Monday, July 09, 2007

Live Aid Flops

Earth to Al Gore: Give it up. We're sick of you and your wealthy, untalented sycophants.

That seems to be the latest from the "Live Earth" concert circuit. The much-puffed, multi-site event appears to have imploded dramatically this past weekend as private jet-setting entertainment royalty circled the globe to indulge in the usual leftist sanctimony meant to encourage rich socialistas and their smug fellow travelers glory in their moral superiority to the rest of us. This they accomplished at least in part by burning more fossil fuel energy than Baltimore uses in a year.

Take the Brit event for example—please, screams the Daily Mail's report, entitled "Live Earth branded a foul-mouthed flop":
Live Earth has been branded a foul-mouthed flop.

Organisers of the global music concert - punctuated by swearing from presenters and performers - had predicted massive viewing figures.

But BBC's live afternoon television coverage attracted an average British audience of just 900,000.

In the evening, when coverage switched from BBC2 to BBC1, the figure rose to just 2.7 million.

And the peak audience, which came when Madonna sang at Wembley, was a dismal 4.5 million. Three times as many viewers saw the Princess Diana tribute on the same channel six days before.

Two years ago, Live 8 drew a peak television audience of 9.6million while Live Aid notched 10million in 1985.

And this from the country that gave socialism a bad name. Attendance at other venues was equally dismal.

But what's going on here? Isn't everyone concerned about how Bush is destroying the entire planet? According to the figures above, a thinking lefty (of which there are very few) could be forgiven for imagining the world was more afraid of Ronald Reagan than W, given that the Live Aid concert nonsense seems to have peaked on the telly a good 22 years ago.

What's actually happened is that the smarmy left, which includes pretty much the entire entertainment industry, has totally jumped the shark on the global warming hoax they've been pushing with ever greater enthusiasm and fanaticism. At the same time, the public, in whose face they remain 24/7, is beginning to notice the phenomenal amount of carbon dioxide these political and entertainment gasbags are discharging even as they exhort us to save the planet from ourselves.

Or let the Daily Mail elaborate:

Critics said ... that the public had simply snubbed what they saw as a hypocritical event.

Musicians including Bob Geldof, Roger Daltrey and the Pet Shop Boys pointed out that a concert highlighting climate change had itself generated huge carbon emissions.

And speaking of gasbagging:

The BBC's coverage, which ran for 15 hours from 12.30pm on Saturday to 4am yesterday, also sparked dozens of complaints about bad language.

The swearing started at 1.30pm when Phil Collins, the first act on in London, used the f-word while singing with his band Genesis....The bad language prompted a number of angry postings on BBC messageboards....

A BBC spokesman said: "We asked artists not to swear but sometimes they get carried away. We are very sorry for any offence caused."

Sometimes? How about all of the time. The F-word and its numerous variants tends to encompass the entire range of expression of the average rock star.

Say, and the rockers and their fans aren't really very conscientious about the environment either when you get right down to it:

The mounds of rubbish left by the 65,000 concert-goers at Wembley further tarnished the event's green credentials.

Organisers claimed most of the waste would be sorted and recycled but the Daily Mail saw little evidence of that taking place.

Like the fabled Little Boy Who Cried Wolf (or is that now Little Person?), "global warming" sound system collective has been cranked up to peak volume just a little bit beyond the average bloke's tolerance at this point. As a result, Everyman has begun to tune these foulmouthed hypocrites out. Thank God. This smarmy, phony bandwagon has gone on entirely too long. We now return you to our regularly scheduled broadcast.

(Hat tip to for the original tidbit.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's very clear that the hysteria over global warming is an exercise in displacement and scapegoating.

No need to worry about islamic terrorism when the failing environment is all GWB's fault.