Look who FOX News calls an “Environment Expert”

A Jim Angle report on cap and trade just featured a clip of Myron Ebell warning that environmental legislation would lead to “energy rationing” and higher prices. And who is Myron Ebell? FOX News identified him only via a chyron labeling him an “Energy and Environment Expert.”

In fact, Ebell is Director of Energy and Global Warming Policy for the Conservative Enterprise Institute and “chairs the Cooler Heads Coalition, which comprises over two dozen non-profit groups in this country and abroad that question global warming alarmism and oppose energy rationing policies.”

The Competitive Enterprise Institute has enjoyed funding from, among others, Exxon Mobil, the American Petroleum Institute, Texaco, General Motors, Richard Mellon Scaife's foundations, and the Koch family foundations (Koch Industries is the nation's largest privately-held energy company and a record-setting polluter. Oh, and they use the fortune the accumulated in part by stealing oil from US taxpayers and Indian lands to provide millions of dollars in funding for the conservative movement.)

Anyway, FOX Viewers don't know any of that. They're just told that Myron Ebell is an “Energy and Environment Expert.” I guess FOX figures that telling them Ebell is funded by the nation's worst polluters would just confuse them.