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Image 1 - Controversial Ad Campaign Costs Climate Skeptics Group Partnerships
2012-05-07 03:54:39

The fallout over the Heartland Institute's controversial, short-lived billboard campaign comparing climate change advocates with infamous terrorists, murderers and cult leaders continued over the weekend, as former partners moved to distance themselves from the skeptics' group. According to Leo Hickman of the Guardian, British multinational alcoholic beverage company Diageo, a former supporter of the organization, announced that they would no longer provide funds to the thinktank. A...

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2012-05-05 07:51:16

A Chicago-based, conservative and libertarian think tank has told the Washington Post that they are going to abandon a brief but controversial advertising campaign which claimed that "the most prominent advocates of global warming aren´t scientists. They are murderers, tyrants, and madmen.” According to reporter Jason Samenow's original report, the Heartland Institute, a group which promotes climate skepticism, launched a digital billboard campaign featuring Ted Kaczynski, aka...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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