Politico Failed to Disclose Lobbying Work of Heritage Critics Steve LaTourette, John Feehery and Brian Walsh

March 6, 2014

Some folks on Twitter may wonder why I’m so hard on some of these GOP hacks. This is why. They pretend to be objective observers. In reality they’re always being paid by someone to advocate this or that point of view. And they’re invariably  for sale to the highest bidder. Beltway media loves them and covers for them and many others because they feed them information.

If you want to know what’s wrong with Washington, parasites like these guys who make up the foot soldiers of today’s permanent political class is a good place to start.

Steve LaTourette, John Feehery and Brian Walsh toiled in the halls of Congress for years before cashing in for lucrative jobs in Washington’s burgeoning public affairs and lobbying industry.Today, the three Republicans are at the forefront of the GOP establishment’s clash with conservatives and the Tea Party. They are also among the most quoted critics of The Heritage Foundation and Heritage Action for America, each figuring prominently in a story published this week by Politico Magazine, “Is Jim DeMint the Most Hated Man in Washington?”

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  1. Ragspierre says:

    Heritage’s Geoff Lysaught, group vice president for strategic communications and publisher of The Foundry, said Politico erred by neglecting to reveal this information to its readers.

    “I can only assume that this article slipped through Politico’s standard editorial process,” Lysaught said. “Allowing a reporter with clear liberal bias to develop a story about the effectiveness of Heritage based largely on the opinions of lobbyists paid to advocate against Heritage’s positions is of dubious journalistic merit.”

    Yah. Kinda like letting someone pour a bucket of sewage in an open chest wound is “dubious medical practice”.

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  5. Ragspierre says:


    Let’s try a little theological metaphor here. If the Tea Party is the spirit of the Republican Party — i.e., the embodiment of its best ideals — and actual Republicans are like the body — i.e., subject to sin and self-degradation — then guys like McConnell are like one specific part of the body that can’t be mentioned in a family-friendly blog. Okay, maybe that’s not theological. But you know what I mean.
    I disagree with Klavan’s conclusion that nobody should be primarying McConnel.

    I think it was essential he be primaried. I think it was also essential he get the message, but it seems he didn’t.

  6. Ragspierre says:


    See? Collectivists just make shit up to further “the narrative”.

    Lying is just what they do, because liars are just what they are.