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The Atlantic publishes Scientology propaganda as “sponsored content…” then gets embarrassed by the ensuing ridicule and removes the article. Which makes them sell-outs and cowards. No wonder we hate the media.

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matthew s harrison
January 15, 2013 9:36 pm

Look at the bright side, maybe they are starting to realize that the muslims are here to kill us, and they are shopping for a new cult to get behind!

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danybhoy
January 16, 2013 12:32 am

The Atlantic is run by Katrina vanden Heuvel, who is the very definition of the perfect leftist… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katrina_vanden_Heuvel Born October 7, 1959 (age 53) New York City, New York, United States Alma mater Princeton University Occupation Editor, publisher and entrepreneur Spouse(s) Stephen F. Cohen Children one daughter Parents Jean Stein and William vanden Heuvel Relatives Jules C. Stein and Doris Babbette Jones (maternal grandparents) Katrina vanden Heuvel (/ˈvændənhuːvəl/; born October 7, 1959) is the editor, publisher, and part-owner of the magazine The Nation. She has been the magazine’s editor since 1995. She is a frequent guest on numerous television programs. Vanden Heuvel is a self-described liberal and progressive. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Early life Vanden Heuvel was born in New York City, New York, the daughter of Jean Stein, an heiress, best-selling author, and editor of the literary journal Grand Street, and William vanden Heuvel, an attorney, former US ambassador, member of John F. Kennedy’s administration, businessman, and author. She has one sister and two step-siblings. Her maternal grandparents were Music Corporation of America founder Jules C. Stein and Doris Babbette Jones (originally Jonas). Through her maternal grandmother, vanden Heuvel is a distant cousin… Read more »

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Plainsman
January 16, 2013 5:22 am

Thumbs up DB, but the link would’ve been sufficient. :)

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danybhoy
January 16, 2013 8:25 am

Oh well…

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poppajoe49
January 16, 2013 5:36 am

It must be nice to be born into a wealthy family so that you never have to struggle to make your way in the world. That gives you the opportunity to not have to think about anything but what are the “cool” things to support, and become a socialist and useful idiot.

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Plainsman
January 16, 2013 6:40 am

Good point. It’s interesting how these elitists tend to be the do-gooder types, but in their efforts to help the downtrodden and/or the less fortunate, they become ever more elitist and even tyrannical, in the sense that they know better what is good for everybody and by George, their gonna force it on us all, like a tablespoon of castor oil.

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January 17, 2013 8:05 am

Yeah, I didn’t see much about hands getting dirty in that family history.

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matthew s harrison
January 16, 2013 8:46 am

She married a “russian studies” professor, i.e., a KGB foreign officer. Funny, most of the liberal upper crust have direct uplines to the russians, and/or arabs. What a joke this bitch is.

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MDLION
January 16, 2013 5:16 am

All I’ve known about vandel Heuvel before is that I turn the channel whenever I see her. So she received an award from Planned Parenthood for doing a nasty piece on Pro-Lifers in Russia. If you defend the unborn in Russia you’re brave. I think one reason Katrina’s kind hates Pro-Lifers is that they know next to them their own selfishness and cowardice is exposed. I think the lion’s share of the hatred of Sarah Palin is for her having 5 children including a Down Syndrome child. Her selflessness exposes their radical selfishness. It is part of the female vocation to be deeply sacrificial for one’s children. If you turn this on its ear, you get the rage of the radical feminists.

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Plainsman
January 16, 2013 5:24 am

MDLION, very insightful comment, especially as it relates to the angst in liberal circles for Sarah Palin.

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sa_rose
January 17, 2013 7:37 am

If the Church of Scientology paid for space, it WAS advertising. It may be crap, bujt so is 99% of other ads around. I think some mainstream Christian groups need to do the same thing. THAY should set the left on their ears!

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January 17, 2013 7:59 am

The issue isn’t whether it’s advertising, it’s the way websites are disguising advertising as content. More and more sites are doing this. That’s what The Atlantic did. I got an offer last month for something similar. Of course with my website, the money was certainly far less than what The Atlantic got from the Scientology creeps. I was offered $100 to write a column and include a link to a specific company – a company that would be very difficult to mention in the context of the political/philosophical stuff I write about. I’m sure as a writer I could pull it off, but… I told them no, if I was going to sell my soul it would require more than $100.

What’s more, the people The Atlantic allowed to buy fake content space are a deviously harmful cult, which makes their sellout even worse.

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January 20, 2013 6:48 am

Update: The Atlantic issued a statement (in the form of a memo to staff) explaining their screw-up with the Scientology propaganda. Basically, if you read between the lines, they’re sorry… that they got caught:

http://jimromenesko.com/2013/01/19/the-atlantic-president-explains-the-scientology-advertorial-screw-up/

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poppajoe49
January 20, 2013 10:57 am

The requested page could not be located on this blog. We recommend using the navigation bar or search form above to get back on track.

BUT If you go to the front page, it’s the 3rd item down.

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January 20, 2013 11:28 am

Too funny. Sounds like they’re embarrassed about their explanation now, so they’re moving it around on their website so fewer people will see it.

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