NEG – CO2/GHG Deregulation CON HSD Research Club – Assignment #5Preston Black – Black/Cotton Podium Sodium Debate Club – NC
SOURCE INDICTMENT S
1. Heritage Associates
Heritage associates lack credentials and value quantity over accuracy
founder & executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy
, a national consortium of policyresearchers & analysts], “The Media’s Favorite Think Tank: How the Heritage Foundation Turns Money into Media,” Extra! A publication of Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting, July/
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The News Shapers
Professor Lawrence Soley * of Marq uette University observes that ‘ among beltway think tanks, Heritage associates have the weakest scholarly credentials.’ Instead of seeking quality, ‘ the HeritageFoundation appears to strive for quantity’ – feeding a glut of material to Congress & the news media.
He adds that ‘
the biggest names at this think tank are not thinkers, b ut former Republican officials.
’ (These days they include Heritage ‘fellows’ EdwinMeese, Jack Kemp & William Bennett, all highly paid for their expertise.) ‘
Given the backgrounds of individuals at the Heritage Foundation, thereis little question as to why it is more accompli shed at lobbying than research.’ Soley describes Heritage position papers as ‘sophomoric’ (which means ‘unsophisticated’ or ‘immature’).”*Soley is a Professor of Communication at Marquette University with a Ph.D. from Michigan State University
“Global Warming is BOGUS!!! That means we shouldn’t regulate CO2, right?” “Ummm… No.”Page