The Bryan Fischer award is given to those who display weapons-grade projection and accuse their opponents of committing their own worst sins. And holy shit, the Heartland Institute deserves a lifetime achievement award for this one. After that disgusting, irrational and dishonest ad campaign comparing global warming opponents to serial killers and dictators, they actually released this statement:
“Heartland has spent millions of dollars contributing to the real debate over climate change, and $200 for a one-day digital billboard. In return, we’ve been subjected to the most uncivil name-calling and disparagement you can possibly imagine from climate alarmists. The other side of the climate debate seems to be playing by different rules. This experiment produced further proof of that.
“We know that our billboard angered and disappointed many of Heartland’s friends and supporters, but we hope they understand what we were trying to do with this experiment. We do not apologize for running the ad, and we will continue to experiment with ways to communicate the ‘realist’ message on the climate.”
Flabbergasting. Mind-blowing. Staggering. And entirely predictable.