The oil industry-backed Heartland Institute is at the forefront of the attack on global warming science and no doubt they're an organization more than just disliked by many.
Here's an audio clip the Heartland is passing around in which they claim an “environmental extremist” hopes their “building explodes.” To be clear, I'm not in any way condoning what this person says, there are better ways (like DeSmogBlog) to get after “think” tanks bent on spreading misinformation and confusing the public.
However, by the Heartland releasing this audio clip they're showing just how far they will go to label the environmental movement as “extremist.” Here at the DeSmogBlog we have received much harsher messages on a regular basis and it would quite easy for us to release these messages and label the global warming deniers as “extremist.”
But we don't, and the reason is that most people send such messages in anger without thinking through what they're saying. Others just don't know of a better way to communicate. Are they extremist? No, just really ticked off.
In fact, if the Heartland is truly feeling threatened by an “environmental extremist” they should be passing this clip onto the authorities, not blogging about it.