Food for Activists

PR crisis manager Nick Nichols, who advises companies to use attack-dog strategies against pesky activists, delivered another fiery speech this weekend at the Conservative Political Action Conference, branding environmentalists as terrorists and comparing them to Hitler. "A lot of [my] clients look like food to the more extreme environmental groups," he said. "Government and industry have to start fighting these folks." Similar sentiments came from other speakers at the conference, which included a long list of corporate-friendly names such as Bob Barr, L. Brent Bozell III, Pat Buchanan, Mona Charen, Tom DeWeese, Lucianne Goldberg, David Horowitz, Alan Keyes, Steve Milloy, Grover Norquist, Oliver North, Daniel Pipes, Phyllis Schlafly, Craig Shirley and Ken Starr. U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney delivered the keynote speech, while vendors at exhibition booths sold anti-Muslim hate paraphernalia.