What Fresh Hell Is This?

March 4, 2013

It's Been A While, My Friends...

I haven't done one of these sorts of posts in a while but here goes.

This weekend the Tribune-Review published an interview with columnist Eric Heyl.  It begins like this:
Carl Meacham is director of the Americas Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington, D.C.-based nonpartisan foreign policy think tank. He spoke to the Trib about what Cuban President Raul Castro's recently announced plan to step down when his term ends in 2018 means to Cuba and the United States.
We have to wonder about the "non-partisan" nature of this foreign policy think tank when, according to The Bridge Project a majority of its foundational support came from one source (well three Scaife controlled sources; the Allegheny, Sarah Scaife, and Carthage Foundations)

According to that website between 1985 and 2011, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, received a total of $19,786, 480 dollars (unadjusted for inflation) from about a dozen foundations.  Of that total, about 54% or about $10,743,000 came from those Scaife Foundations ($400k from Allegheny, $10.15 million from Sarah Scaife and $195K from Carthage).

And yet, Eric Heyl, columnist employed by uber-conservative Richard Mellon Scaife at the Scaife owned Tribune-Review didn't see fit to tell you of his boss's financial entanglements with the "non-partisan" think tank.

The Right Wing noise machine noises on...

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