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Thursday, May 18, 2006

A message from your friendly local oil company...

You know, global warming is just hype. The planet's climate isn't changing, that's just what a bunch of scaremongering scientists want you to think.

At least that's what the Competitive Enterprise Institute, an oil-company-funded think tank, is telling us. They're airing two television commercials
to correct our misperceptions. "Carbon dioxide -- they call it pollution, we call it life." (I kid you not, this is the actual closing line of both of the ads.)

These are destined to be tomorrow's equivalent of hilariously false old-time cigarette ads. Or you might say that they already are.

(As is frequently the case, Talking Points Memo tipped me off to this.)

2 comments:

doug said...

Wow. Those would almost be funny if they were fake, which they almost seem to be. But no. All too real.

Some more suggested ads:

"Lead paint. They call it dangerous. We call it tasty."

"Cyanide. They call it dangerous. We call it a nutrient found in apples."

"Shark attacks. They call them dangerous. We call them invigorating."

"Arson. They call it dangerous. We call it free heat."

"Violent crime. They call it dangerous. We call it thinning the herd."

teague said...

Yeah, can you believe how off-the-wall they are? I can't believe they can take themselves seriously putting out that crap. I like your follow-ups...