DeSmogBlog: SPINalysis: Heartland’s Echo Chamber Shifts the Target

heartland logo.jpg President Joe Bast Dodges Responsibility – for Now It’s been a month since the Heartland Institute was caught in a St. Valentine’s Day Striptease – inadvertently exposing its entire budget and fundraising plan. Yet an objective analysis of the resulting internet and mainstream media coverage has to credit Heartland’s spin machine with having put ...

DeSmogBlog: Heartland has Long History of Blowing Smoke

Joe Camel ad.jpg One of the most bizarre reactions to the St. Valetines Day Striptease, in which the Heartland Institute was tempted by a mild-mnannered scientist to completely expose itself – its strategies, funders and plans for the new year – is the complaint by "neutral" observers like Judith Curry that people were somehow picking ...

DeSmogBlog: Heartland Funding Disinformation Echo Chamber

echochamber123.jpg The Heartland Institute has been using its corporate funding to create an echo chamber of experts-for-hire, subsidiary think tanks and websites which all work together to rebroadcast information in Heartland's manufactured controversy about climate change. In the last week, Heartland has been able to rely on this network – and on its own considerable skill ...