FACES of Coal are iStockphotos?!
The new coal industry front group “FACES” has yet to come forward with a list of their members. Well, thanks to a few new-media gumshoes, including Appalachian Voices’ Jamie Goodman and our friends at DeSmogBlog, we’ve learned that not only is FACES hosted by a K-Street firm called Adfero, but all of the FACES of coal are actually … iStockphotos. They couldn’t even get real photos of their supporters.
Hmmm, I think I’ve seen these faces before. (Thanks Jed!)
Update I: Our crack team discovered a few more stockphotos overnight. They are posted here.
Update II: It seems the “Adfero” link, which was working last night, has been hidden and made private. Hopefully someone got a screenshot before it was closed.
Update III: DeSmogBlog has a screenshot showing that Adfero hosts the FACES site. Check it out.