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World's top PR companies rule out working with climate deniers
The Guardian ^ | August 4, 2014 | By Suzanne Goldenberg and Nishad Karim

Posted on 08/04/2014 10:44:30 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

Some of the world’s top PR companies have for the first time publicly ruled out working with climate change deniers, marking a fundamental shift in the multi-billion dollar industry that has grown up around the issue of global warming.

Public relations firms have played a critical role over the years in framing the debate on climate change and its solutions – as well as the extensive disinformation campaigns launched to block those initiatives.

Now a number of the top 25 global PR firms have told the Guardian they will not represent clients who deny man-made climate change, or take campaigns seeking to block regulations limiting carbon pollution. Companies include WPP, Waggener Edstrom (WE) Worldwide, Weber Shandwick, Text100, and Finn Partners.

“We would not knowingly partner with a client who denies the existence of climate change,” said Rhian Rotz, spokesman for WE.

Weber Shandwick would also not take any campaign to block regulations cutting carbon emissions or promoting renewable energy. “We would not support a campaign that denies the existence and the threat posed by climate change, or efforts to obstruct regulations cutting greenhouse gas emissions and/or renewable energy standards,” spokeswoman Michelle Selesky said. . .

(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News
KEYWORDS: academicbias; achillwind; bigmedia; censorship; corporateliberalism; criminalconspiracy; cultureofcorruption; denialofservice; discrimination; followthemoney; lyingliars; paidshills; thoughtcrime
If all the "climate deniers" were to boycott and complain to the clients of these firms they would turn on a dime.
1 posted on 08/04/2014 10:44:30 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

This is a great opportunity for some upstart company to become one of the world’s future top PR firms.

These people are losing, and once Mark Steyn finally gets Michael Mann under oath that will only accelerate.


2 posted on 08/04/2014 10:50:00 AM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I would bet that this is because the liberal pols threatened to go elsewhere.

This is a great opportunity for a PR man to start is own agency.


3 posted on 08/04/2014 10:50:09 AM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: Junk Silver
Exactly right! It's not as if there are huge barriers-to-entry for propaganda (ahem) PR firms.
4 posted on 08/04/2014 10:54:18 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA (qu)
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To: Junk Silver

Exact;y what I was thinking... a great opportunity for an upstart to fill a very large niche. Just like Fox News did.


5 posted on 08/04/2014 10:56:01 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Soros’ billions have clout
6 posted on 08/04/2014 10:56:40 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: Brad from Tennessee

“F” them. This is why I will not use, purchase, contribute, listen to, watch, wear, eat or participate in many everyday things. And I am very happy and adapt at living my life.


7 posted on 08/04/2014 10:58:18 AM PDT by Pilated
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To: Brad from Tennessee
It's almost like "climate change" is a religious cult or something.
8 posted on 08/04/2014 10:58:24 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
“We would not knowingly partner with a client who denies the existence of climate change,”

Stupid stupid stupid! Climate change has always happened and always will as long as the Earth exists and has a temperature >0K

9 posted on 08/04/2014 10:59:27 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: Junk Silver

Exactly so. What the hell is wrong with these people?


10 posted on 08/04/2014 11:00:41 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
As it is, the whole ‘global warming’ thing is bought and paid-for.

What a giant step backwards for science... the same people who whine about how Copernicus, Pasteur, Columbus, etc were challenged in their lives!!

11 posted on 08/04/2014 11:02:29 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

“We would not knowingly partner with a client who denies the existence of a flat Earth”

Portuguese Free Press (1492)
(The time that they refused to run an ad for Columbus)


12 posted on 08/04/2014 11:06:37 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Brad from Tennessee

TRANSLATION:

We refuse to speak the truth despite what Science says.


13 posted on 08/04/2014 11:07:57 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Public relations firms have played a critical role over the years in framing the debate on climate change and its solutions

"Science" at work.

14 posted on 08/04/2014 11:11:40 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
Exactly right! It's not as if there are huge barriers-to-entry for propaganda (ahem) PR firms.

Huge barriers exist unless you enjoy the sound of one hand clapping. PR firms wage campaigns in free media to change perceptions on issues, and nearly all media are on the AGW bandwagon. For instance the L.A. Times won't even publish letters to the editor that challenge Al Gore Warming.

If some wildly rich benefactor was willing to finance a paid commercial campaign it might make some inroads. But the giant main stream media, greedy though they are, would likely refuse to print/air such advertising. Fox would air commercials like that but it reaches viewers who generally don't need convincing -- one hand clapping.

15 posted on 08/04/2014 11:13:48 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: PATRIOT1876

Anyone want to wager if Republicans take the senate this will change? All I know is if I was elected Preisent in 2016, I would make it very very expensive for PR firms to operate, to a point where they would have to shut their doors.

Then again, my plan would be to force every newspaper company to close their doors due to the killing of trees which suck up CO2. Of course there would be waivers to the Washington Times and other newspapers who are fair and balanced.(shhhhhhh)


16 posted on 08/04/2014 11:15:24 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (GM is dead and Al Queada is alive.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

We have determined,
This is all about PR.
Duly noted, sir...


17 posted on 08/04/2014 11:15:30 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (Health Care Haiku: If You Have a Right / To the Labor I Provide / I Must Be Your Slave)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I wonder if these PR companies are somehow connected to the Nazi spin machine that said there are no gas chambers.

They are in league with Government Supremacists and are clearly the children of Goebbels


18 posted on 08/04/2014 11:16:31 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I didn’t know that “climate deniers” needed PR firms.


19 posted on 08/04/2014 11:18:18 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Nobody is denying the fact of climate change. Changes over time ever since the Earth was formed. Sometimes it is less benign than it is now, other times it is a world-wide paradise with warm temperatures and ice-free oceans everywhere.

However, the consensus about what constitutes an “ideal” climate has still not been defined. Is it “warm everywhere”, is it “cold everywhere”, and what defines “warm” or “cold”?

And that is only the first part of the controversy, determining what the “right” climate should be. The other part, is what CAUSES climate to change? Some rather energetic types have claimed on the basis of some computer model that may or may not have been properly programmed, that activities of humanity constitute the one and sole source of any changes that cause global climate change/warming/cooling. And yet, this claim is backed up with nothing more than some vague assertion based on shaky “science” that has never been demonstrated to be reproduced in any laboratory in the world.


20 posted on 08/04/2014 11:23:40 AM PDT by alloysteel (Most people become who they promised they would never be.)
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To: Bernard Marx

Good points, I agree — to a point. I was going to mention the AGW bias in the MSM — which has meant an easy ride for any PR firms on the AGW side. The real challenge has been getting the “denier’s* side out.

Fortunately, the MSM are no longer the only open communications channel. If they won’t carry the message, there are alternatives, such as the “blogosphere”. But, you’re right — it won’t be easy.

Still, this is an opportunity for upstarts.


21 posted on 08/04/2014 11:24:10 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA (qu)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Re: “Public relations firms have played a critical role over the years in framing the debate on climate change and its solutions – as well as the extensive disinformation campaigns launched to block those initiatives.”

I read the whole, rather long, article.

Only one “denier” PR firm is discussed.

That firm works for the American Petroleum Institute, but no examples of “disinformation” are provided.

All the other PR firms in the article are avid supporters of global warming “science,” carbon taxes, alternate energy projects, and stricter environmental laws.

“The Guardian” has no understanding of - or interest in - the fact that 99% of “deniers” get ALL their information from independently funded Conservative websites.

PR firms funded by oil companies have no impact at all on the “Denier vs. Warming” debate.


22 posted on 08/04/2014 11:29:28 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Brad from Tennessee

FASCISM_PING!


23 posted on 08/04/2014 11:34:55 AM PDT by The Duke ("Forgiveness is between them and God, it's my job to arrange the meeting.")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
It's almost like "climate change" is a religious cult or something.

Not almost, it IS a religious cult.

24 posted on 08/04/2014 11:35:00 AM PDT by polymuser ( Enough is enough.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

So if Christian bakers can be forced to bake a cake for a gay wedding, I would think that PR firms can be forced to accept “climate change deniers” as clients.


25 posted on 08/04/2014 11:53:06 AM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Michelle, I believe in climate change, I don't believe humans have any control over it.
Ever hear of the four seasons Michelle?
My ancestors did not cause it.
Try cracking open a book called The Bible. You'll find your culprit for that and more right there.
26 posted on 08/04/2014 12:00:38 PM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Traitors and Nazi sympathizers. ..


27 posted on 08/04/2014 12:06:22 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: alloysteel
The idea that Lefties can control "climate change" by controlling the people they hate is rather convenient, isn't it?
28 posted on 08/04/2014 12:08:12 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Fist time I've seen one of these since the 1960's. Non-Believers are now the new blacks.


29 posted on 08/04/2014 12:14:31 PM PDT by Iron Munro (It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government --- Thomas Paine)
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To: Junk Silver
This is a great opportunity for some upstart company to become one of the world’s future top PR firms.

Yup. Somewhere out there a bunch of Don Drapers have just started licking their chops.


30 posted on 08/04/2014 12:17:27 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Why can't they be forced to take clients who are global warming deniers? Cake bakers are forced to produce product for the gays against their will. Why is this any different?
31 posted on 08/04/2014 12:53:42 PM PDT by RBW in PA
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Goody.

An opportunity for a PR firm who isn’t intimidated by frozen faced Cultural Marxists trying to silence opposition to their nonsense extortion gigs.


32 posted on 08/04/2014 1:30:12 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: MarineBrat
Climate change has always happened and always will as long as the Earth exists and has a temperature

Exactly. But they want us to believe it is all the fault of evil mankind.

33 posted on 08/04/2014 1:55:40 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To win the country back, we need to be as mean as the libs say we are.)
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To: Junk Silver; old curmudgeon

My thoughts exactly and why liberals hate the free market. It just doesn’t tolerate bad ideas.


34 posted on 08/04/2014 2:08:14 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Brad from Tennessee; GeronL; Slings and Arrows

I call “discrimination”.


35 posted on 08/04/2014 2:30:35 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: a fool in paradise

If you don’t yell “Burn the witch!” loudly enough, the mob might think you are one.


36 posted on 08/04/2014 2:45:04 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Your Daddy Was Drunk and Your Mama Was Lonely" - http://youtu.be/4HYy62qiOwA)
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To: a fool in paradise

any PR company that takes up the AGW clients will be put out of business by the left


37 posted on 08/04/2014 2:53:08 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
The AGW debate is now all about the PR. The Global Warmists Global Changers Global Distupters have decided the science is settled. Now the just have to promote their agenda and ignore any evidence that they don't agree with.
38 posted on 08/04/2014 3:37:38 PM PDT by eggman (End the Obama occupation of the White House!)
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To: Sergio
So if Christian bakers can be forced to bake a cake for a gay wedding, I would think that PR firms can be forced to accept “climate change deniers” as clients.

Christian T-Shirt Company Faces Boycott & Investigation for Declining Service to Gay Pride Group (Mar. 29, 2012)

Fascist corporations have made their Leftard allegiance known.

39 posted on 08/04/2014 9:57:39 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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