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Foreign-Funded Attack Ads or Quieter Potato Chip Bags: The Corporate Media Decides

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Tuesday morning Think Progress reported that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is going to spend upwards of $75 million dollars to defeat Democrats using a slush fund which includes monies received from foreign countries and businesses. (Read the full story here.)

This was the natural extension of last January's Supreme Court 5-4 Citizen's United decision which now makes it legal for private companies to produce and air political ads without accountability. At the time of the ruling it was thought that this would open the door for foreign interests and countries to affect the outcome of elections. Conservatives bellowed that it would never happen. America for the Americans! Well, they lied.

MSNBC was all over the Think Progress report this evening. The three major networks said nothing. CNN devoted an hour to a hard-hitting interview with Liza Minnelli. However all of the news organizations breathlessly reported a study which discovered that Frito Lay's Sun Chips biodegradable bag makes too much noise when you reach in for a chip so they're going to redesign the bag.

American elections decided by foreign interests or noisy potato chip bags. Hey, it's a no-brainer, babe. Everybody eats potato chips.

Another proud moment for our corporate media.