Tag Archives: Rick Berman

The Weekly Standard Pimps Out Its Cover and Writers – Again!

This is getting to be a habit, no? As the hardworking staff has repeatedly noted, The Weekly Standard has lately become a marketing chippy for its owner Philip Anschutz, who also owns Xanterra Parks & Resorts. As we wrote earlier: … Continue reading

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Correction: Union-Busting Front Group Didn’t Hijack Jackie Robinson’s Photo – Just His Image

As the hardtracking staff [at Sneak Adtack] noted yesterday, corporate gunsel Rick Berman’s stealth non-profit, Center for Union Facts, has been running this ad lately in the Weekly Standard. That raised a couple of questions for us, one of which … Continue reading

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Anti-Union Front Group Hijacks Jackie Robinson

The hardtracking staff’s kissin’ cousins at Campaign Outsider have written extensively about Rick Berman, the corporate gunsel who sets up stealth non-profit groups to front for the liquor, fast-food, tobacco, and restaurant industries. Oh, yes – and for any companies … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal Suckered by Corporate Gunsel Rick Berman

This op-ed by Michael Saltsman ran in the Weekend Wall Street Journal. Joe Biden and the $15 Question Vice President Joe Biden joined New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a media event in New York City on Thursday. They were … Continue reading

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‘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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Ask Dr. Ads: What’s Up With The NYT Anti-Union Teacher-Bashing Ad?

Well the Doc opened the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out. Dear Dr. Ads, This New York Times ad is so unfair! It’s the American Federation of Teachers’ fault that Latvia, Estonia, and Vietnam have really good school … 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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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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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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