Who’s placing adverts and running campaigns, and who’s paying for them?

Posted by Tim Ireland at 20 September 2006

Category: Consume!

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Guardian – Royal Society tells Exxon: stop funding climate change denial: Britain’s leading scientists have challenged the US oil company ExxonMobil to stop funding groups that attempt to undermine the scientific consensus on climate change. In an unprecedented step, the Royal Society, Britain’s premier scientific academy, has written to the oil giant to demand that the company withdraws support for dozens of groups that have “misrepresented the science of climate change by outright denial of the evidence”. The scientists also strongly criticise the company’s public statements on global warming, which they describe as “inaccurate and misleading”.

Oh, they’re doing more than that… here’s something I meant to blog a while ago…

The Raw Story – Republican firm hired by Exxon exposed as Gore documentary spoofer

But feel free to keep ignoring the men behind the green curtain.


  1. goatchurch says

    Finally someone is shovelling up this toxic waste and ramming it down the throats of the companies like Exxon who have paid for it.It should definitely be part of reporter’s ethics to take these think-tanks’ carefully crafted lies back to the corporations who paid for it, and ask them to publically agree with it or condemn it.Sure, they have a right to disagree with it. Paying a think-tank is just like voting — you can choose to disagree with the policies (eg torture and invading other countries) — but it is a fundamentally fair question to pose if that’s where their money or votes are going.

  2. james_q says

    I think the Australian Political Scientist, Alex Carey, put it very well when he wrote: “The twentieth century has been characterised by three developments of great political importance: the growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.”

  3. Lobster Blogster says

    Interesting mention for APCO in George Monbiot’s Guardian article, who proposed to set up “a national coalition intended to educate the media, public officials and the public about the dangers of ‘junk science’ … ” for tobacco firm Philip Morris.http://environment.guardian.co.uk/climatechange/story/0,,1875762,00.htmlLo and behold APCO are the sponsors for Iain Dale’s Guide to UK Political Blogging.http://iaindale.blogspot.com/2006/09/exclusive-guide-to-uk-political.html

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