So ABC will take millions of dollars from oil companies to run misleading energy ads, but they refuse to run one truthful ad from the Alliance for Climate Protection’s Repower America:
Oil company ads — check. Ads from Republicans filled with lies about drilling — check. Some of the most outrageous and lascivious TV shows on prime time — check. Truth-telling ad — too risky. Here are the words too shocking for the American public to hear:
The solution to our climate crisis seems simple.
Repower America with wind and solar.
End our dependence on foreign oil. A stronger economy.
So why are we still stuck with dirty and expensive energy?
Because big oil spends hundreds of millions of dollars to block clean energy.
Lobbyists, ads, even scandals.
All to increase their profits, while America suffers.
Breaking big oil’s lock on our government …
Now that’s change.
We’re the American people and we approve this message.
Tell ABC they’re wrong (click here).
One tiny quibble with the ad: The American people did not write or approve this message. If they had, then there wouldn’t have been the need for such an ad in the first place. The ad is directed to the public, not from it. Yes, it’s a “cute” tag line — but it isn’t true. And I think that subtly undercuts the message — that this ad is telling truth to power.
But this it is only a tiny quibble, when you compare this to ad to the outrageous energy lies in many ads that ABC and the other networks run.
Shame on ABC.
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