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Meet Ricardo and Dawn, the hip young Target anti-union propagandists! It’s their job to walk new employees through the dark and scary world that is the encroaching threat of unions to take away their freedoms and kill puppies (or is it take away their puppies and kill freedoms?).

A Dexter cancer patient featured in a conservative group’s TV ad campaign denouncing her new health care coverage as “unaffordable” will save more than $1,000 this year.
Prohibitionist Propaganda

Prohibitionist Propaganda

Fox Noise delivers bad news to its viewers - the truth

Fox Noise delivers bad news to its viewers - the truth

I’m going to start tweeting this when I see their happy ads on TV instead of something like…

foundation funding and the creation of U.S. climate change counter-movement organizations

Jeff from San Diego 350 wrote about this academic study:

A study out of Drexel University, just published recently, provides an eye-popping look at the money behind climate change denial and the elaborate network it creates to sustain public support of the growth of the fossil fuel industry.

It explains the financial wealth necessary and focused on keeping more than half of the US public ignorant of the unanimity of the scientific community about anthropogenic induced climate change.

The group behind this is called the Climate Change Counter Movement (CCCM), which is composed of 91 organizations funded by 140 different foundations.  They have an annual income of over $900 million. 

It breaks my heart to remember our recent fund raiser where our members were chipping in $20 or whatever they could afford for books and cookies.  The disparity in funding is numbing.

Gregory’s question was absolute B.S. The website is already fixed, but he couldn’t accept that or else it would destroy his whole premise for asking if the individual mandate should be delayed. Why would the individual mandate need to be delayed if the website is working?

David Gregory was twisting himself into knots trying to set up the softball question on the individual mandate question for Republican Rep. Mike Rogers. This is a behavior that has been visible across the media today. ABC News was in denial, and basically accusing the White House of lying about the status of the website. CNN played dumb about the improvements to the website in order to question President Obama’s competence. In general, the media refuses to believe that a website on the Internet is capable of being repaired.

News watchers have come to expect nothing less than disinterested regurgitation of Republican talking points from David Gregory. However, today’s break from reality was big even by his own standards. None of this is ever a surprise, because David Gregory is a man who treats Meet The Press like he would rather be hosting the Today show.

Gregory has managed to do the impossible. He has made Meet The Press even more unwatchable with his slavish devotion to Republican talking points.
David Gregory Hits a New Low By Shilling For Delaying the Individual Mandate

60 Minutes Benghazi Report Takes A Huge Credibility Hit

But according to the Post, “Jones,” whose real name was confirmed as Dylan Davies, revealed none of those details in the incident report to his security contractor employer that he wrote following the attack. Instead, he wrote that he never got near the compound that night and learned of Stevens’ death from a colleague. From the Post:

In Davies’s 21 / 2-page incident report to Blue Mountain, the Britain-based contractor hired by the State Department to handle perimeter security at the compound, he wrote that he spent most of that night at his Benghazi beach-side villa. Although he attempted to get to the compound, he wrote in the report, “we could not get anywhere near .  . . as roadblocks had been set up.”

He learned of Stevens’s death, Davies wrote, when a Libyan colleague who had been at the hospital came to the villa to show him a cellphone picture of the ambassador’s blackened corpse. Davies wrote that he visited the still-smoking compound the next day to view and photograph the destruction.

The Post reports that Davies’ co-author told them that he was unaware of the incident report ”but suggested that Davies might have dissembled in it because his superiors, whom he contacted by telephone once he was informed that the attack was underway, told him to stay away from the compound.” A CBS spokesman told the paper, “We stand firmly by the story we broadcast last Sunday.”

The 60 Minutes report, which also attempted to revive the long-answered “lingering question” about why no U.S. military forces from outside Libya came to the aid of Americans in the compound, was widely praised by conservative media and received 47 minutes of coverage on Fox News the day after it aired. In response to the CBS segment, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said he would block the confirmations of all administration nominees until Benghazi witnesses testify to Congress.