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Adani's spin game. No one from Indian mining company Adani appeared on last night's episode of Four Corners, which delved into its business dealings both in India at home, with the company choosing instead to give a written statement. Four Corners host Sarah Ferguson says the program made requests over a number of weeks to the company. Instead of fronting up to a journo, the company has made an interesting public relations move -- sponsoring tweets showing up in Australians' feeds during the time the program aired, as well as an advertisement played during the NRL grand final (a lot of North Queensland viewers would be tuning in to see the Cowboys). Seen any other interesting Adani ploys to get in our good books? Drop us a line.