Heartland Pulls Billboard Comparing Warming Science to Mass Murder
"Drivers moving along Chicago’s inbound Eisenhower Expressway on Friday may have been surprised to see Ted Kaczynski, the so-called Unabomber, staring at them from a massive billboard. 'I still believe in global warming. Do you?' the billboard read in large maroon letters. Just below was the Web address www.heartland.org. Hours later, the digital billboard was gone. It seems that the ad campaign, sponsored by the conservative Heartland Institute, had bombed."
"'We know that our billboard angered and disappointed many of Heartland’s friends and supporters, but we hope they understand what we were trying to do with this experiment,' the institute said late Friday afternoon said in a statement. 'We do not apologize for running the ad, and we will continue to experiment with ways to communicate the ‘realist’ message on the climate.'"
"Global Warming Deniers Mount Ad Campaign Calculated To Outrage" (Los Angeles Times/Dan Turner)
"Climate Wars Heat Up With Pulled Unabomber Billboards" (USA TODAY)
"From the Heartland: Schoolchildren, Climate, and... Mass Murder?" (Huffington Post/Shawn Lawrence Otto)
"An Open Letter to State Farm About Climate Denial" (Huffington Post/Shawn Lawrence Otto)
"Heartland Institute Launches Campaign Linking Terrorism, Murder, And Global Warming Belief" (WashPost/Capital Weather Gang/Jason Samenow)
"Heartland Takes Heat Over Billboard" (Chicago Tribune)
"Microsoft Fail: Computer Company Criticizes Heartland But Won't Withhold Future Support" (DeSmogBlog/Richard Littlemore)
"Will Heartland Institute's Corporate Funders Tacitly Endorse Comparing Climate Realists to bin Laden and the Unabomber?" (DeSmogBlog/Brendan DeMelle)