Friday, May 05, 2006

Big Oil Propaganda: $2 million in three months

No wonder it seems like those television ads are everywhere.

It's because they are.

The ADN reports today that the Big Three of Big Oil have spent nearly $2 million in the first three months of this year waging their campaign against proposed changes to the way they are taxed. That amount exceeds the total they spent bombarding us with Iconic Alaskan Imagery for the entirely of 2005!

If I had the time and the intestinal fortitude, I might try to watch four or five hours on the three channels I can get, simultaneously, and figure out just how many versions of the ads there are, and perhaps dissect them in Mystery Science Theatre fashion.

Or perhaps just come up with a really good drinking game - that might be inducement enough.

Any volunteers?? Bueller? Bueller??

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