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YouTube Vid vs. CNN on the Clean Coal Debate

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posted on Jun, 25 2008 @ 03:28 PM

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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[edit on 25-6-2008 by elevatedone]


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