[internetworkers] Competitive Enterprise Institute
michael at czeiszperger.org
Thu Jun 15 12:24:08 EDT 2006
On Jun 14, 2006, at 11:26 PM, Shea Tisdale wrote:
> I saw this on John Stewart’s show and I thought it was a joke, but
> then I went and took a look. The CEI has taken aim at Gore and his
> movie tour and create some ads telling us about our friend CO2.
> They have another ad that is about global warming too.
Its exactly the same thing that happened with cigarets. There was
"research" by Tobacco-funded groups showing that cigarets were safe,
personal attacks on anti-smoking groups, and then finally after
decades the admission that "everyone knows smoking causes cancer, but
its a personal choice".
The current debate is being framed largely as a cultural war, which
could potentially backfire for the industry lobbies if handled
carefully. In my opinion environmental concerns, despite the
rhetoric, cuts across cultural wars. For example, avid conservative
hunters want to preserve habitat, and even the most rabid anti-
environmental conservative doesn't want pollution in their own
michael at czeiszperger dot org
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