Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has pledged $10 billion toward the “Earth Fund” to combat climate change. $10 billion is nothing to sneeze at. But CNN’s chief climate correspondent — which is evidently an actual job at CNN — Bill Weir is sneezing like crazy:
“He’s worth 130 billion, what he is promising less than 8% … A company like this, to whom much is given, much is expected" pic.twitter.com/RWb5ushXld
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 18, 2020
Weir points out that what Bezos is pledging is “the equivalent of a median American of his age giving about $14,000.” We don’t know about you guys, but $14,000 seems pretty significant to us, particularly when the donor is under no moral obligation to give anything but is choosing to give.
Does Bill plan to give 8% of his net worth to one cause?
— commonsense (@commonsense258) February 18, 2020
Something tells us that the answer is no.
Meanwhile, Bill’s channeling of Bernie Sanders and suggesting that everything’s “been given” to Bezos as opposed to Bezos having worked his butt off for years to earn those billions by building a service that millions and millions of people use is disingenuous and downright pathetic.
"to whom much is given" what Jeff Bezos just held up his hand and was given money?
— Luuk van Egeraat (@LukeFromEggy) February 18, 2020
It’s never enough for the Left. That’s where people get it wrong. Give them an inch and they’ll ask for a mile.
— rebel millennial (@patriotic_giant) February 18, 2020