Skip to comments.Greenpeace's fill-in-the-blank public relations meltdown [nuclear power]
Posted on 05/30/2006 9:45:52 AM PDT by grundle
Before President Bush touched down in Pennsylvania Wednesday to promote his nuclear energy policy, the environmental group Greenpeace was mobilizing.
"This volatile and dangerous source of energy" is no answer to the country's energy needs, shouted a Greenpeace fact sheet decrying the "threat" posed by the Limerick reactors Bush visited.
But a factoid or two later, the Greenpeace authors were stumped while searching for the ideal menacing metaphor.
We present it here exactly as it was written, capital letters and all: "In the twenty years since the Chernobyl tragedy, the world's worst nuclear accident, there have been nearly [FILL IN ALARMIST AND ARMAGEDDONIST FACTOID HERE]."
Had Greenpeace been hacked by a nuke-loving Bush fan? Or was this proof of Greenpeace fear-mongering?
The aghast Greenpeace spokesman who issued the memo, Steve Smith, said a colleague was making a joke by inserting the language in a draft that was then mistakenly released.
"Given the seriousness of the issue at hand, I don't even think it's funny," Smith said.
The final version did not mention Armageddon. It just warned of plane crashes and reactor meltdowns.
Beats getting a real job...
Check this out. Very Manbearpig-ish.
You know you're in bad shape when France can clean your clock.
You're not serial.
Even Greenpeace founders disavow the organization they started.
Nature vs. Politics (by Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore)
Greenpeace founder now promotes nuclear energy and genetically modified foods
And it's the same thing with MAD. The founder was kicked out of what she started!
Nuclear age or stone age...take you pick
This is a hoot!
Of course, its the same fill-in-the-blanks-format that the Democrats use:
"In the six years that Bush has been President, the President with the lowest approval rating ever, there have been nearly [FILL IN ALARMIST AND ARMAGEDDONIST FACTOID HERE]."