewable energy company was more valuable than ExxonMobil, the International Energy Association just put out the report that says solar projects are now perhaps the cheapest form of energy ever invented. So we’re on a tipping point right now and the Biden campaign is trying to temper any big seismic changes that might scare people away saying it’ll take time but there’s not a lot of time, but there’s not a lot of time. He wants to decarbonize the electricity sector in just the next 15 years, be net zero for the whole country and for perspective it took this country about 100 years to lay out its energy grid, by some estimates that will have to be done two and a half times over to make it a smart grid. So it was just a clear choice last night between Biden who calls this as existential threat and tempers the nightmare with the a dream of all these green jobs and Donald Trump continues to hit it gusher after gusher of lies and misinformation and insistence we stay on old, dirty fuels.



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