The dumbest thing ever on TV. Ever. (video)
Of the Competitive Enterprise Institute's (aka, ExxonMobile's paid shills -- to the tune of $2 million since 1998) new spots on global warming, We Call it Life, trampoline writes that "This is the most amazing thing I have seen in a very long time."
I say it's the dumbest.
Quibbles aside (and his jump shot is better than mine...), it's a pathetic case of lying justified by deep pockets.
The ads, like a joke from a second-rate sci-fi flick, feature a bunch of all-american situations where CO2 helps our lives -- as though advocates of conservation are lobbying for a return to the stone age. Politicians who seek to do something about global warming HATE YOUR FAMILIES!!
It is clever though -- the ads don't explicitly dispute global warming (over which there is no dispute) but rather seek to reframe the debate over CO2. Poor CO2 is being demonized by hippy liberals...
Clearly, the talking points are making the rounds as paid blowhard Sterling Burnett used the CO2 scam on Fox last week as well...
These ads are playing in 14 markets. Networks rejected ads from the United Church of Christ advocating for Jesus' inclusiveness and from USAction's opposition to Bush's malpractice legislation but they accept dishonest propaganda like this?
Everyone associated with CEI should be deeply ashamed and my sincerest hope is that when they encounter sleeping difficulties and inexplicable aches and pains later in life they look no further than their work with this silly little coin-op ideas-for-sale tinker-toy sham. (RCFYA)
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