Coinciding with the Gore-led climate change movie, An Inconvenient Truth, to be released, corporate propagandists are releasing 2, 60-second television commercials focused on “the alleged global warming crisis”.
From Lessig’s blog:
So the Gore movie will at least give lots of good and appropriate work to bloggers, as lots try to spin the story told by Gore. My favorite so far are two ads released by the Competitive Enterprise Institute. (Both are here.) The first is totally empty and hilarious, with the slogan (and who could make this up): CO2: They call it pollution. We call it life.
The second has more substance, charging the biased media with not reporting the fact that there were scientific studies showing that the ice caps were in fact thickening, not thinning. That claim has incited a strong rebuke from the scientist quoted in the ad:
â€œThese television ads are a deliberate effort to confuse and mislead the public about the global warming debate,â€ Davis said. â€œThey are selectively using only parts of my previous research to support their claims. They are not telling the entire story to the public.â€
CEI: They call it truth. Scientists call it lies.