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Absurd and Offensive

04 May 2012  |   Lea Brumfield

The Heartland Institute has launched their most offensive campaign yet. The climate-denier thinktank has placed a series of billboards around Chicago comparing anyone who believes in global warming to mass murderers and terrorists in what the UK Guardian calls “possibly one of the most ill-judged poster campaigns in the history of ill-judged poster campaigns.”

The group’s own press release veers into absurdism:

Billboards in Chicago paid for by The Heartland Institute point out that some of the world’s most notorious criminals say they “still believe in global warming” – and ask viewers if they do, too…

The billboard series features Ted Kaczynski, the infamous Unabomber; Charles Manson, a mass murderer; and Fidel Castro, a tyrant. Other global warming alarmists who may appear on future billboards include Osama bin Laden and James J. Lee (who took hostages inside the headquarters of the Discovery Channel in 2010).

More on this outrageous campaign from Climate Progress and Media Matters for America.



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