17 May '12, 10pm

The Billboard Wars, Chapter 2: The media company that accepted the conservative Heartland Institute's controvers...

Billboard Wars, Chapter 2 (or Is It 3?) By RACHEL NUWER Forecast the Facts A group that campaigns against climate change skepticism says that Clear Channel rejected its billboard ad, an ironic play on an ad from the conservative Heartland Institute. Chicago commuters have all the fun. Two weeks ago, there was the Heartland Institute ’s Unabomber billboard likening a belief in climate change to psychopathy. This week, those stuck in traffic missed out on one larger-than-life retort to the Heartland campaign but will get to view another. Forecast the Facts , a campaign devoted to accuracy and integrity in weather monitoring, had hoped to advertise in the exact same spot in an ironic format mimicking the Heartland ad. The Heartland billboard had depicted Theodore J. Kaczynski, who killed three people and wounded 23 with mail bombs, alongside the red-lettered words: “I still b...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/17/the-billboard-w...

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