Saturday, January 05, 2013
grease in the pipe
Have you ever wondered what these right wing agitprop outfits like FreedomWorks™ actually do?
"The arrangement was simply FreedomWorks paid Glenn Beck money and Glenn Beck said nice things about FreedomWorks on the air," (Dick) Armey, the former House majority leader, told Media Matters Friday. "I saw that a million dollars went to Beck this past year, that was the annual expenditure."
So the deal was, FreedomWorks pays Beck a million a year to say nice things about FreedomWorks -- to raise funds for FreedomWorks -- an expenditure which Armey said provided "too little value" for the amount invested.
The organization also has or had a similar relationship with Limbaugh, but Armey didn't say whether Rushbo provided FreedomWorks sufficient bang for the buck.
OK, the thing is, I have several right-wing acquaintances who are missing out on an incredible opportunity to spin fascist propaganda for fun and profit. There's not enough money out there to cover grandma's social security and medicare payments, but there's plenty for wingnut agitprop, and some of you, if you'd just hone your wordsmithing skills a little, might be able to hook up to this fantastic gravy train.
So to speak.