Ah, yes. The Heartland Institute. A monument to budding astroturfers everywhere.
Heard about their latest billboard campaign?
In opening the campaign, Heartland had said that Mr. Kaczynski would not be the only persona gazing down on Chicago’s commuters. Among his brethren would be Charles Manson, Fidel Castro, Osama bin Laden and James J. Lee, the institute said.
The institute chose to feature “some of the world’s most notorious killers” on the billboards “because what these murderers and madmen have said differs very little from what spokespersons for the United Nations, journalists for the ‘mainstream’ media and liberal politicians say about global warming,” Heartland said at its Web site.
The institute’s site did acknowledge that “not all global warming alarmists are murderers and tyrants.”
So we got that going for us.
Which is nice.
(h/t: KK, via email)