Tuesday, April 25, 2006

The sell -out Democrats

David Sirota:

"Since my book, Hostile Takeover, is a look at how both parties engage in corruption, people have asked me a lot lately for good examples of exactly who is leading the Hostile Takeover of the Democratic Party on behalf of Big Money interests. While there are certainly a lot of examples, today it seems the best example comes in the form of Mike McCurry. The former Clinton press secretary, who appears throughout the media billed as a party strategist, is now using his skills to try to destroy the Internet on behalf of the big telecom companies. That's not a surprise - McCurry is now raking in cash from those companies trying to get Congress to legalize a system that would split the Internet into two classes - big corporations that are forced to fork over cash to the telecom companies in their extortion scheme, and the rest of us (for more on the net neutrality debate, see this site).

What is a surprise is how dishonest McCurry is in twisting the facts. Also shocking is how he is publishing material pushing the telecom industrys agenda without disclosing that he is making cash off his advocacy from those same telecom companies. You'll notice in this op-ed in the right-wing fringe Washington Times today, McCurry's tag line lists him only as Press secretary to President Bill Clinton 1995-1998,' a partner at Public Strategies Washington, and , co-chairman of 'Hands Off the Internet' which is euphemistically labeled 'a policy advocacy group' - instead of a front group to push the telecom industry's agenda."

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