A Well-Oiled Propaganda Machine

By August 29, 2007Global Warming

Al Gore at a forum in Singapore, bemoaning debate:

There has been an organized campaign, financed to the tune of about $10 million a year from some of the largest carbon polluters, to create the impression that there is disagreement in the scientific community…In actuality, there is very little disagreement.

And from Advertising Age, “Madison Ave. Warms to Climate Change — Shops Vie for Al Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection Biz”:

[Now] one of the most hotly contended pitches out there is for the Alliance for Climate Protection, the organization formed last year by Al Gore.

Four elite agencies — Crispin Porter & Bogusky, Bartle Bogle Hegarty, the Martin Agency and Y&R — are squaring off for the business and are expected to present to the former vice president himself early next month, according to executives familiar with the review. The budget for the “historic, three-to-five-year, multimedia global campaign,” as the request for proposals puts it, is contingent on how much money the alliance raises. Media spending will likely be more than $100 million a year.

So, Al’s propaganda machine is 10 times as oleaginous. And he’s complaining about being challenged?

(Hat tip: Ken Green at Planet Gore.)

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