by Scoobie Davis
I was Going to Mention This A Few Weeks Ago
I was at the movies a few weeks ago and I saw the trailer for the film The Yes Men which opens in theaters tomorrow. Read the site; these guys are on the cutting edge of culture jamming. I just read a righteous article about them in the fall issue of Film Magazine. According to the article, the group The Yes Men's took on after the WTO was the Scaife-funded Heritage Foundation. The hacks at the Heritage Foundation summed up their hackdom well in a few short sentences:
The Heritage Foundation. . . is an entirely political operation that demonstrates little but contempt for such academic niceties [as peer-reviewed research]. As Heritage President Edwin Feulner explained back in 1995, "We don’t just stress credibility. We stress timeliness. We stress an efficient, effective delivery system. Production is one side; marketing is equally important.” Burton Pines, a Heritage vice president, has added, "We're not here to be some kind of Ph.D. committee giving equal time. Our role is to provide conservative public-policy makers with arguments to bolster our side."