Dislike it when someone suggests that your penchant for economic coercion and your disdain for the poor who want affordable energy is a tad unpleasant? Smear them with the accusation that the only reason they’ve criticized you is because they are paid to do so by “Big Oil.” Brendan O’Neill of the left-libertarian magazine Spiked describes his encounter with this slimy tactic here.
Another example is here, laughable in its clutching at the oil straw.
My favorite, though, is those who hear my arguments in favor of limited DDT use and immediately claim I’m in the pay of the DDT industry. What DDT industry?