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Rick Berman: He’s Baaaaack!

Ah, Rick Berman. A professional propagandist so nice, I’ve got an entire tag devoted to his shenanigans. Whatcha been up to, Rick? How’s the astroturf growing around your neck of the woods? Made any speeches lately, maybe made a few … Continue reading

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Rick Berman Fools The Tennessean For 3rd Time

Oh, Tennessean. Your gullibility would be laughable were it not so very appalling. Seriously, what does this say about your reputation that a D.C. lobbyist has managed to fool you not once, not twice, but three times in one six … Continue reading

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Fighting Back Against Rick Berman

Well, looks like someone is finally firing back against D.C. lobbyist/professional corporate astroturfer Rick Berman: Mothers Against Drunk Driving and The HSUS File Ethics Complaint Against Rick Berman Groups allege American Beverage Institute violated N.Y. law Two of the nation’s … Continue reading

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Just Another Phony Rick Berman Astroturf Front Group

[UPDATE]: On a whim I did a Google news search for Berman & Co. employee David Martosko. Looks like the media is still getting pwned by Berman’s tricks. Martosko is now masquerading as some kind of beef and dairy industry … Continue reading

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Nashville Scene Calls Out Tennessean On Berman Propaganda

Well this should be fun! Our own Nashville Scene has called out The Tennessean for repeatedly running “op-eds” by corporate sockpuppets working for D.C. PR man Rick Berman. The piece includes a nice shout-out to yours truly, too. {blushes} I’ve … Continue reading

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The Battle Of The Editorial Page

The Kansas City Star‘s editorial page editor learned the hard way that the Heritage Foundation is not a real think tank but rather a conservative talking point factory populated by charlatans and cranks. She won’t be publishing any more editorials … Continue reading

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State Of The Media

My fellow Americans, the state of our news media sucks. That’s not just me talking, that’s the determination of the Pew Research Center’s 10th Annual Report on American Journalism. The results are not pretty. The most distressing development is the … Continue reading

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Four Out Of Five Big Food Execs Agree

Hey, Coca Cola: Big Tobacco called, they want their playbook back. Seriously, I’m trying to figure out what the point was behind this interview with Katie Bayne, Coca-Cola’s President and General Manager, Sparkling Beverages in North America (yes, that’s her … Continue reading

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At Least Someone Cares About My Opinion

I’m sorry, but why exactly am I supposed to be upset about this? Federal Security Program Monitored Public Opinion By CHARLIE SAVAGE WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security has paid contractors to monitor social networking sites — like Twitter, … Continue reading

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Matches? We Don’t Got No Stinkin’ Matches!

Today is the Great American Smokeout. If you’re trying to quit today, you have my heartfelt sympathies. Quititng smoking is really hard. I know this because I did it many times. I quit smoking so many times I finally got … Continue reading

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