June 25, 2012

Big Soda Hires PR Flack Behind “Harry And Louise” Ad To Fight Bloomberg Soda Ban

Late last month, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed banning soda sales larger than sixteen ounces in the city’s restaurants, movie theaters, and street carts. This proposed ban has been highly controversial, and deserves a healthy debate (no pun intended).

But as with any other issue in modern American politics, big corporations and their lobbyists and public relations firms are seeking to control the debate by blanketing the airwaves and creating fake grassroots movements for their side of the argument.

Take the new group “New Yorkers for Beverage Choices.” The group bills itself as a “coalition of citizens, …

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