Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Question: What Do Sun TV and The Komen Foundation Have In Common?


Answer: Ari Fleischer.

As is made clear in a fantastic post from Alison over at Creekside:

Seems former White House Bush spokesy, sometime Steve fluffer, and anti-Planned Parenthood campaigner Ari Fleischer was involved in vetting job applicants for the Susan G Komen For the Cure foundation, which then dropped their funding for Planned Parenthood's breast cancer screening last week after its anti-choice leadership reverse-engineered its funding rules to align with anti-choice groups opposed to abortion, contraception, and stem cell research....

{snippety doo-dah}

This reminded me that as recently as three years ago Ari Fleischer was still plumping for an alternate universe in which Saddam Hussein was the guy behind 9/11.

Eighteen days after that March 11, 2009 TV appearance, Ari, acting in his capacity as Steve's US media fluffer, arranged the now infamous Fox News luncheon attended by Steve, Steve's director of communications Kory Teneycke, Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch, and Fox News president Roger Ailes. Four months later, Teneycke left Steve's employ to pursue his dream of creating a Fox News North for Canada and voilĂ  - the alternate universe of Sun TV where they just make sh*t up was born...
ada and voilĂ  - the alternate universe of Sun TV land where they just make shit up was born...

Of course, as we have been discussing, in addition to just making sh*t up when needed, it turns out that the fine folks over at Sun TeeVee Land are more than willing, apparently, to just stage sh*t up as well.



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