Saturday, September 15, 2007
The National Post and Benador Associates: Get a room, already.
So, to recap, ABC News gets hoodwinked by bogus expert and neo-con "consultant" Alexis Debat, who published his fictional interviews in the journal Politique International, which was edited by one Amir Tehari, who is associated with a PR firm called "Benador Associates" and who supplied the National Post with its worthless Iran/Jews/badges story, which got us here at CC HQ wondering ... how stupid is Brian Lemon?
No, no, I just made up that last part. What we were really wondering is, how many other "experts" at Benador Associates have been feeding the National Post potentially dishonest neo-con swill over the years. And the answer -- oh, you're going to love this.
Using Benador's handy-dandy search feature, we'll just produce a final count for each member that had at least one article published in the Post -- you're welcome to scan each list to see the articles for yourself.
Yeah, you read that last one right: 173. Apparently, Mr. Jonas was a weekly columnist for the Post for years, so one can safely assume that that paper has been publishing a steady stream of right-wing nonsense courtesy of its Benador-supplied "experts" for quite some time.
The National Post: When it's a tossup between news and neo-con propaganda, and news sounds too much like work.