Orwelian Propaganda

December 14, 2008

I heard this on the NPR news quiz, “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me”  bluff the listener game. I thought it was a joke, but it’s real: “Frosty the Coal Man”!

There is a coal industry lobby group that is attempting to “green wash” coal via new lyrics to the classic and beloved Frosty the Snowman song.

Disturbing stuff. It turns out that the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity received so many complaints about their desecration of Frosty, that they pulled the anthracite carolers from their website but not before they were immortalized on YouTube.

This is America, Jack. How dare you defile my childhood animated winter TV special?

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