I can hardly believe it.
Recently, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) “voluntarily” pulled an infomercial, designed to elicit warm, healthy feelings towards dirty oil and the Alberta Tar Sands, after complaints by the Sierra Club and others. The ad compared toxic pond tailings to yogurt (“Oilsands ad comparing tailings to yogurt to be revamped” The Vancouver Sun).
Today, I had the pleasant surprise of discovering that John Brown’s Public Diplomacy Press Review had linked into The Chrysalis (specifically, into the recent post entitled “Truth to Power”). I had not known that Mr. Brown maintained a blog, so I spent some time browsing through it’s contents, which address the often confused boundaries between propaganda and public diplomacy.