DeSmogBlog: The Onion Skewers The Boom in Fracking PR Spin

theonion_logo.png In typically grand fashion, satirical news source The Onion has skewered the rise of misleading PR bankrolled by the oil and gas industry to defend the dangerous practice of fracking. Although the piece is not "real" news, anyone could be forgiven for taking it as fact since it isn't far fetched at all. Head ...

DeSmogBlog: Rendell and Ridge: From "Militant" Labelers to Terrorist Enablers

Ed Rendell MEK.jpg A new chapter has been added to the shale gas industry's eco-terrorism, counterinsurgency and psychological operations saga. In March, NBC News investigative reporter Michael Isikoff revealed that many prominent U.S. public officials are on the payroll of the People's Mujahedin of Iran (MEK), a group labeled by the U.S. State Department as a terrorist organization. These U.S. officials ...