What Fresh Hell Is This?

June 5, 2010

Some Minor Pimping At The Trib.

Take a look.

From today's Editorial Page:
Pittsburgh City Council plans to spend a quarter-of-a-million dollars to hire an out-of-state company to analyze Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's plan to lease city parking garage assets. We'll bet an outfit like the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy would do the job -- and a better one at that -- either as an outright public service or for a sum one heck of a lot less than $250,000.
Do we need to do this again?

Yes, I guess we do because this time it's a little different.

Ok - here goes. From an old blog post:
We should all remember that over the last 14 years, the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy got a full 87% of it's grant money from none other than Richard Mellon Scaife, owner and publisher of the Pittsburgh-Tribune Review.
It's support to the tune of about $4million in case you're curious.

But look at what the Scaife's braintrust is doing today. Not only is it failing to point out the financial ties between the Allegheny Institute and Richard Mellon Scaife - that's bad enough - but with this editorial it's pushing to get a city contract for the Institute.

Nice going, my friends. You can now all add "pimp" to your resumes.

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