Jody Clarke is vice president for communications at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), overseeing the media relations, marketing, and publications departments. Before moving into PR, she was a TV news anchor and reporter, with stints in San Antonio and Bryan-College Station, Tex., and Charleston, S.C. She went to Texas A&M.
Clarke’s CEI has produced embarrassing, shameful ads about global warming in hopes that people will stand by and do nothing in the face of mounting evidence that Americans must reduce fossil fuel consumption — or else.
Clarke is no different from the flacks for the tobacco industry in decades past, who tried to instill doubt about the scientific consensus that smoking caused cancer when they knew better. If Clarke has a brain and can open her ears, she knows — knows — that the CEI ads do not accurately represent An Inconvenient Truth or the facts about global warming.
One day she’ll be ashamed of herself — or her children will.