Thursday, June 18, 2009

Sarkozy: Nuclear is dead (?!)

Sarkozy nuclear is deadWe tip our hats to the savvy marketing peeps at Greenpeace for generating lots of internet buzz this morning about their spoofed edition of the International Herald Tribune. From the AFP,

Greenpeace supporters handed out mock copies of the International Herald Tribune in several countries Thursday to press world leaders to agree on ambitious efforts to tackle climate change.

The eight-page mock-up included everything from an environmentally friendly Garfield comic strip to a horoscope (Sagittarius: 'There is a limit to what you can do with the resources available to you').
This below-the-fold (beyond the pale?) article caught our eye, "Sarkozy: Nuclear is dead."

While it might be fun to reciprocate in kind, and create a spoofed news article with a headline that read, "Greenpeace Embraces Nuclear Energy," we remember that the founder of Greenpeace, Patrick Moore, and the former head of Greenpeace UK, Stephen Tindale, already have.

1 comment:

Brian Mays said...

Why do we need to spoof Greenpeace?

When it comes to a laugh, the truth really is stranger (and funnier) than fiction. Remember this one from a Greenpeace "fact sheet":

"In the twenty years since the Chernobyl tragedy, the world's worst nuclear accident, there have been nearly [FILL IN ALARMIST AND ARMAGEDDONIST FACTOID HERE]."