"Backlash to Palin's Nature TV Series Takes Shape as Haiku"

"Discovery Communications has acquired the global rights to "Sarah Palin's Alaska," a new eight-part documentary series about the controversial former Alaska Governor and Republican vice presidential candidate and the natural resources of her home state. ...

Many are outraged that Palin would do a "nature" documentary about the state of Alaska when as governor she supported Alaska's policy of allowing people to shoot wolves from airplanes and sued the federal government for listing polar bears as threatened by climate change. ...

The U.S. branch of the international nonprofit Friends of the Earth felt compelled to respond to the announcement of the series "by sending a message to Discovery -- that it is alienating much of its potential audience by giving Palin a show -- and to send that message in an unconventional way, through haiku poetry."

Environmental News Service had the story April 18, 2010.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010