On Fox News Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008 Chris Wallace repeats Americans For Job Security talking points verbatim immediately preceding one of their ads airing on the network.
driftglass comes up with the find and keenly observes Wallace's puppet-like devotion to his advertiser:
Wallace (filtered through Driftglass): Apropos of nothing whatsoever, aren’t unions evil? And shouldn’t the Evil Union Card Check program be opposed by all right thinking people who don’t want the destroy the economy? I mean, after all you get secret ballots in Congress. Why is it OK for Congress to have secret ballots and not for workers?
... [O]ne minute later, they went to commercial, [and] I got the shock of the week when the first paid commercial was from an outfit called “Americans For Job Security” repeating VERBATIM the Boehner/Fox Party line “question” that Wallace had awkwardly wedged into the middle of a “news” broadcast not sixty seconds prior.
You get secret ballots in Congress.
Why is it OK for Congress to have secret ballots and not for workers?
Driftglass goes on to provide us with lots of detail about Americans For Job Security -- predictably, a "sham front group that would be better called Corporations Influencing Elections." Be sure to read it all.
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