Coal industry scrubs 'Clean Coal Carolers' after Raw Story, subsequent reports
John Byrne
Published: Friday December 12, 2008


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Two days after RAW STORY's report on a holiday-themed "clean coal" flash presentation, the coal industry lobby has taken down the site.

Following Raw's report Wednesday morning, the site was picked up on by ThinkProgress and then MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Wednesday afternoon and evening.

AmericasPower.org has "cleaned" the singing lumps of coal from their website; ThinkProgress notes the original link now goes to a blog post saying the lumps of singing coal have gone "home for the holidays."

In the original flash game, viewers were asked to click pictures of winter clothing, which then appear on blinky-eyed chunks of coal, and selected a background for the house where the carolers would sing.

"Frosty the Coal man is a jolly happy soul," they crooned in a parody of Frosty the Snowman, which you can listen to below. "He's abundant here in America and he helps our economy roll. Frosty the Coalman's getting cleaner every day. He's affordable and adorable and helps [indiscernable] keep their pay. There must have been some magic in clean coal technology, for when they looked for pollutants there were nearly none to see."

For Silent Night, they sang: "All day. Every night. Clean coal provides the lights. Heat our homes and keeps us warm."

And Deck the Halls? "Clean, clean coal is here to stay, fa la la la la la la la. Getting cleaner every day, fa la la la la la la. Keeping us all warm at night, fa la la la la la la la la la. When it comes, it makes things light, fa la la la la la la la la."

Where the presentation was previously, now there is only this.



You can watch the Clean Coal Carolers sing "Frosty the Coalman" below.



 
 


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