Tag: Jack Spencer

State Policy Network affiliate Mackinac Center denied opportunity to influence the news you read by Progress Michigan

State Policy Network affiliate Mackinac Center denied opportunity to influence the news you read by Progress Michigan

“Chalk one up for the good guys”

Last week, I posted a piece titled “Lee Fang exposes the State Policy Network & corporate domination of public policy”. In that piece, I wrote about The Nation journalist and investigative reporter Lee Fang’s work to show how the State Policy Network (SPN) was waging a multi-pronged war to influence legislation, policy and public opinion at the state level across the country. One of the things that Fang reveals is that SPN affiliates have started their own wire services to bring their skewed version of the news to readers all over America. Here in Michigan, SPN affiliate Mackinac Center for Public Policy has done just that.

Thanks to my pals at Progress Michigan, however, today SPN and Mackinac Center lost a round in the battle to sway public opinion and government policy.

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My appearance on Off The Record with Tim Skubick shows this weekend (and in this post)

Showtime!

Here is the video from my appearance on Off the Record with Tim Skubick that airs starting tonight and twice on Sunday (your mileage may vary depending on your public television station.) The other guests were Joe DiSano (the other liberal, sitting on my right), Jake Davison (Joe’s conservative podcast partner at Politibomb.com) and Jack Spencer from the very conservative Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Although this was the “Bloggers Edition” of OTR, Jack and I were the only actual bloggers. Jake and Joe are not.

Enjoy (video after the jump.)

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