HolyCoast: Greenpeace Admits Its Alarmist Tendancies

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Greenpeace Admits Its Alarmist Tendancies

CEIOpenMarkets.org has a funny piece regarding a press release that slipped out from Greenpeace before it was ready:
Our friends at Greenpeace have finally decided to drop the pretense and embrace their true selves, and we couldn’t be prouder. In a recent effort to counter a speech by President Bush on the future of nuclear power, the venerable green group issued a fact sheet (as received by the Philadelphia Inquirer) containing the following passage: “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].”

Yes, it seems the communications shop at Greenpeace let slip an early draft which, while clearly not intended for release, managed to illuminate their position and attitude more clearly than any finished product could have. Spokesman Steve Smith dismissed it as an intra-office joke, going on to say “Given the seriousness of the issue at hand, I don't even think it's funny.” Oh, no Steve – that’s where you’re wrong. It’s extremely funny.

Greenpeace is becoming a parody of itself.

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