ThinkProgress Attacks Major CAP Donor, Walmart

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The Center for American Progress Action Fund’s blog attacked Walmart on Wednesday for retaliating against employees as they were demonstrating for wage reform.

The post did not disclose that the Center for American Progress (CAP) received up to $1 million from the retail giant and partnered with the group to hold a large party during last year’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

CAP’s Conflicts of Interest

Liberal ‘think tank’ routinely argued in favor of policies benefitting its donors
CAP BA donors

Through lobbying, media, and public statements, the left-wing Center for American Progress (CAP) routinely used its influence to push for legislation that benefitted its major corporate donors, a Washington Free Beacon analysis has found.

Unsafe Conditions

Liberal critic of Walmart fails to disclose it is funded by Walmart
Bangladesh factory wreckage / AP

Retail giant Walmart defended its garment production operations on Wednesday in the face of reports that a Bangladeshi factory that killed hundreds when it collapsed last month was producing apparel for its stores.

ThinkProgress Reverses on Benghazi Whistleblower

Gregory Hicks / AP

The liberal blog ThinkProgress suddenly reversed its stance on Benghazi whistleblower Gregory Hicks, the State Department’s former deputy chief of mission in Libya, citing unnamed State officials in an attempt to sully Hicks’ testimony before a House committee on Wednesday.

Not a Parody

ThinkProgress, on the Koch brothers giving some money to a tiny school you’ve never heard of: Whether or not you think these sorts of donations are threats to academic freedom, they do lay bare the somewhat surprising disadvantage progressives face when it comes to getting funding for work on their intellectual traditions. lolwut

Doffing its CAP

Center for American Progress has history of attacking new hire Larry Summers
Larry Summers / AP

The Center for American Progress has a new distinguished senior fellow in Larry Summers, the Washington Post reported.

A Failure to Disclose

‘Nonpartisan’ Obama Donor Authors Pro-Tax-Hike Report
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The author of a study that says tax cuts on high-incomes and small businesses have little to no impact on economic growth has personally donated at least $3,400 to President Obama since 2008—a fact that the media outlets touting the study have failed to disclose.

Carney’s ‘B.S.’

Cites dubious measurements to argue for Obama's 'fiscal constraint'

White House press secretary Jay Carney on Wednesday cited a dubious statistical report in support of his claim that President Obama “has demonstrated significant fiscal restraint” during his first term in office.

Career-Firster

Faiz Shakir, editor of ThinkProgress blog accused of anti-Israel, anti-Semitic bias, headed to Nancy Pelosi’s office
Faiz Shakir appears on Iranian state television

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) has hired the controversial editor of a blog recently engulfed in scandal over its use of language that Jewish groups have described as anti-Semitic and anti-Israel. Faiz Shakir, the editor in chief of the Center for American Progress’ ThinkProgress blog, is set to become a senior adviser to Pelosi and her office’s director of new media, according to reports.