What Fresh Hell Is This?

April 10, 2010

Craig Smith Does It Again.

Last February, I caught Craig Smith tribbing for Richard Mellon Scaife - he interviewed Dick Armey, president of Freedomworks, for the Tribune-Review without declaring that the Trib's owner, Richard Mellon Scaife, donated millions of dollars to Freedomworks.

I caught him again. In today's Trib, he interviews Michelle Bernard, CEO of the Independent Women's Forum - without disclosing the millions of dollars in Scaife money that's flowed to the IWF from the various Scaife-controlled foundations. To wit:
  • In 2007, the Sarah Scaife Foundation granted $100,000 to the IWF
  • In 2006, the Sarah Scaife Foundation granted $100,000 to the IWF
  • In 2008, the Carthage Foundation granted $50,000 to the IWF
That's a cool quarter mill in just three years. Mediamatters reports that two Scaife controlled foundations (Sarah Scaife and Carthage) have given $2.1 million to the IWF in the last 15 years or so.

No mention of that by Craig Smith in Scaife's paper, the Tribune-Review.

The circle jerk continues.

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