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The 'Heritage Foundation' Strikes Again

Posted By Conn Carroll On May 12, 2008 @ 5:17 pm In International | Comments Disabled

The Heritage Foundation has been a longtime critic [1] of international organizations that encroach on America’s ability to protect its own interests; the United Nations chief among them. Apparently we’ve gotten into their head.

Matthew Lee is a well established activist whose “passionate advocacy has stalled bank mergers across the nation [2]” … not exactly an established Heritage policy goal. Since 2005 he has turned his attention to the UN and blogs about his investigations into the institution regularly at Inner City Press [3].

After pressing UN Headquarters on possible waste at UN TV, Lee had this exchange [4] with the head of UN TV, Susan Farkas, on April 30 during a sit down meeting.

Farkas: Can I ask you a question? Let me ask you this straight out… You don’t get paid by The Heritage Foundation? You seem determined to throw things at the wall, I can’t help but think it’s ideological. I’m not the only one who thinks that. I’m sure you’re aware of that.

Inner City Press: I think there are two separate beats here. The Security Council, they think quite the opposite [of Inner City Press' approach]. But with the UN, they think anything that’s critical is a right wing attack.

And for the record: no, Matthew Lee does not get paid by The Heritage Foundation. Although some in the building do watch him on Bloggingheads.tv [5] sometimes.

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[1] a longtime critic: http://www.heritage.org/research/internationalorganizations/

[2] passionate advocacy has stalled bank mergers across the nation: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/16/AR2006041600841.html

[3] Inner City Press: http://www.innercitypress.com/index.html

[4] this exchange: http://www.innercitypress.com/un1farkasdpi050808.html

[5] Bloggingheads.tv: http://bloggingheads.tv/search/?participant1=Lee,%20Matthew

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