What Fresh Hell Is This?

January 29, 2010

The Trib, The Heritage Foundation and The UN


On today's Editorial Page at the Richard Mellon Scaife owned Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, we find this. It's another "story" referencing some Heritage Foundation research about the United Nations.

Oh, did I just say "Heritage Foundation"?

Here's Richard Mellon Scaife's braintrust today:
Oh, the U.S. assessment for Turtle Bay's regular budget -- 22 percent -- remains unchanged. That's of little consolation, considering U.N. budget increases will inevitably cost the U.S. millions more.

Meanwhile China, among other nations, is ridiculously undercharged; Beijing's share of the U.N.'s regular budget this year is 3.189 percent, according to the Xinhua News Agency.

Bad as the U.N. budget deal is, the U.S. share of the world body's peacekeeping fund is even worse. The U.S. share will go up 1.21 percent this year and 1.18 percent in 2011 and 2012. So what? Those increases in a multibillion-dollar budget will cost U.S. taxpayers approximately $100 million more annually over the next three years, notes U.N. watchdog Brett D. Schaefer of The Heritage Foundation.
Do I need to mention again how much money Richard Mellon Scaife has funneled to the Heritage Foundation over the years? (It's about $23 million, by the way) Or that Richard Mellon Scaife is on Heritage's Board of Directors?

More later. Gotta run. I'm on OffQ tonight!

1 comment:

BigmacInPittsburgh said...

Does the trib really report news or is it a tax write off it's owner?