GE: Coal Never Looked So Sexy

Tue, 2008-04-15 10:42Kevin Grandia
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GE: Coal Never Looked So Sexy

Forget “clean coal.” Energy giant General Electric thinks coal is downright sexy.

This “coal-is-so-clean-its-sexy ad” was pulled by General Electric a while back, but it goes to show just how far some will go to sell clean coal.

Strange choice of music for the ad -  “Sixteen Tons” by Merle Travis is a song about the misery of coal mining.

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I’ve got a much better impression of coal after watching that ad. :)

I noticed the NBC peacock among other logos at the end of the GE ad. Tim Russert avoids AGW on his show – coincidence? A very quick google returns some results indicating that GE is thought by AGW-deniers to make a lot of money from emissions reductions, and that NBC is a vehicle promoting emissions reductions. Looks like opposed opinions on GE/NBC is old news….

…like this in “Zoolander”? Oh, right. That was a parody.

“This “coal-is-so-clean-its-sexy ad” was pulled by General Electric a while back, but it goes to show just how far some will go to sell clean coal.”

Yeah, imagine that! Someone actually making a TV commercial, of all things – just to advertise something?

Tsk-tsk. What is the world coming to?

Someone should make a TV ad that sells nukes.

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