George Clooney eats Max?
In the likely event that you don’t watch Glenn Beck‘s evening rants on CNN, you might actually want to check out two recent ones wherein he took on the inconvenient topic of Al Gore’s meat-eating ways. They were two of the few segments I’ve seen that didn’t warrant hatemail. Beck’s first commentary was accompanied by powerful images of meat-eating-environmentalist-celebrity-types including George Clooney, who promoted the TerraPass in Syriana, drives a Tango (or at least owns one), had a pot-bellied pig named Max as a pet for nearly twenty years, and somehow manages to eat meat with a clear conscience.
On Beck’s second show, he outted himself for his colossal “meat footprint.” He invited Matt Prescott of PETA to join him, and though Beck clearly is wanting in the compassion department and doesn’t find any ethical issue with his behavior, at least he went on national television to discuss the link between meat-eating and global warming. It’s oddly inspiring that he is able to admit to his own culpability.
Perhaps exposing the hypocrisy of so-called environmentalists will embarrass them into changing their climate-changing ways. If it works, it will have been worth sitting through his schtick and promoting it.