From today's op-ed page, we read this editorial on the nation's food stamp program. In it, there's this passage:
Yet the Obama administration, which keeps spoon-feeding the entitlement mentality, wants to spend even more on this and other welfare programs, which last year reached $927 billion, according to The Heritage Foundation. But heaven help the conservative who suggests pulling the emergency brake on this runaway train.Did you see how quietly the Heritage Foundation (where Richard Mellon Scaife's on the board of Trustees) is mentioned? Or Newsmax (where Scaife owns 40% of the store)?
"We're going in the wrong direction in that we're growing the amount of people who are being on government subsistence or government dependency," Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., tells Newsmax. That must change.
Or how about this from Colin McNickle?
The Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) is out with a marvelous 50th-anniversary debunking of Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring," which long has been the manifesto for environmentalists.Wanna know how much money McNickle's boss has funnelled to PERC?
About $2.3 million.
See how Heritage, Newsmax, and PERC are used as some sort of authoritative information sources?
See how, in the spirit of full disclosure, they mention the millions of dollars if financial support their boss has provided to those sources?
That's how the right wing noise machine works.