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Sweet Irony at the "Green" DNC Convention

Reality Base
By Melissa Lafsky
Aug 25, 2008 11:44 PMNov 5, 2019 1:25 AM


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Last week we discussed the "heavy greening" efforts touted by planners behind both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. So how are the ultra-environmentally-friendly efforts in Denver faring so far? Here's a report from Playboy.com blogger Carol Keeley on the bag of freebies presented to all credentialed journalists:

The media swag bag was surreal. Examples: a flat white plastic UPS truck that contains mints; an AT&T DNC ringtone gift card; a shitload of advertising for all things green, using shameless quantities of paper and plastic; a card with an embedded radio; Joint Juice; a metal pin of a bicycle advertising a phone company; a metal pin of a windmill; a plantable card; a card announcing that Coca-Cola is the Official Recycling Provider at the Pepsi Center; a plastic water bottle; and Dale Carnegie's Golden Book, which includes his bio plus tips from How to Win Friends and Influence People.

Et tu, DNC committee?

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