Tag Archives: 60 Minutes

‘Dr. Evil’ Strikes Again

Washington lobbyist Rick Berman – a.k.a. Dr. Evil – is up to his usual tricks with a full-page ad in yesterday’s New York Times.     Campaign Outsider Potemkin Front Group Index™: 2  Two wit: Minimumwage.com, and The Employment Policies Institute. … Continue reading

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‘Dr. Evil’ of Politics Strikes Again on Minimum Wage

Corporate gunsel Rick Berman, memorably profiled as Dr. Evil on 60 Minutes in 2007, is front-and-center in the minimum wage battle now being, er, waged at the state and federal level. From Tuesday’s New York Times:     Fun fact to … Continue reading

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Are You Ready For The ‘Ready For Hillary’ Super PAC?

Despite Hillary Clinton’s protestations in her kissathon with Barack Obama on 60 Minutes last Sunday, the 2016 presidential race is very much on, as this Politico Influence item indicates: CLINTON GETS ANOTHER SUPER PAC: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hasn’t left her State … Continue reading

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60 Minutes Has This Bridge In Brooklyn . . .

Last night the CBS news magazine 60 Minutes aired Part Two of its mash note to America’s favorite historian, David McCullough. The piece started in Paris and ended at the Brooklyn Bridge, about which McCullough wrote a book that earned … Continue reading

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Dr. Evil Targets Mike Bloomberg

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed crackdown on big sugary drinks is going over like the metric system. Exhibit A: This full-page New York Times the American Beverage Association ran on Friday. Exhibit B: This full-page ad the Center for … Continue reading

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Even Stevens

Former Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and David Souter are out there post-morteming – in the most non-ideological terms possible, of course – their SCOTUS careers. So why not former Justice John Paul Stevens? Why not with a vengeance. … Continue reading

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New York Times Goes Easy On “Dr. Evil”

Friday’s New York Times featured a front-page piece about corporate frontman Rick Berman, memorably profiled by CBS’s 60 Minutes as “Dr. Evil.” From the Times massage: While he once called himself a lobbyist . . . he now styles himself … Continue reading

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BP Does Not Stand For Best Practices

Arr-ooo-gah! Arr-ooo-gah! BP has shifted into DEFCON 4 as oil keeps pouring into the Gulf of Mexico and turmoil keeps pouring onto BP. First, the oil. According to Reuters: BP said on Thursday it was siphoning 5,000 barrels (210,000 gallons/795,000 … Continue reading

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I Am Not Ashamed.Org

So the hardworking staff at Campaign Journal was watching “60 Minutes” Sunday night when this spot popped on the screen: The commercial comes from an outfit called Answers in Genesis, which describes itself as “a catalyst to bring reformation by … Continue reading

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Ad o’ the Day©

The Center for Consumer Freedom (“Promoting Personal Responsibility and Protecting Consumer Choice”) – which is a front group for restaurant, alcohol, and tobacco companies, among others – ran a full-page ad in Tuesday’s New York Times promoting the “vindicated sweetener,” … Continue reading

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