Not condescending at all - I would make the same post regardless of who I was replying to. The post I quoted intimated that National Geographic was a credible, non-biased organization.
We obviously read things differently. Allison's post didn't intimate that to me at all. Just that maybe their article might give pause.
That is not true...they are credible, but they are also biased. Whether the statement was made by a conservative or liberal is irrelevant. If you don't believe me, ask the OP, who is a conservative with whom I agree most of the time, but with whom I have also disagreed with on occasion.
As to the second part, I am not sure what you are pointing out. I have been an environmentalist all my life, but make a distinction between being a rational environmentalist and being a wacko irrational one. There is a major difference between the two...one is science based and the other is irrational emotion based, and I would not want to be grouped with the latter. If you have a problem with that, so be it...there is nothing wrong or codescending about saying thanks for posting the alert, I am interested in such things, and will check it out...
Your opinion of NG is fine with me. Everyone has a right to their own opinions.
You wrote: “I don't follow treehugger news very much, but need to look into this, as I certainly would oppose the operations if the environmental impact were as negative as presented. I'm not a "save the whales" wacko, but am a concerned rational environmentalist…”
This is the what I was referring to in my comment about the second part.
My bad I guess.
Overall, the need to label people, things, or organizations overtly draws attention to that fact, and reads condescending sometimes to those of us who don‘t feel the need to use labels.
Most of us are aware of what the labels mean and you can rest assured, you would never be mistaken for an emotional irrational environmentalist.
I wasn’t commenting about your saying thanks for the info, nor did I mean to imply that it was wrong or condescending to say thanks for the info. I’m a tad bit smarter than that.