Tuesday, March 29, 2011

"Small Government" Conservative Think Tank Uses Government Against Professors

Gov. Walker's Fans, Photo from TPM
This one's just a little weird. Using the government to go after professors who may have used terms like "Wisconsin," "Madison" (wow, that isn't too broad!) and oddly, "Maddow" in email correspondence. See, conservatives really don't like professors, for their book learnin' and liberal leanings. So they're trying to git 'em, but they're doing so in a way that sort of uses the very "big government" they supposedly deplore. And along the way, they're going against the "nobody watches MSNBC" meme, as well as the "what Governor Walker is doing is very popular" line.


Conservative Think Tank Seeks Michigan Profs' Emails About Wisconsin Union Battle ... And Maddow

A free enterprise think tank in Michigan -- backed by some of the biggest names in national conservative donor circles -- has made a broad public records request to at least three in-state universities with departments that specialize in the study of labor relations, seeking all their emails regarding the union battle in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) and MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, TPM has learned. . ."
Read more at: Talking Points Memo

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