- Posted October 8, 2012 by
New York City, New York
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Palm Oil: Do Sean Whyte and the Daily Mail do truth?
Put this weary trope from the Daily Mail, one dog-eared from overuse: “Heartrending moment tiny, terrified orangutan baby is plucked to safety after he and his mother were found starving” in his hands and the pimply adolescent in Whyte with his penchant for hot air balloon rides goes into hyperbolic overdrive!
The story from the Daily Mail was mischievous by itself. Supplied with photographs of a terrified baby orangutan whose mother had just been shot out of a tree in a wooded patch with tranquilizer darts for relocation purposes by Hanna Adcock who was making a film for the Sumatran Orangutan Society, the Daily Mail reporter contrives to tear his teeth into palm oil blaming it for everything, short of starting World War 3!
Any objective observer would understand that all baby wildlife would be terrified of any approaching adult human per se, what more one who had just seen its mother shot out of a tree with tranquilizer darts! This story certainly spoke volumes of the closed loop where the Daily Mail reporter and others of his ilk resides! In any event, it was highly unethical and irresponsible for the reporter to attempt to paint a darker picture than is actually the case.
However to Whyte this was manna from heaven! This represented an opportunity to exercise his verbal acrobatics to punt the story into cuckoo land! Writing to Free Malaysia Today using the pseudonym DB (how very cryptic that the initials should also form the acronym for Data Bank?), Whyte proceeds to apply his intuitive talent to turn the terrified baby orangutan into a terrified baby orangutan orphan!
It would have been facetious if it hadn’t come from Whyte aka DB aka Dolly Parton ad infinitum! But this man needs help and nothing can help the Daily Mail unless they see the actual words used by Whyte and I quote: “Orangutans are being harmed and killed on palm oil plantations in Sabah. The photo shows a beaten, bloody and dead orangutan and this persecuted ape was killed for ‘daring’ to venture into a palm oil plantation. This photo, along with an equally distressing one of the victim’s very young offspring looking traumatised and shocked by the killing of her Mother, was taken by a brave plantation worker in Sabah. What more proof does anyone need that the killing of orangutans goes on there? Orangutans are slaughtered in Kalimantan so why not Malaysian Borneo?”
Is it mere coincidence that both the Daily Mail and Whyte should run stories containing lies, so craven and demagogic as to make them simultaneously offensive and moronic?
We don’t know about the Daily Mail, but Sean Whyte has been called out by Italian civil libertarian group, Libertiamo as one of the principal beneficiaries of the largesse of the EU Commission (EC), which had poured in millions of Euros into the bank accounts of "environmental" outfits like Nature Alert to do the very thing that the EC had thrown the book at Microsoft Corp. for - violating the EU's competition laws, and WTO Rules to boot!
Says Libertiamo, the reason behind the EC’s bizarre funding of environmental NGOs is to carry out vicious anti-palm oil campaigns that they are aware are based on false and manufactured evidence – to prevent competition against the EU’s own edible oil industries such as rapeseed and sunflower oil!
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