Here’s an encouraging development to ponder on a dreary Wednesday: Yet another corporate front group masquerading as a “think tank” is under heavy fire. This time it’s the Heartland Institute, a Chicago-based group of market-fundamentalist Hooverites.
Recently, these knuckleheads took their absurd global warming denial activities to a new and embarrassing level by launching a billboard campaign that attempted to link people who care about the planet’s health and survival to Ted Kaczinski, the “Unabomber.”
Happily, as this story points out, this was singularly dumb move:
The Heartland Institute’s failed billboard campaign attacking the existence of climate change is driving a surge of corporate donors to abandon the group and prompting a mutiny among its Washington-based staff, which is decamping for less volatile surroundings, according to sources. Read More