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Megan McArdle

Reposted from The SHAME Project

“In propaganda, truth pays off.”

— V.I. Lenin

SHAME’s recent exposé of Newsweek/The Daily Beast correspondent Megan McArdle went into great detail about her deep, close ties to the Kochs’ libertarian influence-peddling machine and her failure to disclose the connections. The most important thing you need to know about Megan McArdle is this: She is the only journalist in America whose byline has appeared on Newsweek and Atlantic Monthly cover stories, while at the same time is so close to Charles Koch that she was chosen to emcee the big 50th Golden Anniversary bash that Koch threw last year to celebrate the success of his libertarian think-tank the Institute of Humane Studies, the first of countless dozens of think-tanks (Cato Institute, Americans for Prosperity, Competitive Enterprise Institute, etc.) that the billionaire oligarch controls today. (more…)

October 1st, 2012 | Comments (29)

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This past Friday, S.H.A.M.E. Project’s expose of Megan McArdle got a shout out from financial blogger/commentator Barry Ritholtz, who called our profile of the Newsweek/Daily Beast hack “one of the most brutal takedowns I have ever seen.” Ritholtz—author of the excellent…

September 24th, 2012 | Comments (23)

The Daily Beast's Megan McArdle: A Covert Republican Party Activist Trained By the Billionaire Koch Brothers

S.H.A.M.E. just published a brand new shill profile. Its latest subject: Megan McArdle, who was just hired on this September as Newsweek/The Daily Beast’s “special correspondent on economics, business and public policy.” In case you’re wondering, yes, that’s her in the image…

September 19th, 2012 | Comments (34)

Eurotrash Bagtard James Delingpole Pollutes Australia

Limey libertarian conspiracy theorist James Delingpole befouls the land Down Under with a book claiming that climate change science is an Illuminati conspiracy by the Club of Rome to enslave mankind…And Australia’s top libertarian think-tank is James Delingpole’s biggest promoter…

May 17th, 2012 | Comments (28)

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January 3rd, 2012 | Comments (63)

Failing Up With Joshua Foust: Meet The "Evil Genius" Massacre-Denier Who Shills For War Profiteers

Last week, some troll named Joshua Foust attacked my article about the massacre in Kazakhstan on December 16. I really had no idea who Foust was until I started getting emails from readers telling me “some guy with a goatee…

December 31st, 2011 | Comments (135)

The Koch-Whore Archipelago: How The Billionaire Kochs Screwed My Scoop While Screwing America

  Update: MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan makes it official: Mark Ames & Yasha Levine “are the two journalists who broke the story about these brothers and the Tea Party in 2009 before anyone believed them.” Watch the episode here and here.  It’s been…

March 25th, 2011 | Comments (26)

Dylan Ratigan Makes It Official: Mark Ames & Yasha Levine Broke The Koch Brothers' Takeover Of America

The biggest story of the past year—the takeover of America by the billionaire Koch brothers—was first reported by eXiled Online editors Mark Ames and Yasha Levine over two years ago, in a controversial article for Playboy. Dylan Ratigan sets the…

March 24th, 2011 | Comments (18)

Megan McArdle Queefs On Charles Darwin! Psychology Today Mocks McArdle-The-Evolutionary-Biologist, Calling Her "The red-faced, humorless, easily-offended type"...McArdle Became Science World Laughingstock After Her Attack On Book Comparing Humans To Bonobo Chimps: "Do you know how I know that we are not like bonobos? Because we're not like bonobos"...Bonobo Chimp Issued Statement: "Megan McArdle Definitely Did Not Evolve From Us...She Evolved From Thick Vegetation, Or Perhaps Fungi, But Definitely Not Anything With A Central Nervous System..." [HT: David]

September 5th, 2010 | Comments (1)

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Megan McArdle Queefs On Archimedes: Blames Calculator For "Truncating" Her Retarded Misunderestimate Of Bush Tax Cuts For Rich...McArdle, Atlantic Monthly's Business Blogger And Reputed M.B.A., Failed To Push Calculator Buttons Properly, Thereby Underreporting By 90 Percent How Much We Americans Would Gain By Repealing Bush Tax Cuts...Even So, McArdle Concludes: "My Point Still Stands"...A Friendly Word Of Advice To Messrs. Koch And The Rest Of The Free-Market Billionaires: Guys, Seriously, It's Time To Ditch Your Lackey McArdle And Trade Up For A Competent Shill Who At Least Knows How To Push Calculator Buttons...Like, Say, A Chimpanzee... [HT: Hajime]

July 21st, 2010 | Comments (1)

Is Rand Paul Just Another Neocon Republicrat Masquerading As A Libertarian Rebel?

This article first appeared in Antiwar.com “When it is said that nothing, including a nuclear strike, is off the table on Iran, are those who say it not also threatening genocide?” – Rep. Ron Paul, May 22, 2007 “I don’t think…

May 25th, 2010 | Comments (49)

Washington Post Links FreedomWorks, Tea Party, Koch Family, Only 5 Months After Ames & Levine

News Flash! Five months after Yasha Levine and I broke the story linking the rightwing billionaire-PR nexus between FreedomWorks, the Koch family, CNBC, Eric Odom and the Tea Party movement, the Washington Post finally caught up with us. In an article…

August 16th, 2009 | Comments (11)

Mad Midget 2: Matthew Vadum Yaps With A Vengeance

Matthew Vadum, the rightwing butterball savaged in The Daily Show last year for race-baiting, doesn’t like me very much. But he ain’t the type who keeps it to himself. Nuh-uh. America’s favorite little waffendwarf read my last post about him,…

August 13th, 2009 | Comments (25)

Moonies And Midgets Defend Megan McArdle: Read Their Angry [sic] Letters

You never know what bizarre creatures you’ll stir to action when you go after a corrupt beast like Megan McArdle. But what I saw after my expose on McArdle in yesterday’s Alternet was like sending a bathyscaph down to the…

August 7th, 2009 | Comments (23)

Megan McArdle's Hypocrisy Exposed: Portrait Of A Libertarian As A Taxpayer-Subsidized Brat

Just when you think you’ve seen so much hypocrisy that nothing can shock you, along comes Megan McArdle. McArdle, who blogs for the Atlantic Monthly, presents herself as a principled libertarian, fiercely denouncing any attempt to provide any sort of government-funded…

August 6th, 2009 | Comments (38)

Ezra Klein Asks Mark Ames: "Dude, Where's My Queen's English?"

My article on Megan McArdle’s taxpayer-subsidized childhood, published in today’s Alternet, is kicking up an entertaining shitstorm. It’s Jiffy Pop time here in Harlem, I tell ya! I learned a lot of things so far, but by far the most…

August 6th, 2009 | Comments (17)

Thanks to the slam dunk investigative piece by your humble correspondents, Rick Santelli was forced to cancel his appearance on the Daily Show last night, leading to this massively-blogged segment ripping Santelli and CNBC a gigantic bleeding asshole. If words…

March 5th, 2009 | Comments (16)

“Slick Rick” Santelli Is A Bailout Queen

If you’re wondering why disgraced pseudo-rebel Rick Santelli and his pals at CNBC kept strangely quiet about the hundreds of billions in bailouts right up until a couple weeks ago, when the government finally extended its bailout program beyond the…

March 3rd, 2009 | Comments (21)

CNBC Bitch-Slaps Santelli Into Line, FreedomWorks Admits It Organized "Grassroots" Tea Parties, Jon Stewart Cancels Santelli & Megan McArdle Queefs On Our Founding Fathers

Our article last Friday exposing the familiar old rightwing corporate machine behind the fake “tea party” protests, and Rick Santelli’s highly questionable role as the one-man MC for the protests’ launch event, wound up crashing the tea party’s mojo, and…

March 2nd, 2009 | Comments (46)