October 28, 2007
We've been exposed
Posted by Paul Chesser at 08:26 AM
My guest column Friday in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer about the Center for Climate Strategies drew a lot of comments (a lot more than any other place where I or others have written about them), with many of them upset about Locke Foundation tactics and secret agenda. Here's the most recent one I saw:
I can tell you why my skin crawls at JLF tactics. JLF exists to do no
good. It's a scam. It's been created with no other purpose than to
assassinate another organization, in this case CSS (sic). Just do a web
search and you will find dozens of articles and false-front websites
(single purpose websites that don't serve a real community or
organization or individual). They're spamming the web with what is
actually just one article, and then linking back and forth to make the
whole sad, thin, dirty thing look big.
Wish I knew where they all were.
Then I took a look at
CSS. I did some background searching on their team members. They seem
to be who they claim to be, lots of experience in government and
business, light on the ivory tower stuff, greenish, but not whacky.
They actually do some work: facilitating tough environmental decisions
with state governments. Saintly? Probably not, but pretty normal.
"Lots of experience in government and business?" Isn't that the problem? And the extent of their work entails piling up frequent-flier miles while they haul the same presentations and process from state to state.
I went back and looked at John Locke's team. Very little science or
government experience. Lots of writing, journalism, marketing, and
think tank experience. Propaganda hacks. That's why they have the time
and money to push out carbon copy articles across the US. That's their
job -- to spin and spoil.
Only conservatives are guilty of carbon copying, I guess!
Posted by Paul Chesser at 08:04 AM
Former Carolina Journal editor Drew Cline, now editorial page editor for the New Hampshire Union Leader, captured the "Cross Country" slot in the Wall Street Journal this week with a fine piece on Massachusetts transplants -- who are not the ones turning the Granite State blue.
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