Lean times for the green blob
Nov 29, 2015
Bishop Hill in Greens, Media

Some years back I was discussing the state of environmental coverage in the media with someone from the Telegraph. I commented that I thought it was very strange that the Tele had taken Geoffrey Lean on as a correspondent given that his views were pretty much anathema to most of its readers.

"Ah, that's simple" I was told. "He's not there for the benefit of the readers but because green advertisers want him". This made perfect sense at the time.

Now, as we all know, times are increasingly hard for the green blob, with George Osborne apparently wanting to put the whole renewables industry on a starvation diet. So it was interesting to see this from Lean on Twitter this morning:

@RichardHCNourse. Thanks. I'm touched. But it looks as if none will have one: Telegraph is pushing me out....

— Geoffrey Lean (@GeoffreyLean) November 28, 2015

Lean times indeed.


Article originally appeared on (http://www.bishop-hill.net/).
See website for complete article licensing information.