Wonderful: WWF ad on 9/11 also has a video version

posted at 9:48 pm on September 2, 2009 by Allahpundit

Via Ace, you’ll like this even better than the print ad: Instead of just the two towers smoking, this time you actually get to see the planes go in. WWF is finally admitting that they did play some role in approving the print spot, issuing a joint statement with the ad agency, DDB, that “the inexperience of some professionals on both sides” is to blame. And yet:

Sergio Valente, president of DDB Brasil, said the ad was presented to the WWF in Brazil in December 2008 and approved; it then ran once in a small local paper.

“When I saw it, I said, ‘Stop running that ad,’” Mr. Valente said…

A DDB Brasil spokesperson in Sao Paulo said a video version of the ad being circulated on the internet was not done or authorized by the agency or the client. She said DDB execs first saw the video, which features slightly different copy, on the internet and don’t know who created it.

Really? So some wily amateur video producer out there happened to stumble across a print ad that only ran once in South America and was so taken with it that he churned out a slick animated version on his own dime? Humor me for a moment and assume that this is, in fact, the handiwork of DDB. If so, exactly how many “inexperienced professionals” contributed to — and approved — the spot?

Exit question: This is actually a perfect ad for next week’s 9/11 “day of service,” isn’t it? Here, as there, the identity of the perpetrators is basically irrelevant.


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canopfor on September 2, 2009 at 10:58 PM

You are right, of course…

… I just didn’t want to confuse anyone in the WWF more than they already are.

:O)

Seven Percent Solution on September 2, 2009 at 11:20 PM

Here, as there, the identity of the perpetrators is basically irrelevant.

The grievanced little brown people were forced to fly planes into buildings because they were poor and disenfranchised and prone to hijack sacred religions. Gaia , “little brown person like” will be forced to fly many planes into many buildings because old white guys have disenfranchised nature by breathing out too much carbon. Is that the message?

And the identities of the Muslim Jihadists should scream Saudi Arabia at you but Bush put you all to sleep with his regular ball licking festivals of gratitude for the existence of Islam.

BL@KBIRD on September 2, 2009 at 11:21 PM

Dave Rywall on September 2, 2009 at 11:14 PM

You should really just suck it you goddamed Toilet Bug.

BigWyo on September 2, 2009 at 11:19 PM
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Awww have nothing to say of any value? That’s so cute. Bye bye now.

Dave Rywall on September 2, 2009 at 11:24 PM

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot over…

Moral equivalence gone wild.

Mojave Mark on September 2, 2009 at 11:25 PM

You don’t appear to know much about advertising.

How so? And what part of your post displays more of an insight into advertising than I have?

The One Club is indeed based in NYC, but the judges are selected from ad agencies around the world.

For instance, that is irrelevant. The fact is that the organization (or whatever it is) is based in New York City. Anyone living and working in New York City with any kernel of common decency would not touch such a sick advertisement with a bargepole. But then again, there are liberals here in New York City who witnessed the attacks with their own bare eyes and were sympathizing with the terrorists just days later. Advertising agencies, design agencies – artistic agencies in general – are dominated in the main by hip liberal types who bend over backwards to appear “sensitive” to groups flagged as “protected” by liberals (blacks, gays, women etc) but leap at the chance to attack the sensitivities of non-protected groups like conservatives, Christians, rednecks and the like. The One Club is based in New York City. They should have known better, period. They are not owned or run by the judges they selected.

Award shows are one of the main things that help art directors and copywriters advance their careers. Winning something gets their name out there and, hopefully, job offers from greener pastures. There are dozens of award shows based in many different countries.

And the relevance is….?

Is the One Club not for profit? it may say so on the website, but the ridiculous entry fees they charge (or Cannes or the British D&AD shows) certainly make them a ton of money. It costs about 900$US to enter a single tv commercial into the Cannes show – over 4000 entries in 2009. There were over 22,000 submissions in all categories this year. You do the math. It’s a very lucrative business, these award shows.

Dave Rywall on September 2, 2009 at 10:46 PM

“Non profit” does not mean “doesn’t take any money.” Nor does any of this have anything to do with the inappropriateness of that ad.

Sharke on September 2, 2009 at 11:29 PM

Everything you say is true. Except I wouldn’t consider the creative team to be scum; just kind of stupid. Because it’s a stupid concept.

Bottom line is ads like this (not offensive in country A but offensive in country B who aren’t really ever meant to see the ads) will never stop being made.

Dave Rywall on September 2, 2009 at 10:55 PM

They’re both stupid and scum.

And your argument “they won’t stop being made” proves what, exactly? That the thing we’re outraged about….exists? Well blow me down!

Sharke on September 2, 2009 at 11:32 PM

I didn’t say the DDB Brasil creative team were smart. I’m just telling you you can’t possibly expect people around the world to give as much of a sh1t about what happens to your country as you do. The team made a stupid ad based on their limited worldview. The end.

But funny you should mention the Spain commuter train bombings in a discussion of how much people in one country care about things happening in another. Here at Hotair there were some pretty ignorant don’t give a shit reap what they sow comments about the Spain attacks.

Dave Rywall on September 2, 2009 at 11:14 PM

Gotcha…I guess it gives you free license to make lousy arguments and toss out non sequiturs just so long as you can find some other commenter spouting nonsense. I did not know that was some kind of Intraweb rule.

And I generally think educated and creative people around the world aren’t that stupid. Of course they chose this imagery precisely because they wanted the reaction they got. This isn’t a cultural misunderstanding.

And I’m not sure what your point is…if they had decided to draw a comparison between the Holocaust and meat packing plants people would still think it was distasteful.

Asher on September 2, 2009 at 11:39 PM

It’s not like their supporters have trouble with dancing on the graves of over 3000 people if it contributes to their cause.

Asher on September 2, 2009 at 9:54 PM

They learned from the people who considered Mary Jo an acceptable sacrifice as long as Ted Kennedy did so much good in the aftermath.

BTW, how will my using reusable grocery bags reduce the destructive force of tsunamis?

Amendment X on September 2, 2009 at 11:41 PM

Awww have nothing to say of any value? That’s so cute. Bye bye now.

Dave Rywall on September 2, 2009 at 11:24 PM

Awww…you have too many teeth in yer head right now don’t you??

Canadian Fu#*Tard.

BigWyo on September 2, 2009 at 11:43 PM

The fact is that the organization (or whatever it is) is based in New York City. Anyone living and working in New York City with any kernel of common decency would not touch such a sick advertisement with a bargepole. But then again, there are liberals here in New York City who witnessed the attacks with their own bare eyes and were sympathizing with the terrorists just days later. Advertising agencies, design agencies – artistic agencies in general – are dominated in the main by hip liberal types who bend over backwards to appear “sensitive” to groups flagged as “protected” by liberals (blacks, gays, women etc) but leap at the chance to attack the sensitivities of non-protected groups like conservatives, Christians, rednecks and the like. The One Club is based in New York City. They should have known better, period. They are not owned or run by the judges they selected.
Sharke on September 2, 2009 at 11:29 PM
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Again, you know little about advertising.

1
The One Club is based in NYC but its members are from around the world. So, no, it is not some Yankee blue organization full of Obama lovers or Kennedy droolers.

2
You are misinformed about how award shows work. The award show process runs like this:

Ad agency submits ads to award show.

Award show assembles ads for judging by judges.

Award show employees don’t pre-screen entries.

Judges judge.

An award show is held and awards are handed out. People get drunk.

An annual is published with the award winning work in it.

The end.

3
There is as much public service advertising done for typically left causes as is done for those on the right.

Dave Rywall on September 2, 2009 at 11:43 PM

you can’t possibly expect people around the world to give as much of a sh1t about what happens to your country as you do.

Drywall on September 2, 2009 at 11:14 PM

Then why did they all cheer against us in the Iraq War, and cheer for the election of O’bama?

Epic FAIL, Sheetrock. Now go get some spackling compound and sit in the corner.

Del Dolemonte on September 2, 2009 at 11:45 PM

Gotcha…I guess it gives you free license to make lousy arguments and toss out non sequiturs just so long as you can find some other commenter spouting nonsense. I did not know that was some kind of Intraweb rule.

And I generally think educated and creative people around the world aren’t that stupid. Of course they chose this imagery precisely because they wanted the reaction they got. This isn’t a cultural misunderstanding.

And I’m not sure what your point is…if they had decided to draw a comparison between the Holocaust and meat packing plants people would still think it was distasteful.

Asher on September 2, 2009 at 11:39 PM
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Hotair got its underpants all knotted up a while ago over a local print campaign in Mexico that poked fun at what Mexicans thought the true borders should be. Another case of a local ad meant for a local audience that the internet brought out to you yahoos and you all lost your minds over it, screaming for a boycott of the advertiser.

Dave Rywall on September 2, 2009 at 11:46 PM

There is as much public service advertising done for typically left causes as is done for those on the right.

Dave Rywall on September 2, 2009 at 11:43 PM

Cites, please?

Del Dolemonte on September 2, 2009 at 11:47 PM

Awww…you have too many teeth in yer head right now don’t you??

Canadian Fu#*Tard.

BigWyo on September 2, 2009 at 11:43 PM
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awww you don’t like that you can’t contribute to the topic at hand, eh?

You’re like dog barking at the traffic.

Dave Rywall on September 2, 2009 at 11:48 PM

…screaming for a boycott of the advertiser.

Dave Rywall on September 2, 2009 at 11:46 PM

…you mean like what some tried to do to Glenn Beck?

Hm.

MadisonConservative on September 2, 2009 at 11:49 PM

Then why did they all cheer against us in the Iraq War, and cheer for the election of O’bama?

Epic FAIL, Sheetrock. Now go get some spackling compound and sit in the corner.

Del Dolemonte on September 2, 2009 at 11:45 PM
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THEY ALL?

Nice outrageous generalization there.

Dave Rywall on September 2, 2009 at 11:49 PM

Cites, please?

Del Dolemonte on September 2, 2009 at 11:47 PM
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I ain’t your secretary.

Feel free to go to the One Club’s website, Luerzer’s Archive, the Cannes Lions website, adsoftheworld.com, British D&AD website etc etc etc etc and look at the public service ads.

Dave Rywall on September 2, 2009 at 11:51 PM

…you mean like what some tried to do to Glenn Beck?

Hm.

MadisonConservative on September 2, 2009 at 11:49 PM
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You mean like something that has nothing to do with the topic being discussed?

Dave Rywall on September 2, 2009 at 11:52 PM

“Non profit” does not mean “doesn’t take any money.” Nor does any of this have anything to do with the inappropriateness of that ad.

Sharke on September 2, 2009 at 11:29 PM

Yes. ‘Non-Profit’ organizations pay their employees, they pay their administration…the people that work for them are compensated…they even can show a ‘profit’…

$hit for brains DryWall has been a canker sore on this site for a long time now. Brain dead SmakTard from the git go….

Ingnore it..It is an Imbecile of the highest order…

BigWyo on September 2, 2009 at 11:53 PM

“Non profit” does not mean “doesn’t take any money.” Nor does any of this have anything to do with the inappropriateness of that ad.

Sharke on September 2, 2009 at 11:29 PM

Yes. ‘Non-Profit’ organizations pay their employees, they pay their administration…the people that work for them are compensated…they even can show a ‘profit’…

$hit for brains DryWall has been a canker sore on this site for a long time now. Brain dead SmakTard from the git go….

Ingnore it..It is an Imbecile of the highest order…

BigWyo on September 2, 2009 at 11:53 PM
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Dear idiots

Someone else brought up the fact that the One Club is not-for-profit as proof it was some left leaning American organization promoting this ad, when the ad was simply an entry into an award show judged by a panel of creatives from around the world.

Dave Rywall on September 2, 2009 at 11:57 PM

You mean like something that has nothing to do with the topic being discussed?

Dave Rywall on September 2, 2009 at 11:52 PM

I mean something that punches a gigantic hole in your hypocritical little whine. Nice dodge!

MadisonConservative on September 3, 2009 at 12:00 AM

Jackassian. On an epic level.

juanito on September 3, 2009 at 12:04 AM

Again, you know little about advertising.

And you’re flogging a dead horse with that argument. My advice – stop it.

1
The One Club is based in NYC but its members are from around the world. So, no, it is not some Yankee blue organization full of Obama lovers or Kennedy droolers.

So what? The fact that it is based in New York should tell you something, shouldn’t it? That it is based and run in New York City? That a club that is based and run in New York City should not be giving awards to such an ad? That even if these “members from around the world” decided that it was a really cool ad, it is ultimately the responsibility of the club, which is based in New York City. No inside knowledge of the world of advertising is required to understand any of this.

2
You are misinformed about how award shows work. The award show process runs like this:

Ad agency submits ads to award show.

Award show assembles ads for judging by judges.

Award show employees don’t pre-screen entries.

Judges judge.

An award show is held and awards are handed out. People get drunk.

An annual is published with the award winning work in it.

The end.

Picture the scenario. An ad is nominated which uses images of Jews being herded into gas chambers to advertise a breakfast cereal. Some moron judges think it’s a hoot. Now then. Does that ad end up winning an award from The One Club, which ultimately has a responsibility for the awards they hand out, or do they have some kind of line drawn in regard to what is acceptable material for such an award and what is not?

3
There is as much public service advertising done for typically left causes as is done for those on the right.

Dave Rywall on September 2, 2009 at 11:43 PM

Again I find myself squinting hard at the screen trying to make out the smallest smidgen of relevance.

Sharke on September 3, 2009 at 12:04 AM

Dear idiots

Someone else brought up the fact that the One Club is not-for-profit as proof it was some left leaning American organization promoting this ad, when the ad was simply an entry into an award show judged by a panel of creatives from around the world.

Dave Rywall on September 2, 2009 at 11:57 PM

I did not cite it as any such “proof,” merely used it to build a picture of what kind of organization The One Club is likely to be. Reading their website, I still maintain that it’s a left leaning organization. And the fact that it’s based in New York City is still lost on you. It means, bozo, that as an organization, it’s ultimately run by people who live and work in New York City, regardless of how many members it has from people around the world.

Sharke on September 3, 2009 at 12:10 AM

Jeeze Dave…you used to be a typical dumb ass bomb throwing LibSpaz Canadian Douche Bag. Apparently, you’ve discovered Google and mastered ‘Cut and Paste’..

Good for you dork boy. Good for you.

BigWyo on September 3, 2009 at 12:11 AM

Okay, so the fact that the ad exists is disturbing, definitely.

But isn’t the fact that they are trying to make it seem that the Tsunami was an act of terrorism against humanity due to their mistreatment of Earth, instead of the natural disaster it was, kind of bizarre and creepy too?

Is it me, or are they actually suggesting that the planet planned, plotted, schemed and finally implimented a green jihad?

So, what’s the Earth going to do next to those evil humans if we don’t heed her tsunamic warning? Why not just wipe out that awful old capitalist mecca once and for all? How will our planet do this, you wonder? Well, apparently hijack a whole bunch of planes and go kamikaze on our pollution spewing, capitalist-pig a**es!

No fear-mongering there!

P.S. I know the earthquake triggered the tsunami, but who’s the Earth got flying the planes?

Hey, I know – strawmen!!

Ripley on September 3, 2009 at 12:36 AM

after my initial”WTGDMFing hell” reaction I then thought “WTGDMFing hell? So….if we conserve the planet there will be no more earthquakes, tsunami’s, hurricanes and the like?”

Fed45 on September 3, 2009 at 12:38 AM

after my initial”WTGDMFing hell” reaction I then thought “WTGDMFing hell? So….if we conserve the planet there will be no more earthquakes, tsunami’s, hurricanes and the like?”

Fed45 on September 3, 2009 at 12:38 AM
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Yes, didn’t you know? Appeasement ALWAYS works!

Ripley on September 3, 2009 at 12:40 AM

I didn’t say the DDB Brasil creative team were smart. I’m just telling you you can’t possibly expect people around the world to give as much of a sh1t about what happens to your country as you do. The team made a stupid ad based on their limited worldview. The end.

But funny you should mention the Spain commuter train bombings in a discussion of how much people in one country care about things happening in another. Here at Hotair there were some pretty ignorant don’t give a shit reap what they sow comments about the Spain attacks.

Dave Rywall on September 2, 2009 at 11:14 PM

Interestingly, you disparage “some pretty ignorant” here at hotair in nearly the same breath that you make allowances for non-Americans not giving a s*** about how Americans feel.

I see that your seamless empathic garb has a few rents.

unclesmrgol on September 3, 2009 at 12:44 AM

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I ain’t your secretary.

Dave Rywall on September 2, 2009 at 11:51 PM

You don’t understand arguments, do you? You’d make a great lawyer. “You’re honor, my client is innocent. Courts have ruled that it is legal to pray in school”. Judge: “Can yiu cite the case, counselor”. “What? Me? It’s not my job to prove my point. You go look it up”

Fed45 on September 3, 2009 at 12:46 AM

Jeeze Dave…you used to be a typical dumb ass bomb throwing LibSpaz Canadian Douche Bag. Apparently, you’ve discovered Google and mastered ‘Cut and Paste’..

Hmmmm Maybe thats why he is arguing for the folk that offended 2900+ family members of dead Americans..

or he could just be a douschenozzle.

Oh and you can condemn me for not contributing to the discussion, but I could care less. I have Canadian friends whose opinions I value much higher than yours.

-Wasteland Man.

WastelandMan on September 3, 2009 at 12:50 AM

Dave is apparently recalibrating his mad internet search skilz and compiling a zinger of a LibSpaz reply as we speak….

BigWyo on September 3, 2009 at 12:53 AM

What a terrible ad for conservation. Why would I want to conserve something that is trying to kill me?

Alternative ad sting line: Kill the earth…before it kills you.

Dilophos on September 3, 2009 at 1:01 AM

My rebuke:

Give’m an ‘EcoStupidity Award’.

The visual tag for the award: a WWF-logo marked panda, roasting on a spit.

Extreme? Yeah, so what.

It’s long past time for the nail-spiked ‘cluebat’ to be dusted off.

CPT. Charles on September 3, 2009 at 1:03 AM

Anyway it’s sliced this was one sick commercial. Using the WTC distruction for commercial gain is sick, sick, sick..

docdave on September 3, 2009 at 1:14 AM

Alternative ad sting line: Kill the earth…before it kills you.

Dilophos on September 3, 2009 at 1:01 AM

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Love it!

Ripley on September 3, 2009 at 1:29 AM

Oh and you can condemn me for not contributing to the discussion, but I could care less. I have Canadian friends whose opinions I value much higher than yours.

-Wasteland Man.

WastelandMan on September 3, 2009 at 12:50 AM

Not trying to rip on Canadians here….

Drywall’s been around here for a while now…Nothing but pure Libspaz Dork Boy nonsense…but today, either some one took over his persona or the lithium has finally started to take effect….

He writes posts that are just as spiteful and full of $hit as usual except they are more than 2 sentences long…

BigWyo on September 3, 2009 at 1:31 AM

Oh geez, watching that ad flashed me back to my junior year of highschool . . .

I had no idea we had the power to stop NATURAL disasters. Next time a hurricane is going to hit my state I’ll just go outside and reason with it.

Ingenue on September 3, 2009 at 1:34 AM

forgive the off topoic post but
Olympia snowejob needs to be stopped !
Call her office and say you are from Maine and represent a group of seniors against obamacare. It doesn’t matter if you don’t live in Maine. Find a zip code and town name off the net and call her now. Or say you are a moderate dem who voted for her, and you are against obamacare or any public option. We need to burn her local Maine offices as well as Washington. Call her now before she caves to the libs. Call her now!!!!

texaninfidel on September 3, 2009 at 1:47 AM

The print ad made me shake my head in disgust earlier today.

Seeing this actually made my hands shake and my heart start racing.

There is no possible justification for this ad.
I don’t care if it was commissioned, I don’t care if it was made as an art project, a contest entry, whatever. I don’t care.

Even after the WTF factor has subsided a little (I’m still choking on bile) it’s still a crappy ad since it doesn’t really MEAN anything. 9/11 was horrible, but more people died in a typhoon. Give money to WWF. ?!??!?

Were there only 3 entries in that contest? Other than the world in general simply hating America there can be no other explanation for that POS getting 3rd place.

I won’t even directly engage the troll this time. I can understand trolls in other posts. The Palinhate troll, the Obamacare is great if you weren’t so stupid you’d see that troll, etc.
What’s this one about? I shouldn’t get upset that an ad was taking one of America’s most tragic moments in recent history and using it as an emotional bargaining chip for a commercial that doesn’t make sense? I’m supposed to give them a free pass because they’re from another country?
To think anyone wouldn’t be upset seeing this is just dumb.

DrAllecon on September 3, 2009 at 1:52 AM

So much for atheists protecting us from public prayer. Now we get thinly veiled paganism as justified public discourse. This particular expression is reprehensible to a few atheists, but the overall theme of a vengeful Mother Gaia is still sacrosanct and fit for the halls of public schools.

You made the vacuum. Stop whining about the consequences.

spmat on September 3, 2009 at 2:24 AM

Sick. That’s all I can say. It’s sick.

Intrepid on September 3, 2009 at 2:50 AM

Does anyone think this utter bullshite is just a little bit too much to be a coincidence – with the 8th anniversay of 9/11 just over a week away? Gives me the feeling of our United States being under attack all over again. (I spent a little time today at ready.gov and yes, I know its good to have the population prepared in case of emergency, but its a little creepy reading instructions on how to tape yourself into a sealed room so as not to breathe particles of contaminated air etc.) How timely.

Are these artsy fartsy idiots utterly devoid of empathy for the families of people who died that day? Or the firefighters, doctors, nurses and other volunteers who helped at ground zero?

This makes me want to puke, shake my head and cry. Seriously.

fullogas on September 3, 2009 at 3:15 AM

Just so I understand this logic:

Al Quaeda is cool and powerful for killing nearly 3000 people. We all respect them.

The planet killed ten times as many. Therefore it is even more cool and powerful. So if we respect Al Quaeda, we should really, really, respect the planet.

Given that you accept this logic (which seems perverse), what the Hell has that got to do with a wildlife charity? Why should I donate money to save Pandas because the Earth is a badass?

More to the point, we don’t respect Al Qaeda because they are senseless, ruthless maniacs. We detest them. So why compare your cause to these wicked clowns? Does Brazil hate the USA that much?

Dumb on so many levels. And I suspect that the largest donors to the WWF are Americans. I’m a Brit, not an American, but even I can stand to watch this nasty piece of propaganda. I can’t imagine what sick bastard thought this advert up, but it surely has damaged my view of the WWF.

dcpolwarth on September 3, 2009 at 3:44 AM

Nothing should surprise us from these people any more, they are simply out and out America hating loons who appear to be a bigger segment of the population than they really are and need to be stopped now for good.

chicagoray on September 3, 2009 at 3:58 AM

Don’t mess with the WWF…they were able to steal the initials from pro wrestling.

James on September 3, 2009 at 4:04 AM

I’d like to think of a reasoned, civil response to ads like this. But the only thing I find myself able to think is that the people who make them should be punched. Several times. Every day.

Cylor on September 3, 2009 at 6:06 AM

The AD with the concept and the CD who approved this should be taken out and beaten severely and left in the jungle to perish.

Viper1 on September 3, 2009 at 6:54 AM

Just so I understand this logic:

Al Quaeda is cool and powerful for killing nearly 3000 people. We all respect them.

The planet killed ten times as many. Therefore it is even more cool and powerful. So if we respect Al Quaeda, we should really, really, respect the planet.

dcpolwarth on September 3, 2009 at 3:44 AM

Is it that?
I used to be part of the environmental movement until I was hit with the reality of it being anti-human and or pro-communist depending on which sub-cult you were part of. The basic view with all sub-groups is human equals bad.

The one thing that all groups have in common is that the Earth is a living, conscious and intelligent being.

The add from my perspective of having been a envirofreak for many years is simply this.

Al Quaeda is really pissed at the USA because of how they treat them and as a result easily killed three thousand of them. The Earth is way more powerful then Al Quaeda and is really pissed at how humans treat it. Like Al Quaeda it has sent a warning by easily killing thousands more humans. Respect the Earth or die at it’s hands.

Give to WWF because it is a conduit to the Earth and is there to help show the Earth that we can live together.

I also think this was timed to show around 9/11 when people would be reliving their fear of Al Quaeda and its fearful power.

RagTag on September 3, 2009 at 6:55 AM

RagTag on September 3, 2009 at 6:55 AM

It’s hard to imagine a good outcome belonging to any group where the starting point is self loathing.

Cindy Munford on September 3, 2009 at 6:58 AM

who was that jackass a couple months ago who equated cow fats with terrorism in front of congress.

rob verdi on September 3, 2009 at 7:38 AM

I gotta go with Ace on this… The message I take from this is a lot like the message I took from The Happening: Earth is a monster and so we should scourge her until she can’t fight back.

Lehosh on September 3, 2009 at 7:46 AM

Boycott and complain. Loudly.

One Against Many on September 3, 2009 at 8:12 AM

Did the WWF realize the massive logic error in this ad? 9/11 was a man-made event. The 2004 Tsunami was a natural event. Man had nothing to do with the latter except to suffer its consequences, much as nature itself did. All the conservation imaginable could not have prevented it.

For a group claiming to be so knowledgeable in the natural sciences, they appear to lack the human touch, not to mention any form of PR savvy. That ad may work on their supporters but not with others. I recommend test screenings of future efforts.

They tried this sort of thing in Canada. David Suzuki, a geneticist who became a TV host on the state-run TV network, and his left-wing political associates, demanded that the Kyoto Accord be implemented immediately. Science, they said, made this imperative. Then it was revealed that Ontario’s auto industry applied for and received an exemption to the government’s Kyoto plan. Since that area of Ontario contains the largest number of swing votes, no party could afford to antagonize them. The whole affair smacked of corruption, and since then no action has been taken. Suzuki and his pals continue to demand implementation, but few are listening. Thank goodness too, because Kyoto is a gigantic scam.

KillerKane on September 3, 2009 at 8:27 AM

When polar bears and penguins learn to fly 747′s into manhattan sky scrapers, then run this ad.

Until then, they can take their left wing liberal moral equivalance bullsh!t and shove it so far up their carbon footprint obsessed a$$es that it tingles Chris Mathew’s taste buds.

BillaryMcBush on September 3, 2009 at 8:32 AM

Even as Obama bribes Brazil to his bidding (anti-USA) with the billions to develop Brazilian oil drilling/refining production for CHINA, we witness exactly what Brazilians wish upon the USA. Why be satisfied with billions when you can take it all? DDB Brasil proves that Obama is NOT improving American relations abroad, and can’t buy love, just disdain for trying.

On the other hemisphere, how will Obama get out of Afghanistan? Cede the battle to Russia that wants it back. “We want to be inside” Obama’s @ss. God knows, Obama doesn’t know how to allow our military to win, refusing to observe his own advice to “Just be quiet and get out of the way.” But Obama knows well how to serve Marxism; that is ALL he knows: Sabotage our Constitutional Government, defeat our own military from Washington, sell us all down the river.

By James G. Neuger

Sept. 2 (Bloomberg) — Russia is seeking a role in planning NATO’s war in Afghanistan two decades after Soviet forces were ejected from the country.

As East-West ties improve under President Obama, Russia wants to be involved in setting the political, military and intelligence strategy for the war against the Taliban, said Dmitry Rogozin, Russian ambassador to the alliance.

“We want to be inside,” Rogozin said, in English, in an interview in Brussels today. He spoke for the rest of the hour- long session through a Russian translator.

Obama’s already given everything from NASA to Russia, forfeiting America’s presence on the moon by prohibiting NASA from returning for the next 20 years, AS IF the moon isn’t the most important landing site and satellite defense center just outside our atmosphere that would provide for our own nation’s interest and security vs. nuclear blast EMP; AND Obama prohibits treaty-contracted US missile defense in Poland while tolerating-ignoring Russian missiles in Cuba and Venezuela from the Atlantic and Gulf and in the guise of defense vs. N.Korea, more Russian missiles set and prepared to take down Japan and Alaska from the far North Pacific and Bering Sea.

maverick muse on September 3, 2009 at 8:50 AM

I want to take everyone responsible for this ad and bloody their faces a little

thebrokenrattle on September 2, 2009 at 10:35 PM

Let me grab them by the scruff of their baggy shirt and b*tch-slap them for a little while–then you can have them…**Now I will resume my yoga position for promoting peace and tranquility**…

lovingmyUSA on September 3, 2009 at 8:56 AM

wonder how many of those planes were air brasilia?

blish on September 3, 2009 at 8:59 AM

WTF Mate! Disgusting.

Green Muse on September 3, 2009 at 9:33 AM

So DDB says they didn’t create it but when I click the video it says it’s been removed due to a copyright claim by DDB.

Does anyone else find that just a little inconsistent?

Dodd on September 3, 2009 at 9:42 AM

Just disappeared. Copyright claim from “DDB Brazil”

Green Muse on September 3, 2009 at 9:43 AM

The Earth killed Mary Jo

Jeff from WI on September 2, 2009 at 10:12 PM

no, it was the planet under Ted’s shirt…

max1 on September 3, 2009 at 9:59 AM

This ad from a known left leaning group shouldn’t really suprise anyone. I know I’ve read comments from people in this country moaning about how self-centered Americans are to think that 9/11 is such a big deal if they don’t anguish more for the tragedies like the tsunamis. (see Dave Rywall’s comment for near term example)

So if they think they can equate our attack with natural disasters they can minimize it and “convince” us to care more about theirs than our own.

katiejane on September 3, 2009 at 10:04 AM

So….DDB Brazil says they know nothing about the video but the video is removed because of copyright claim by…DDB Brazil.

The giddy America hating crowd never think that Americans will see their little vids and pics. It is the internet age, we see everything. Like Van Jones, once they apologise their indiscretions are forgotten. Right?

allstonian on September 3, 2009 at 10:11 AM

“So if they think they can equate our attack with natural disasters they can minimize it and “convince” us to care more about theirs than our own.

katiejane on September 3, 2009 at 10:04 AM”

The big difference Katiejane is the term you use; “natural disasters.” Natural disasters do not target specific people, terrorists do.

allstonian on September 3, 2009 at 10:13 AM

Link not working DDB put a copyright cliam on it.

Here’s a new link to it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuiXz3W_0p8

ITmonkey on September 3, 2009 at 10:38 AM

I just have to wonder if this whole thing is a stunt – seems like such a green/Liberal thing to do. Everyone sees it yet no one ever gets completely blasted for putting it out there. After all, this ad is sure getting a lot of exposure for a campaign that was dumped. Maybe just another underhanded effort to de-sensitize us to the horror that was/is 9/11.

And yes, at this point, I’m that suspicious of Liberals.

gopmom on September 3, 2009 at 11:00 AM

Link not working DDB put a copyright cliam on it.

Here’s a new link to it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuiXz3W_0p8

ITmonkey on September 3, 2009 at 10:38 AM

And into my “evidence locker” it goes. Thanks for catching that. Talk about a video begging to be ripped for posterity. Not all that often the watermelon misanthropes let the mask slip, and we get 2 shining examples (this and the Greenpeace doofus on BBC admitting they overhyped their claims) in under a month!

Blacksmith on September 3, 2009 at 11:12 AM

How can DDB Brasil claim copyright if they had nothing to do with the production of this video?

gullxn on September 3, 2009 at 12:19 PM

sooo America caused the tsunamis? I don’t get it what’s the logic link between the two?
Alden Pyle on September 2, 2009 at 9:58 PM

Not America, Bush. Chaos Theory.
fogw on September 2, 2009 a

The butterfly effect?

If Bush waves his hand in say, China, a tsunamis will be formed and destroy NYC?

Any bets that Al Gore is behind this ad?

Ya know Al Gore used CGI, computer generated graphics in his little film.

DSchoen on September 3, 2009 at 2:01 PM

Haha. The video is no longer available because of a copyright claim by the firm that claims they had nothing to do with it.

hmmmm.

Scrappy on September 3, 2009 at 2:12 PM

Well if DDB does not own the rights to this video, then Text can be changed legally and this could make a very powerful message. Premier anyone?
Sanmon on September 2, 2009

If DDB does not own the rights to this video, then why has the video been removed with this message?

Video not available due to copyright claim by DDB BRASIL

DSchoen on September 3, 2009 at 2:15 PM

Link not working DDB put a copyright cliam on it.
Here’s a new link to it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuiXz3W_0p8
ITmonkey on September 3, 2009

Thanks for the link!

Another question.

If this ad was not intended to be played in the USA,
Why are the words in English?

DSchoen on September 3, 2009 at 2:24 PM

Sweet Jesus Archimedes!Why are you not posting from Brazil!?I am ready,willing and able to be wing man!
So how many acres were clear cut in the Amazon today?
On another note,whenever I see pictures of the towers it’s like when I hear bagpipes,a chill runs down my spine and I want to kill something.

McBride on September 3, 2009 at 5:53 PM

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