West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin just cooked the planet. I don't mean that in a metaphorical sense. I mean that literally. Unless Manchin changes his negotiating position dramatically soon, he will be remembered as the man who, when the moment of decision came, chose to condemn virtually every living creature on Earth to a hellish future of suffering, hardship, and death. Quite a legacy. But he has earned it.   Jeff Goodell, Rolling Stone Magazine

I don't have much to add about the despicable Joe Manchin and his family's ties to the coal industry and other extraction industries that haven't already been discussed on this site or other reality-based sites. Except for the mainstream media, they have an aversion to reporting the truth on what is going on right under everybody's nose.

Did you know I am unable to find the video of Ari Natter from Bloomberg being threatened by Joe Manchin for raising questions about his family's ties to coal? Now that is news; news that isn’t being reported by very many media outlets.

As I mentioned no video, but thanks to the Twitter machine, here is the transcript.

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MANCHIN: “I've been in a blind trust for 20 years, I have no idea what they're doing.
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Ari: You're still getting dividends.
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MANCHIN: “You got a problem?”
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He will continue to threaten the global fight against climate change because he makes lots of moolah off the destruction of the natural world and is demented enough to only care about his financial interests.

Climate groups are trying to press the media to tell the true story of what is motivating Joe, and it isn't that he is a “moderate” concerned about deficits. Do your jobs!

Am I angry? You betcha.

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