What Fresh Hell Is This?

April 28, 2012

Yea, I Guess We Gotta Do This Again.

From the Tribune-Review:
Diana Furchtgott-Roth is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, an economics-oriented think tank, and is the former chief economist for the U.S. Department of Labor.

She spoke to the Trib regarding a linchpin of President Obama's re-election campaign known as the Buffett Rule. Named for Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, it's a proposed minimum effective tax of 30 percent on anyone earning more than $1 million annually.
You know where this is going, right?

Of course you do.

According to Media Matters, about $4.5 million was granted to the Manhattan Institute by foundations (Carthage and Sarah Scaife) by Tribune-Review owner and publisher, Richard Mellon Scaife.

Funny Eric Heyl doesn't mention that in his interview.

But wait, there's more.  When we google Furchtgott-Roth, we find more Scaife connections:
So a columnist at the Scaife owned Trib interviews a scholar connected to three Scaife funded (to the tune of about $16 million over the years) conservative think tanks and yet fails to mention one penny of that support.

Yet another lesson on how the right wing noise machine works.

Actually it's the same lesson, we're just reliving it.

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