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The UN’s climate of cash February 11, 2010

Posted by BlueGreen in Deception, Smear.
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Post February 9, 2010

Andrew Bolt here links to and quotes from an article (The Rosett Report) claiming that:

Anyway, in December, 2005, Achim Steiner served as a judge on a panel in Dubai that awarded a $500,000 environmental prize to then-Secretary-General of the UN, Kofi Annan. With a big smile, at a banquet in Dubai, Annan — then the UN’s top official — accepted this six-figure purse for his personal use. About three months later, Annan named Steiner, one of the judges who picked Annan for the prize, to head UNEP.

This is where Bolt ends his quotation from the article and fails to acknowledge, as the Rosett Report does that:

Annan, months after accepting the $500,000 prize, and weeks after the flap over his appointment of Steiner to UNEP, finally said he would turn over his fat cash prize to UN relief efforts.

Of course, the insinuation in the original article is clearly that Annan never intended to turn over the prize money. However, Bolt fails to even mention it.

When this deception was pointed out to Bolt he failed to post a correction or acknowledgement.

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