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TELL THE DAILY SHOW:
NUCLEAR INDUSTRY MONEY ISN'T FUNNY, IT'S DIRTY!
March 20, 2012
Yesterday, the industry's Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) announced the beginning of a new multi-million ad campaign to promote nuclear power as a "clean," "safe" and economical energy source.
While most of its millions will be spent trying to influence politicians in Washington (yes, the nuclear industry cares much more about what politicians think than what you think), one part of the industry's campaign is aimed at convincing young people that nuclear power is just a-ok. That's young people as in those who watch The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Here is an article on their strategy.
While we recognize the nuclear industry's right to free speech, we suspect The Daily Show doesn't really need their money, and it also has the right--we would argue responsibility--to reject misleading ads like those produced by the NEI.
If you're on Facebook, post a note on The Daily Show's page here, and tell them nuclear industry money isn't funny, it's just dirty. Dozens already have done so.
And even if you're not on Facebook, you can e-mail The Daily Show here with the same message. We've provided a sample letter, but you can probably do better in your own words so please improvise!
We can't afford to buy ads on The Daily Show, but this is a great opportunity to bring public attention to the nuclear industry's attempt to buy its way out of the reality of Fukushima, Chernobyl, Three Mile Island and all the other issues that beset this industry.
We hope you have been giving to your local anti-nuclear groups this Fukushima anniversary month! But we also hope you'll take a moment to make a small donation to NIRS now--every dollar helps build our movement for a nuclear-free carbon-free future.
As always, thanks for all you do,
Nuclear Information and Resource Service
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