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British PSA Agency Tells Al Gore: You Lie

March 17, 2010

Well, maybe they didn’t say it directly to Al Gore, but I’m pretending that they did in my mind, because it pleases me immensely.

From NewsBusters:

A British agency has banned two government television ads for exaggerating the danger of global warming.

In what we would call public service announcements in the States, the Department of Energy and Climate Change actually used nursery rhymes to scare people into thinking England was in imminent peril as a result of Nobel Laureate Al Gore’s favorite money-making theory.

Hee hee. Banned! For totally made-up exaggerating. Oh, if only we could ban Al Gore himself!

As reported by BBC.com Wednesday:

Two posters juxtaposed adapted extracts from popular nursery rhymes with text that warned about the dangers of global warning.

One of the banned adverts read: “Rub a dub, three men in a tub, a necessary course of action due to flash flooding caused by climate change.”

And a second said Jack and Jill could not fetch a pail of water because extreme weather due to climate change had caused a drought.

The ASA upheld complaints against these two advertisements, saying a claim that “extreme weather events would become more frequent and intense” should have been phrased more tentatively.

It noted that predictions about the potential impact of global warming made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) “involved uncertainties” that had not been reflected in the adverts.

The advertising watchdog said the text accompanying the rhymes should have used more tentative language in both instances.

I would have banned them just for being totally lame and trite. They should have gone all out and said “Humpy Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall — BECAUSE THE ENTIRE EARTH DISAPPEARED!!!”

Plus, I guess Global Warming Alarmists don’t care about The Children, since they are willing to desecrate their nursery rhymes and try to frighten them.

A British judge already ruled that An Inconvenient Truth had a whole bunch of Inconvenient Lies. Now, if that movie is shown in British schools, they need to issue a disclaimer that it’s a political movie, thus has an agenda and they need to spell out the inaccuracies. Now, this ruling on the commercials. Is Britain finally seeing the light?

What are the lefties here going to do now? Since they love to copy fancy pants foreigners and all.

(Originally posted at iowntheworld. Cross-posted at Right Wing News and RedState)

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