On PBS: Hippie-Hypocrite Neil Young Sings 'End Fracking Now'


<p>Crossposted on <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/geoffrey-dickens/2014/11/03/pbs-watch-hipp…;

<p>On his October 30, 2014 PBS show, Charlie Rose invited singer-songwriter Neil Young to promote his latest album and played a clip of the Woodstock-generation singer&rsquo;s first single - basically an anthem against Big Oil called &ldquo;Who is Going to Stand Up?&rdquo; In the clip Young calls for the end of fossil fuel and fracking. Here are some of the lyrics:</p>

<p>End fossil fuel<br />
Draw the line<br />
Before we build one more pipeline<br />
End fracking now</p>

<p>Within seconds after playing the clip the PBS host also asked Young about his new memoir in which Young &ldquo;covers everything from his love of cars and painting to his crusade for Mother Earth.&rdquo; However, Rose never once asked the environmental activist if he felt guilty about all the fossil fuels he&rsquo;s used in his cars or his painting. Rose also never mentioned all the fossil fuels used in the promotion of Young&rsquo;s 50 plus year career in the production of his vinyl records, tapes, CDs to all the gasoline used to transport those products and his band in tour busses and planes.</p>

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