Thursday, April 23, 2009

Center for Consumer Freedom - The Connection

Wayne Pacelle's posting today rang a bell with me. Below I am including an excerpt.

Well you can find it on Twitter, of all places. David Martosko is the mouthpiece of the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF)—a primary critic of animal welfare groups, nutrition and health advocates, environmentalists, and anti-drunk driving groups. CCF is a front group for corporations that do not want their fingerprints on their counterattacks against public interest organizations, and it has distinguished itself for scattershot reprisals toward Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the American Public Health Association, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, PETA, and, of course, The HSUS.
So what does Martosko have to say about the farm animal cruelty that has come to light in case after case?
“Cheap solution to #PETA & #HSUS? Stop animal-rights infiltrators in farms & slaughterhouses … ” He then provided a link to a website that sells a supposed gadget to detect the presence of hidden cameras. (The #-signs indicate Twitter subject tags.)
That’s right, Martosko and his ilk have a simple answer to cruelty.
Prevent anyone from seeing it. Don’t fret about the suffering, just stop the chronicling of it.

Remind you of anyone? These folks are full fledged Winograd supporters and state it openly and proudly. No Kill amounts to outta sight, outta mind. If you don't get called on it, shut up. Easy to see why CCF and Winograd enjoy a bed together.

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