Planet Green

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Cable Channel's Eco-Cred a Bit Overcooked

Programming on Planet Green 'dappled with incongruities'

(Newser) - Cable channel Planet Green spotlights the eco-friendly in everything, although its message is “dappled with incongruities,” Alessandra Stanley writes in the New York Times, “from an all-fats-allowed celebrity chef to advertisements that undermine the channel’s most heartfelt messages.” The chef in question is Emeril Legasse,... More »

Planet Green a 'Waste of Energy'

New network turns Earth into "lifestyle accessory"

(Newser) - Our era of eco-chic has borne bitter fruit: Watching the new cable network Planet Green is “an unforgivable waste of energy,” writes Troy Patterson in Slate. The Discovery Channel spinoff reduces environmentalism to a status symbol and bludgeons the viewer with inane condescension. “Eco-tainment” is king, with... More »

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