Big Oil’s propaganda gusher

From ThinkProgress:

A handful of outside groups, fueled by oil and coal dollars, are committing tens of millions to propel Big Oil to the forefront of the 2012 elections — outspending the Obama campaign on political energy ads by an overwhelming amount.

In the first three-and-a-half months of 2012, groups including Americans for Prosperity, American Petroleum Institute, Crossroads GPS, and American Energy Alliance have spent $16,750,000 on energy attack ads…

By comparison, the Obama campaign and his super PAC have spent at least $1.67 million defending the president’s energy record.

Anyone else for campaign finance reform?

One thought on “Big Oil’s propaganda gusher

  1. Yeah. I admit to being a little queasy about the premature high-fiving among left blogtopia. We have seven months to November and we know that the right-wing billionaires will be spending freely. By the time this whole shitstorm ends, who knows what will be the conventional wisdom?

    Not looking forward to it.

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