Supposed "grass-roots" pro-coal campaign Web site uses stock photos:
It seems to me that a movement so driven by the support of good ol' folks with no partisan or corporate agenda wouldn't have to use fake "real people" in their promotional materials. After all, aren't there plenty of REAL "real people" around?
When Cox Cable in Lafayette suffered from bad PR, they began using real employees in their ads.
When Fox News held its tea parties, plenty of real people showed up to be forever preserved looking ignorant.
When Dick Armey and freedomworks.org masterminded the health care obstructionist effort, real people showed up to town halls to scream and drown out intelligent dialogue.
So, as we see, it's not hard to recruit a few thousand citizens hopped up on Glenn Beck and the sweet freebase of fear to lend legitimacy to Spontaneous Uprisings, LLC. So FACES of Coal really blew this one. The coal showed up, but where are the FACES? To put it charitably, they're batting .500 with that name. Or, to put it my way, they're half-assing it.