Letter writer confuses generating ad revenue with freedom of speech

A letter to the editor in The Union praises the newspaper for supporting “free speech” because it ran a full page ad criticizing “those who support mainstream climate science.”

What it left out was that this full-page ad generated money for a “for-profit” enterprise — The Union.

Here’s an excerpt from that ad: “Environmental fear mongering is the hammer being used to implement UN Agenda 21 and a New UN World Order with Universal Health Care, right to housing, worldwide wealth redistribution, private property elimination, closed public lands and enforced compliance from local, state and federal governments. Heidi Hall worked in the EPA while they brought some of these things about.

As one reader here, Steve Frisch pointed out: “This ad is filled with so much disinformation and so many outright lies it is laughable. The last few paragraphs actually tell the story. Apparently the entire scientific community is engaged in a huge conspiracy to implement a New World Order through Common Core and high density housing to close our public lands and make our children drink fluoridated water.”

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

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