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No Takers for Contest to Make Fun of Walking, Biking, Transit

5:40 PM EDT on October 27, 2008

From the Competitive Enterprise Institute -- the Phillip Morris-Amoco-Texaco-Ford-funded activist "think tank" that brought you such informational videos as "Where's the Warming?" -- comes this attack on World Carfree Day.

CEI invited YouTube auteurs to submit video responses in a competition for a $100 gas card, but its target audience may not think going car-free is all that nutty. They didn't get any takers for their contest, though there were almost a dozen negative viewer comments, 100 percent of the feedback as of this writing.

In the video, narrator and CEI senior fellow Marlo Lewis says that car-free events are catching on "because there's a growing political push to restrict car use." Uh, right. It isn't like Americans are turning to transit, walking and biking for other reasons -- rather than, say, relying on contests for free gas.

Video: CEIdotorg/YouTube

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