Did Free Press, er, not come entirely clean, when it said last March in Congressional testimony (audio clip here) that it took no corporate / business funding, and then again 8 months later in responding in letter form to Representative Marsha Blackburn on same?
I ask because the following images / text from today’s Wall Street Journal seem to connect Phil Falcone’s floundering LightSquared project – which went on a $2.75 million lobbying spree last year to get FCC approval for the company’s novel wireless offering – to public interest groups like Free Press.
Notes the Journal (click image to enlarge):
Yes, there’s a timing gap between the March testimony and the November letter. But the November letter came after LightSquared’s (and Free Press’) summer lobbying activity, and there’s no mention in that statement of the Lightsquared-related involvement or activity.
Is Falcone the one funder that didn’t want to be disclosed to Congress, as excepted in Free Press’ November letter to Rep. Blackburn?
Is pushing corporate funds through foundations not taking money from businesses?
Do public interest groups like Free Press do anything for free?
Free Press, you’ve got some ‘splainin’ to do.