Exxon bans The Guardian from attending their meeting due to ‘lack of objectivity’

ExxonMobil, the world’s largest private oil company in the world, has reportedly banned The Guardian, one of the world’s most important newspapers, for ‘lack of objectivity’.

The Exxon Deepwater Horizon oil spill discharged 4.9 million barrels. (2010)

Exxon’s media relations manager, Alan Jeffers, said:

“We are denying your request [to attend Wednesday’s meeting] because of the Guardian’s lack of objectivity on climate change reporting demonstrated by its partnership with anti-oil and gas activists and its campaign against companies that provide energy necessary for modern life, including newspapers.”

In other words, The Guardian was vocal against fossil fuels and often wrote about our lies, so they’re not allowed to play anymore. This arrogant behavior is very telling of Exxon’s attitude, and that of other large oil companies as well – detached from the rest of society.

After all, it’s still their right to ban whomever they want, but this doesn’t seem like the way to go.

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One thought on “Exxon bans The Guardian from attending their meeting due to ‘lack of objectivity’

  1. Leslie Graham

    And this from a corporation that has spent 30 years and billions of dollars on a deliberate and knowing campaign of disinformation and flat out lies to delay CO2 emission reductions at the expense of every living thing on the planet. Just to preserve the profits of the already obscenely rich for just a few more years…
    The utter gall of these disgusting social psychopaths takes one’s breath away.
    I’m not a fan of the death penalty but when one considers the scale of their crimes against humanity then even life-long prison sentences seem inadequate.

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