Denialgate, the Heartland 2010 prospectus, and Operation Angry Badger
An anonymous donor calling him (or her)self "Heartland Insider" has released the Heartland Institute's [q. v.] budget, fundraising plan, its Climate Strategy for 2012 [disputed] and sundry other documents (all attached) that prove all of the worst allegations that have been levelled against the organization.
- I'd like to point out once more a diagram from Heartland's 2010 opus (not leaked). Check out that diagram if you haven't. Yes, really. I mean it.
- There's a lot to chatter about regarding their 'strategy' for climate inaction, but I think what's potentially most damning is their suggestion (in
(1-15-2012) 2012 Fundraising Plan.pdf, p. 14) to "[r]ecruit and promote superintendents who support [Wisconsin] Act 10". Is Heartland seriously trying to entice public servants into becoming mouthpieces for their rich funders, or did I miss something?
- Will US politicians start launching tens of inquiries into Heartland's workings? And will activist groups file scores of lawsuits against Heartland to compel it to release its e-mails?