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February 4, 2011

Common Cause to Become "Hypocrisy Hub"?

So here we have a corporation that advertises itself as a "grassroots organization" while exercising its First Amendment rights
to advance the position that corporations do not have First Amendment rights, only individuals do. Some individuals, participating in the corporation's "grassroots" rally, exercise their First Amendment rights in ways that harm the corporation's image. The corporation responds by exercising its First Amendment rights to denounce those individuals for having exercised their First Amendment rights. And it does in its capacity as a faceless corporation, by issuing a statement for which no individual--not even CEO Bob Edgar--takes responsibility. For the sake of truth in advertising, Common Cause should change its name to Hypocrisy Hub. -- Everybody Does It? Really? - WSJ.com

Posted by Vanderleun at February 4, 2011 1:27 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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