From Private Eye (hat-tip):
"Panic stations at the Guardian this month where plans to become "the world's foremost media organisation for environmental coverage" as deputy editor Ian Kazt likes to tell staff, seem to have exploded like so much crude oil in a poorly-maintained refinery.
"First, the Independent on Sunday reported the boasts of Shell executives that they may have persuaded the Guardian to soften its line on the death of Ken Saro-Wiwa - a Nigerian environmentalist executed in 1995 for protesting at the exploitation of the Niger delta by the oil company. Then, at the Grauniads's ill-fated Climate Change Summit in London last week, protesters dressed as "greenwash detectors" handed round mock-ups of the paper pointing out that the event's main sponsor, E.ON, plans to build the UK's first new cola-fired power station for decades at Kingsnorth in Kent.
"Unabashed, the Guardian ran a glowing full-page interview with E-ON chief executive Paul Golby last Friday ("Energy boss strives to generate debate about green goals"), which omitted to mention that his company was bankrolling the Grauniad summit. Meanwhile Alan Rushbridger and fellow-executives were considering whether to publish an entire supplement sponsored by Shell.
"All of which is rather distressing for the paper's environmental icon George Monbiot, who only three weeks ago tried to assuage jaded readers with a blog posting titled: "Newspapers must stop taking advertising from environmental villains." And utterly mortifying for the Guardian's highly-paid "head of environment", Damian Carrington - who no longer seems to have much to head up."