Who paid for video spoofing Gore?

The oil companies, much like the tobacco companies, have no qualms about using "any means necessary."

Have you seen this spoof of Al Gore's movie in which he brainwashes penguins?

So, yeah, it's not really that good a spoof. It turns out that the WSJ exchanged email with the creator of the spoof, one Toutsmith, and what do you know, the routing information shows the email came from a computer registered to the DCI group, a lobbying firm whose clients include ... Exxon Mobil.
A DCI Group spokesman declines to say whether or not DCI made the anti-Gore penguin video, or to explain why Toutsmith appeared to be sending email from DCI's computers. "DCI Group does not disclose the names of its clients, nor do we discuss the work that we do on our clients' behalf," says Matt Triaca, who heads DCI's media relations shop.
Traffic to the penguin video, first posted on YouTube.com in May, got a boost from prominently placed sponsored links that appeared on the Google search engine when users typed in "Al Gore" or "Global Warming." The ads, which didn't indicate who had paid for them, were removed shortly after The Wall Street Journal contacted DCI Group on Tuesday.

Republican lobbying firm placing google ad for fake spoof: a few hundred bucks.

Republican lobbying firm getting pwned by a Republican rag: priceless.

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