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FACES of Coal are iStockPhotos?!

The Farce Continues

We’ve touched on the fact that 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 our own 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 just istockphotos. They couldn’t even get real photos of their supporters.

Exhibit A

Exhibit B

Exhibit C

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 below the fold.
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.

Raised on the banks of the Tennessee River, JW's work to create progress in his home state and throughout Appalachia has been featured on the Rachel Maddow Show, The Daily Kos and Grist. He served first as Appalachian Voices’ Legislative Associate and then Tennessee director until leaving to pursue a career in medicine in 2012.