Friday, January 23, 2009

TVA Caught Softpedaling their Spin about Coal Ash Spill

Someone at TVA accidently sent the AP an early draft of a Dec. 23 memo showing downplayed edits ("sudden, accidental release") of initial descriptions ("catastrophic") that made the disaster look like, well, the disaster that it actually is.

Another black eye in TVA's attempt to win the public relations battle. Word to the wise:  whenever TVA describes a "threat to fish" they originally meant "risk to public health." So, what do they ever mean when the final draft says "risk to public health"? "Epic threat to all life as we know it"?

1 comment:

  1. I wonder if that should be, ahem, "accidental" ... in quote marks.