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  •  "embedded media programs" (11+ / 0-)

    H/T KateCrashes - great catch

    http://mediamatters.org/...

    Former FreedomWorks chairman Dick Armey says the conservative outlet that helped launch the Tea Party paid Glenn Beck at least $1 million last year to fundraise for the organization, an arrangement he said provided "too little value" for the money.

    "The arrangement was simply FreedomWorks paid Glenn Beck money and Glenn Beck said nice things about FreedomWorks on the air," Armey, the former House majority leader, told Media Matters Friday. "I saw that a million dollars went to Beck this past year, that was the annual expenditure."

    Armey, who left the organization this past fall after a dispute over its internal operations, said a similar arrangement was also in place with Rush Limbaugh, but did not know the exact financial details.

    When someone is impatient and says, "I haven't got all day," I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day? George Carlin

    by msmacgyver on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 07:12:45 PM PST

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    •  great value - the tea party stopped public option (2+ / 0-)
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      maybe delayed payment for services prev rendered. read an ad and it's legal. get some of it back- even better.

      i wonder how far back the annual payoffs went.

      i'll bet those guys get tips.

      comment above by rahseverak refers to illegality

      This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

      by certainot on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 09:07:24 PM PST

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      •  I'm dating myself (5+ / 0-)

        This reminds me of Payola:

        http://en.wikipedia.org/...

        Payola, in the American music industry, is the illegal practice of payment or other inducement by record companies for the broadcast of recordings on music radio in which the song is presented as being part of the normal day's broadcast. Under U.S. law, 47 U.S.C. § 317, a radio station can play a specific song in exchange for money, but this must be disclosed on the air as being sponsored airtime, and that play of the song should not be counted as a "regular airplay".

        The term has come to refer to any secret payment made to cast a product in a favorable light (such as obtaining positive reviews).

        Some radio stations report spins of the newest and most popular songs to industry publications. The number of times the songs are played can influence the perceived popularity of a song.

        When someone is impatient and says, "I haven't got all day," I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day? George Carlin

        by msmacgyver on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 09:20:39 PM PST

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        •  yeah, really. and they're all singing the same tun (2+ / 0-)
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          tunes- talking point by talking point.

          talking points might not apply but you know guys like that are lazy and aren't always going to personalize like they're supposed to. hannity is especially unimaginative - talking points machine gun.

          talking points may not apply but i'know they get some extensive coordination on important timely topics.

          This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

          by certainot on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 10:19:47 PM PST

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