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Speaking of Elite Contempt
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Check out how NPR, Bloomberg News, and Mike Allen's Politico Playbook handle coverage of this weekend's upcoming 8/28 "Restoring Honor" Glenn Beck rally in Washington. Each piece is almost a parody of press hostility and derision toward Mr. Beck and his listeners and viewers. Compare the tone of the coverage of Mr. Beck with the tone of the mainstream press coverage of the imam of the ground zero mosque. The imam and his followers generally get the benefit of the doubt, while Mr. Beck and his followers get scrutinized and caricatured.

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Haley Barbour's Green Jobs Strategy
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Bill Clinton's DNC chairman, Terry McAuliffe, is getting into the green energy business, Bloomberg Businessweek reports:

In the past year, McAuliffe founded GreenTech Automotive, which he aims to build into a $1 billion powerhouse. In February he bid to convert a shuttered paper factory in Virginia's southeast corner into a biomass power plant; he's awaiting word. He plans to invest up to $1 billion in wind power with a Chinese company, A-Power Energy Generation Systems. He says he's "jacked up" on fuel cells and is scoping out new technologies worldwide. "What the Internet was for the 1990s, green jobs are for the 2000s," says McAuliffe...

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Bloomberg Businessweek on Tea Party
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The new Bloomberg Businessweek cover story is "Why Business Doesn't Trust the Tea Party." It frames the Tea Party as "extreme and inflexible," as opposed to "business leaders who prize pragmatism and stability." It all depends on what adjectives one chooses; the Tea Party might also be characterized as "principled" as opposed to business leaders who are "unprincipled" and "stubbornly opposed to change."

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Speaking of Elite Contempt
futureofcapitalism.com

Check out how NPR, Bloomberg News, and Mike Allen's Politico Playbook handle coverage of this weekend's upcoming 8/28 "Restoring Honor" Glenn Beck rally in Washington. Each piece is almost a parody of press hostility and derision toward Mr. Beck and his listeners and viewers. Compare the tone of the coverage of Mr. Beck with the tone of the mainstream press coverage of the imam of the ground zero mosque. The imam and his followers generally get the benefit of the doubt, while Mr. Beck and his followers get scrutinized and caricatured.

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Haley Barbour's Green Jobs Strategy
futureofcapitalism.com

Bill Clinton's DNC chairman, Terry McAuliffe, is getting into the green energy business, Bloomberg Businessweek reports:

In the past year, McAuliffe founded GreenTech Automotive, which he aims to build into a $1 billion powerhouse. In February he bid to convert a shuttered paper factory in Virginia's southeast corner into a biomass power plant; he's awaiting word. He plans to invest up to $1 billion in wind power with a Chinese company, A-Power Energy Generation Systems. He says he's "jacked up" on fuel cells and is scoping out new technologies worldwide. "What the Internet was for the 1990s, green jobs are for the 2000s," says McAuliffe...

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Bloomberg Businessweek on Tea Party
futureofcapitalism.com

The new Bloomberg Businessweek cover story is "Why Business Doesn't Trust the Tea Party." It frames the Tea Party as "extreme and inflexible," as opposed to "business leaders who prize pragmatism and stability." It all depends on what adjectives one chooses; the Tea Party might also be characterized as "principled" as opposed to business leaders who are "unprincipled" and "stubbornly opposed to change."

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