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Ethical Oil: The Puppet Rap

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It's time for Friday funnies, and the top hit today is Ethical Oil: The Puppet Rap, which first popped up over at The Tyee.



It's a foul-mouthed, satirical music video remix of Kathryn Marshall's ridiculous PR gymnastics to avoid answering a basic question from CBC's Evan Solomon whether Enbridge funds the Ethical Oil Institute. The second half features "Easy-E" Ezra Levant, the founder of the Ethical Oil Institute and creator of the 'ethical oil' talking point.

Check it out:

The satirical music video was created by Caitlin Dodd, David Henderson-Hean, Kai Nagata, Spencer Powell and Emile Scott.

Head over to The Tyee for the annotated lyrics, complete with supporting links to more information about each topic covered in the satirical smackdown of Ethical Oil.

Download an mp3 of the Puppet Rap track at KaiNagata.com. There's even a ringtone available. "Enjoy the dulcet tones of a plush tar sands apologist with every incoming call!" Nagata says. 

If none of this makes any sense to you, watch Kathryn Marshall's original interview with Evan Solomon on CBC:

And check out these articles from DeSmogBlog for more background: 

Friends with Benefits: The Harper Government, EthicalOil.org and Sun Media Connection by Emma Pullman

Unaccountable Oil: Enbridge Pipeline and "Ethical Oil" PR Pollution by Jim Hoggan

Cozy Ties: Astroturf 'Ethical Oil' and Conservative Alliance to Promote Tar Sands Expansion by Emma Pullman

Why Ethical Oil's Deceptive 'Women's Rights' Defense of Tar Sands is Insulting and Wrong by Emma Pullman


Canadian Environmentalists: Tree Hugging Terrorists or Just Concerned Citizens?
by Ashley Arden

Lastly, since it's Friday and we're sharing YouTube videos, here's a reprise of Rick Mercer's fantastic takedown of the Ethical Oil crowd's 'radical environmentalists' misdirection campaign:

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