Using coloring books as propaganda can be a bad idea. Talisman Energy released a coloring book called Talisman Terry’s Energy Adventure (follow this link to read), teaching children about the controversial practice of hyrdraulic fracturing (or fracking) for natural gas.
The coloring book was pulled after being ridiculed by various public figures last week–including Stephen Colbert, who mocked the coloring book in a segment (video embedded above). Scribd has a copy of the coloring book, in case you’d like to see it for yourself. What do you think?
The Washington Post has more: “Critics called the coloring book’s depiction of land before and after drilling overly rosy. The post-drilling image adds a rainbow and an eagle to the scene where the hydraulic fracturing drilling process took place.”