Wed, 2006-05-31 13:40Ross Gelbspan
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Bush's Chief Climate "Spinmaster" Tells Harper How It's Done

According to Bill Berkowitz, at Media Transparency, Frank Luntz has been keeping busy these days advising Canada's own Stephen Harper. Read the full story here.

Also interesting is this piece from the Kitchener Waterloo Record. It would seem we're not being terribly creative with our approach – read on to find out how Environment Minister Ambrose is using Luntz's tactics almost to the letter these days.

Tory Kyoto strategy mirrors U.S. plan
May 15, 2006

Tue, 2006-05-30 17:20Jim Hoggan
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Educated Majority is Still Losing the Climate Debate

A new Ipsos Reid poll reported in the Vancouver Sun shows that 39 percent of Canadiansdon’t support the science  behind global warming.

Tue, 2006-05-30 07:50Richard Littlemore
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Movie Week: Conspiracy Theorists Take Note

Conspiracy Theorists Take Note

Conspiracy Theorists Take NoteWe don't know anything about this movie aside from the trailer, but “Who Killed the Electric Car?” looks like a whodunit that will travel well with “An Inconvenient Truth.”



Tue, 2006-05-30 06:42Jim Hoggan
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National Post: Manipulating Rather Than Reporting the News

In the PR world, there are two kinds of public opinion polls: factfinders and manipulators.

You commission factfinding polls to get a legitimate idea of where the public stands on an issue. For example, if you are representing a brokerage house, you might commission a survey to find out whether (or how much) the Enron case will discourage people from putting their money in the market.

Mon, 2006-05-29 11:42Richard Littlemore
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Lionizing Skeptics: National Post Defends Endangered Species

In a front-page on Saturday, the Joseph Brean made a 2,500-word case that the handful of Canadian contrarians who are skeptical about climate change are swell guys who are getting a rough ride from a brainwashed media.

 

To his credit, Brean makes passing effort to address a couple of climate realities, but per policy, he carefully avoided speaking to any member of the scientific community who can easily debunk the skeptics' theories of clouds and solar forcings have caused the global warming that they can no longer deny.

 

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