This YouTube video raises the question of whether CNN's coverage of the clean coal debate has been biased by a multi-million dollar advertising
campaign purchased on CNN by the coal industry through Americans for Balanced Energy Choices, a coal front group since renamed the American Coalition
for Clean Coal Electricity.
The ad campaign, which began a year ago, was created by Waylon Ad, a firm representing both ABEC and the National Mining Association. A coal industry
website describes the purpose of the CNN ad campaign: "The St. Louis ad agency's spot, which follows a debut effort that broke in April, suggests
coal use is economically efficient and environmentally friendly.
In the latest spot, a panorama of people and faces, including a man in the middle of a field with an electric guitar, is shown as a voice over touts
coal use." The low budget video piece was posted on YouTube June 24.
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