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July 24, 2008

Green Fad Finally Running Out of Gas

Here's some good news for anyone sick of being force-fed a relentless diet of pernicious environmentalist hogwash:

Last week, The New York Times noted that the advertising industry is pulling back from green-themed marketing, having "grasped the public's growing skepticism over ads with environmental messages.
And advertisers' concerns are buttressed by the recent sales figures for magazines that have published a "Green Issue" this year. Time's Earth Day issue was the newsweekly's third-lowest-selling issue of 2008 so far, according to ABC Rapid Report. A typical issue of Time sells 93,000 or so copies on the newsstand; the April 28 installment, which substituted green for red in the magazine's trademarked cover design, sold only 72,000. (As usual, The Onion nailed it.)
Elle's May issue sold a mere 275,000 copies, versus the title's year-to-date average of 328,500. The last issue of Elle to sell that badly was in May 2008 — another green issue, probably not coincidentally.
Discover also published a green issue this year, and also took a hit for it, selling 86,000 newsstand copies, compared to an average of 117,000 in the first half of 2007.

Look for politicians to figure out sometime around 2012 that everyone stopped listening to bogus global warming sermons in 2008.

The public agrees: Enough is enough.

Posted by Van Helsing at July 24, 2008 9:13 AM


It's about time. We're not as dumb as these elite socialists think we are. The air and water etc have been getting cleaner over the last 50 years, and the temperatures are not going up, yet they're still trying to convince us there's a looming disaster.

CO2 and water vapor are killing the earth by making it warmer and it's all our fault? Get the hell out of here. People are going to look back on this global warming hysteria and laugh, saying "how the hell could people be that stupid?"

Posted by: forest at July 24, 2008 10:10 AM

AMEN, Brother Forest

Posted by: apostle53 at July 24, 2008 10:34 AM

Ya know, if there is so much CO2 in the air, then the forest fires should be going out by themselves. My cigarettes are still burning, and atheletes are not stopping in a gasping, coughing fit.
Next, they will probably say that oxygen is a greenhouse gas.
Ya know, I think they just push this stuff for self-interest, like to sell publications to people who need new fashionable issues to discuss.

Posted by: Mockinbird at July 24, 2008 11:00 AM

that Onion parody was priceless.

Posted by: mega at July 24, 2008 12:26 PM

OK, everybody who DIDN'T see this coming, please raise your hands.
Yeah, that's what I thought.

Posted by: KHarn at July 24, 2008 1:33 PM

For a minute there my heart leapt when I thought the cover was listing people who should be shot...

George Clooney? Yep.

Julia Roberts? Yep.

Robert F. Kennedy and Al Gore? Not just yes, but hell yes.

Boston Strangler? I thought we got him already, but if not, then, sure.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 24, 2008 3:33 PM

Kidding, by the way!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at July 24, 2008 3:33 PM

I don't want them shot, just locked up somewhere where they will no longer pose a threat to themselves or others. But not GITMO. It's too nice.

Posted by: V the K at July 24, 2008 7:09 PM

". . .growing public skepticism," eh? How 'bout: it's a gigantic HOAX, pseudo-journalist at the NYT. I'm not skeptical about anthropogenic global warming at all -- don't you dare call me a "skeptic" -- I'm a proud AGW denier, you dolt. Totally, completely and irrevocably.

Love the VF cover: four morons in search of a cause (which will change to something other than AGW once it's no longer so "cool" to be "green"). Yeah, algore, green - hilarious - that hypocritical carbon polluter extraordinare!

Posted by: jc14 at July 24, 2008 9:00 PM