March 19, 2018

$135K NYT private jet vacation preaches that “unsustainable” consumption killed Easter Island

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

New York Times columnist Nick Kristof claims overconsumption destroyed Easter Island — while leading a private jet tour for elite Times readers at $135,000 per ticket.

The Times tweeted:

The tweet linked to Kristof’s column that claimed the mysterious island was ruined because:

"...the environment was fragile and they kept up old ways that were unsustainable”

Twitter readers would have to click on the linked article and read most of the way through before Kristof briefly mentions why he was there:

"I came to Easter Island while leading a tour for The New York Times Company, and those of us in the group were staggered by the statues — but also by the reminder of the risks when a people damages the environment that sustains it.”

What Kristof didn’t say was that the Times trip is a spectacular example of over-consumption in itself:

A $135,000 private jet tour of the world for the most well-heeled Times enthusiasts, who insist on nothing less than a private 757 jet to take them on a luxurious tour of the world that would make even a billionaire like the Times’s owner, Carlos Slim, blush.

 

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commented 2018-03-19 22:24:44 -0400
I wish we could deny these hypocrites the use of any type of fossil fuel or any modern benefits they allow.
commented 2018-03-19 18:26:27 -0400
Are you kidding me.!! The tireless rhetoric and lack of facts exhausts me.. I am all about free speech but there should be some kind of retribution for flat out lying to people to support any agenda.!!
commented 2018-03-19 15:52:59 -0400
More Liberal logic at work….
Our McQuota Minister perpetually posts climate alarmist messages while jetting off to her next round of conferences and meetings. Meanwhile, she can’t understand how she has earned the moniker Climate Barbie.
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