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British PSA Agency Tells Al Gore: You Lie

Home - by - March 17, 2010 - 15:13 America/New_York - 20 Comments

Well, maybe they didn’t say it directly to Al Gore, but I’m pretending that they did in my mind, because it pleases me immensely.

From NewsBusters:

A British agency has banned two government television ads for exaggerating the danger of global warming.

In what we would call public service announcements in the States, the Department of Energy and Climate Change actually used nursery rhymes to scare people into thinking England was in imminent peril as a result of Nobel Laureate Al Gore’s favorite money-making theory.

Hee hee. Banned! For totally made-up exaggerating. Oh, if only we could ban Al Gore himself!

As reported by BBC.com Wednesday:

Two posters juxtaposed adapted extracts from popular nursery rhymes with text that warned about the dangers of global warning.

One of the banned adverts read: “Rub a dub, three men in a tub, a necessary course of action due to flash flooding caused by climate change.”

And a second said Jack and Jill could not fetch a pail of water because extreme weather due to climate change had caused a drought.

The ASA upheld complaints against these two advertisements, saying a claim that “extreme weather events would become more frequent and intense” should have been phrased more tentatively.

It noted that predictions about the potential impact of global warming made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) “involved uncertainties” that had not been reflected in the adverts.

The advertising watchdog said the text accompanying the rhymes should have used more tentative language in both instances.

I would have banned them just for being totally lame and trite. They should have gone all out and said “Humpy Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall — BECAUSE THE ENTIRE EARTH DISAPPEARED!!!”

Plus, I guess Global Warming Alarmists don’t care about The Children, since they are willing to desecrate their nursery rhymes and try to frighten them.

A British judge already ruled that An Inconvenient Truth had a whole bunch of Inconvenient Lies. Now, if that movie is shown in British schools, they need to issue a disclaimer that it’s a political movie, thus has an agenda and they need to spell out the inaccuracies. Now, this ruling on the commercials. Is Britain finally seeing the light?

What are the lefties here going to do now? Since they love to copy fancy pants foreigners and all.

» 20 Comments

  1. Tim

    March 17th, 2010

    Maybe Europe will wake up.

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  2. mark

    March 17th, 2010

    Europe just might wake up becuase their media has been shamed into getting involved.

    They have destroyed the AGW argument so far and are still working at it. If East Anglia ever gives up all their info this thing will be over … at least over there.

    I’m afraid we have years and years to go until we have a similar wide spread awakening.

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  4. Moe Tom

    March 17th, 2010

    Ah Lori. Ah Yes. SCHADENFREUDE. I too would love to see that fuddermucker squirm, and squirm.

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  5. Rick Schroeder

    March 17th, 2010

    That’s Dr. Gore.

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  6. My2Cents

    March 17th, 2010

    …as Obama is about to turn his attention to ramming-through cap-and-trade.

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  7. jclady

    March 17th, 2010

    I yearn for the return of the USA being ahead of the UK on socialistic issues… :(

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  8. cakes

    March 17th, 2010

    Europe will wake up to global warming just in time to be taken over completely by the Islamists. It is so sad.

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  9. Alpha Maser

    March 17th, 2010

    testing 1, 2, 3…

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  10. Alpha Maser

    March 17th, 2010

    Sorry, for the “testing 1,2,3″ but my posts to illust8rs post keep failing???

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  11. Wyatt AARP

    March 17th, 2010

    A further public service:

    Mary had a little lamb,
    she kept it in the snow.
    She trusted Gore’s warming claims
    but it froze to death, you know.

    Thank me later.

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  12. Zonga

    March 17th, 2010

    The bottom is falling out of the US carbon trading market, it was expected to amount to 2 trillion dollars a year (for the middle men.) JP Morgan and other banks are losing on carbon investments.

    Stand by for a carbon bailout.

    Enron invented carbon trading. No lie.

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  13. cakes

    March 17th, 2010

    Zonga, I think one of the original attorneys or a climatologist that was hired by Enron for that very project has been making the talk show rounds- he has a book about the scam of AGW. Interesting, isn’t it?

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  15. Jenny

    March 17th, 2010

    Ooooooh, pleases me immensely too, for them to tell Algore he lies. Also I fantasize that they tell him he’s ugly and Tipper dresses him funny.

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  16. had enuf mike

    March 17th, 2010

    The Science is Settled, OwlGore is a liar !

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  17. Zonga

    March 17th, 2010

    Cakes, apparently the bum has figured out how to cash in anyway, now that his carbon trading days are over.

    The EPA is being sued from several directions over the (O’bambam) decision to label C02 a pollutant.

    There are so many ways to bring this government down, I hope we don’t have to wait much longer.

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  18. Zonga

    March 17th, 2010

    http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article.aspx?id=527378

    There is a photo of the Dr. of Lies at the link. He looks like a man who is about to stroke out.

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  20. Corona

    March 17th, 2010

    Once again, is Britain, in its force or fury, going to have to show America how to do things right? Again?

    Comon’!

    But thanks Britannia.

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