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Originally published December 14 2014

Google chairman Eric Schmidt pretends to drink Diet Coke in bizarre marketing stunt

by Ethan A. Huff, staff writer

(NaturalNews) Students attending a panel discussion with Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, that took place at Yale University's School of Management last year, thought they were there to learn more about the globalization of technology. But a video montage of what actually took place at the creepy event reveals that it was actually more of a product placement marketing ploy to promote aspartame-laden Diet Coke.

The roughly hour-long panel discussion, which was captured on video, features Schmidt repeatedly touching and fondling a carefully-placed Diet Coke can perched on a table next to his seat. A three-minute condensed video highlighting all the moments that Schmidt gestured towards, touched, or drank from the can clearly reveal that Diet Coke was just as much a featured member of the panel as Schmidt was.

Was the can really empty?

In the video, Schmidt can be seen awkwardly touching and fondling the can at least five different times, as well as drinking from it at least a dozen times. Each time he picked up or otherwise moved the can, Schmidt was careful to set it back down with the label facing outward in clear view of all the students and the camera filming him.

But this isn't the most disturbing part. From the beginning of the discussion to the end, it appears as though there is nothing actually in the Diet Coke can, and that Schmidt is merely pretending to drink from it. Each time he tipped it back to take a drink, Schmidt angled the can roughly the same way every time, suggesting that it is empty.

One would think that after taking 12 separate gulps the angle of the can would change, but this wasn't the case. Schmidt clearly angled his can the same way the first time he supposedly took a drink as he did the last time he took a drink. And multiple times throughout the discussion, Schmidt accidentally set the can down too hard, making a sharp clank noise exposing it as empty.

You can watch the shocking video here:

Schmidt's Diet Coke stunt encouraged millions to consume poison

Interestingly, Schmidt can be heard swallowing a few times in the video, which some have suggested proves there was liquid in the can. But it is very easy to fake a swallow without actually swallowing anything, and to have it make a noise -- try it for yourself! To the honest viewer, it is clear that Schmidt was pretending to drink Diet Coke, and carefully made sure the Diet Coke logo was featured throughout the event.

This is an increasingly common marketing tactic for junk food manufacturers, who routinely use celebrities, high-profile businessmen, and other people in the media spotlight to promote their products. In this case, it seems apparent that Schmidt was recruited to endorse Diet Coke by the fact that he pretended to drink it in front of a room full of college students, subconsciously encouraging them to do the same.

Diet Coke, as our readers probably well know, is a poisonous beverage loaded with toxic aspartame and other deadly chemicals. This ubiquitous sweetening additive has been linked to heart disease, obesity, and a host of other chronic ailments that Schmidt, if he uses his own search engine to conduct research, should already know as well.

But he clearly doesn't care, if he does know, since he shamelessly promoted aspartame while inadvertently exposing himself as a sellout and a shill. NaturalNews readers know better than to fall for this type of deception, but many others out there who still trust these corporate clowns unfortunately don't.


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