April 27, 2011

McIlheran burned some more, on the front page

Remember the other day when Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel managing editor George Stanley hopped into calumnist Patrick McIlheran's thread to point out that the authors of a German study McIlheran was trumpeting had ties to the industry their own study was protecting?

Stanley wasn't done.

The scientists were reported to be testing the efficacy of Bisphenol A as a flame retardant additive to Patrick McIlheran's underpants.

You can only get away with being a hack for so long.

And in comments, a daring corporate apologetic. Follow the logic:
The only people who care to know the truth are connected to the industries. They have an actual financial interest in the product and therefore will care about the results.


Peggy said...

That comment was from Kleefischforprez, a prolific JSonline troll. I, personally, find his/her comments rather amusing because he/she consistently writes the most outrageous statements and people fall for it every single time.

illusory tenant said...

Looks like I fell for it too! (doesn't happen often)

Peggy said...

Maybe troll is the wrong word - more like a satirist, I guess. K4P tweaks, hard, the right-wing talking points, to amusing effect. Check out his/her last statement on that article:

"Well concernedcitizen, Governor Walker has said repeatedly these consumer protection laws must be removed as there should be none in place because they impede businesses. I suggest get on board."

illusory tenant said...

That one's actually a pretty close call! (Maybe it's Ron Johnson.)

gnarlytrombone said...

So it looks like Captain AEI doesn't appear unless one invokes his name three times.

Mike said...

It sounds like Kleefischforprez is a great demonstration of Poe's Law.

illusory tenant said...

"Kleefischforprez" is a bit of a giveaway isn't it.

illusory tenant said...

(Although if I'm not mistaken there's a "palinrocks" or something that is deadly serious and ten times as absurd.)