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FACTSHEET: Marc Morano

DETAILS

Senior Staff Writer, CNSNews.com
director for the Republicans on the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

From 1992-96, Morano was a reporter and producer for Rush Limbaugh's television show. According to his CNSNews bio "He holds the distinction of being the first journalist in history to have his video camera seized by the Clinton White House while on assignment." When Morano worked as a reporter and producer for the Rush Limbaugh Television Show, he was known notoriously as Limbaugh's 'Man in Washington’. http://www.esquire.com/features/marc-morano-0410-2

Currrently runs the climate website ClimateDepot.com for the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, a conservative environmental think tank.

-Runs ClimateDepot.com for the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow -Communications director for the Republicans on the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, 2007-2009 -Launched a blog in 2007 on the Republicans on the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works website, promoting climate change skeptic views. -Former journalist with Cybercast News Service (CNS), which is owned by the conservative Media Research Center -Reporter and producer for the Rush Limbaugh Television Show, 1992-1996 -Former correspondent and producer for American Investigator

KEY QUOTES

22 May, 2010
“We now have more Americans believing in haunted houses than manmade global warming—that’s scientific progress.”
Source: NewsBusters

QUOTES

25 May, 2010
"The educated are very vulnerable to manmade climate fears, but ordinary people see right through them." [Richard Lindzen paraphrase]
Source: NewsBusters

DEEDS

22 November, 2002
Wrote an article entitled "Greens Praise ExxonMobil for Efforts to Save Tiger," which highlighted ExxonMobil's donations to tiger conservation efforts.
Source: CNSNews.com

Morano is a former journalist with Cybercast News Service (CNS), which is owned by the conservative Media Research Center. CNS and Morano were the first source in May 2004 of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth claims against John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election and in January 2006 of similar smears against Vietnam war veteran John Murtha.
Source: DeSmogBlog

According to SourceWatch, CNS and Morano were the first source of the "Swift Boat Veterans for Truth" campaign against presidential nominee Senator John Kerry. In the run up to the official launch of the Swiftboat campaign, Morano wrote, "[h]undreds of former commanders and military colleagues of presumptive Democratic nominee John Kerry are set to declare in a signed letter that he is 'unfit to be commander-in-chief."
Source: DeSmogBlog profile Marc Morano

EVENTS

Heartland Climate Conference 6
http://climateconference.heartland.org/about-2/speakers/
The relationship of Marc Morano to the event: Speaker

ORGANIZATIONS

Media Research Center
Source: CNSNews.com

Heartland Institute
Source: Heartland 2010 Climate Conference Speaker List

CFACT - Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow
Source: CFACT - Marc Morano

Senator James Inhofe's Office
Source: Sourcewatch - James Inhofe

SOURCES

CNSNews.com
http://www.cnsnews.com

DeSmogBlog
http://www.desmogblog.com/christopher-monckton

Heartland 2010 Climate Conference Speaker List
More than 70 speakers will make keynote presentations or participate in panel discussions at the Fourth International Conference on Climate Change, May 16-18, 2010 in Chicago.
http://www.heartland.org/events/2010Chicago/speakers.html

DeSmogBlog profile Marc Morano
http://www.desmogblog.com/marc-morano

NewsBusters
Jeff Poor, "Left on the Cutting Room Floor: Climate Depot's Marc Morano Takes on ABC News' Dan Harris," May 25, 2010, retrieved Feb. 2012.
http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/jeff-poor/2010/05/25/left-cutting-room-floor-climate-depots-marc-morano-takes-abc-news-dan-har

CFACT - Marc Morano
http://www.cfact.org/a/1698/CFACTs-Marc-Morano-recognized-for-outstanding-journalism

Sourcewatch - James Inhofe
http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=James_M._Inhofe