Friday Follies Bonus: A Big ‘Oopsie’ From Greenpeace

By June 2, 2006Friday Follies

fridayfollies.jpgAs we mentioned here a week or so ago, the President went up to Pennsylvania to visit a nuclear plant. Well, it appears the the silly folks over at Greenpeace were ready for him, with protesters handing out a Greenpeace fact sheet. Only problem was, Greenpeace apparently forgot to proofread the “fact sheet”. And so it said:

“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].”

That’s right — the actual flyer that they handed out said, “[FILL IN ALARMIST AND ARMAGEDDONIST FACTOID HERE].” How funny is that? We’ve not really picked in Greenpeace since their founder defected and became a supporter of the nuclear movement and since a bunch of them got beat up by a bunch of petrol traders over in the UK a year or so ago.

Thanks to our buddy Eric McErlain over at the NEI blog for doing yeoman’s work on this story. Apparently, Greenpeace has lost it sense of humor over this and is not amused by the attention.

Anybody want to volunteer to be a proofreader over at the local Greenpeace office….?