The whole purpose of the story was a partisan hit job. They set up this guy, Dr. Singer, under the context of a news story then tried to wax him.
I find it interesting that they attacked him for taking a check from Exxon. I wonder how many checks Exxon and other big oil companies send to ABC for advertising each year. Are we to assume ABC is in on big oil corruption. On top of that ABC News makes a killing through pharmaceutical company advertising. Shouldn't we consider this a conflict of interests when it comes to reporting on them?
Also it is interesting they gave Kert Davis, a greenpeace activist, a free shot at Dr. Singer by allowing him to unload everything and the kitchen sink at him without any challenge to his claims. Greenpeace is on the far fringe left that often times finds itself on the other side of the law. Since when did their word become gold?