Friday, July 27, 2012

ALEC Right Wingers - Having Comprehension Problems

About a month ago – threatened that they were going to do an expose on NCSL and ALEC.  Before their dimwits could get their project off the ground – their faulty assumptions regarding ALEC and NCSL were countered by

Media matters
   Read the comparison of ALEC and NCLS  >>>HERE<<<

Center for Media and Democracy
   Read the comparison of NCLS and ALEC  >>>HERE<<<

BOTH articles show there IS NO COMPARISON between NCSL and ALEC,
American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)  is nefarious – NCSL IS NOT.

Well these folks – just are not quitting.
Evidently the right-wing is having a hard time understanding words that are not monosyllabic.
They are still trying to convince the public that NCSL is a nasty organization.

The unfortunate truth for the right wing is – there is nothing more nasty than the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

ALEC has started a new tactic that most who don’t research ALEC would not be aware of.
Over the past three weeks – they are doing most of their propaganda over the airwaves and mostly on TV.

So anyway – it appears the ALEC’s new PR firm, Edelman,  has started a new strategy for ALEC – TV and radio.
First ALEC was on the CBS Saturday nightl news, then there is a ½ hour piece running on PBS and now you have this latest installment that is being picked up today, nationwide for rebroadcast.

We’re going to have to find a better way to investigate and find these, cause they are more difficult to find.

AND we need to expose every single one of these new ALEC pieces of propaganda –
– we need to write about the fallacies that are being spread by ALEC right wing media
– we need to write about the one-sided (extremist right-wing) reporting techniques being used
Because all this is being sent across our publicly owned airwaves.
“publicly owned airwaves” – OUR COMMONS being used to destroy democracy in the US.

Here’s the latest 47 second example.

Neither Mr. Henderson nor the John Locke Foundation are impartial bystanders.  
They are both right wing extremists.
(Had to put that in because the right wing is always pointing that out about activists on the left.)

The biography of this “personality” on the video YouTube page is:
Rick Henderson, Carolina Journal managing editor, contrasts two groups that work with state legislators across the nation: the American Legislative Exchange Council and the National Conference of State Legislatures. Henderson offered these comments during an interview with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal Radio ( Program No. 480. Video courtesy of

In addition to this you have this part of Mr. Henderson’s bio from LinkedIn
Managing Editor, Reason magazine
Reason Foundation
Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Think Tanks industry

1997 – 1998 (1 year)
Managing Editor

1996 – 1998 (2 years)
Managing Editor, Washington Editor
Reason Magazine
August 1989 – September 1998 (9 years 2 months)

“Video courtesy of”
On the YouTube bio – they intentionally do not mention that this little piece of broadcasting is done by
The John Locke Foundation.
About the John Locke Foundation
JLF’s Vision
The John Locke Foundation envisions a North Carolina of responsible citizens, strong families, and successful communities committed to individual liberty and limited, constitutional government.
This is their attempt to make this look like mainstream reporting – rather than propaganda from the extreme right.

Another piece of info from the John Locke Foundation:
Daren Bakst, Esq.,
 is Director of Legal and Regulatory Studies for the John Locke Foundation    Bakst serves on the Federalist Society's Administrative Law and Regulation Executive Committee and as a member of the Energy, Environment, and Agriculture Task Force of the American Legislative Exchange Council.

Prior to joining the Locke Foundation, Bakst was Policy Counsel for the National Legal Center for the Public Interest, a Washington, D. C., think tank that focused primarily on business regulation.

Another webpage notes that Bakst is:
a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council's Natural Resources Task Force.

Back to the start:
American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is nefarious – NCSL IS NOT.

You can drop it now – monosyllabic right wingers.

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