Exxon’s PR firm using cheap-looking YouTube video to bash Gore
August 3, 2006
A Washington, D.C., public relations and lobbying firm whose clients include oil company Exxon Mobil may be responsible for a cartoon video that makes fun of Al Gore according to an article in today’s issue of The Wall Street Journal.
The video, titled “Al Gore’s Penguin Army,” portrays the former vice president as a “sinister figure who brainwashes penguins and bores movie audiences by blaming the Mideast crisis and starlet Lindsay Lohan’s shrinking waist size on global warming.”
An investigation into the identity of the video’s maker lead the Journal to a computer registered to DCI Group, the PR firm that works with Exxon. DCI Group and Exxon denied involvement.
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This article contains quotes from “Where Did That Video Spoofing Gore’s Film Come From?” by ANTONIO REGALADO and DIONNE SEARCEY, which appears in the August 3, 2006 of The Wall Street Journal