I’ve always criticized the UN as a journalist, but I never had a direct experience with it until just this month. That’s when three of our journalists applied to be reporters at the UN mega-conference on global warming next month in Marrakech, Morocco.
We were denied accreditation, and we’ve been fighting the UN for the past three weeks about that. (Learn more at LetUsReport.com)
Then I heard about an Australian senator Cory Bernardi, of their Liberal Party (which would be like our Conservative Party.) He’s on a two-month fact-finding mission to see what’s wrong with the UN.
So I spent part of the day at the UN with him.
I asked him what we should do about being blacklisted, and about how to deliver our petition with over 10,000 signatures — which I did.
I’ll keep you posted on the reaction to that, and update you on the news that Catherine McKenna, the environment minister, has said she will intervene and ask the UN to accredit Rebel journalists.
In the meantime, we’ve decided to ramp up our coverage of the UN:
If a global government is so desperate to keep our cameras away, it’s a sign that our cameras should be there.
If you go to our new website, RebelUN.com, you’ll see our plans, including going to the upcoming UN nanny state conference in India.
NEXT: I talk to Claudia Rosett, a long time UN critic in New York, and a rare reporter who isn’t a UN cheerleader.