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Double Agent 'Advocates' for Consumers and Industry

A Front Group Affront

An American Prospect article on Rick Berman of the front group Center for Consumer Freedom notes, 'Berman's strategy turns on a simple rhetorical gimmick: By employing the language of consumer freedom, he protects his client industries by demonizing (and, hopefully, discrediting) their critics.' Berman 'stands out, if only for the sheer, unparalleled audacity with which he's straddled his dual roles as consumer 'advocate' and industry lobbyist.

The American Prospect, January 3, 2005
(Via PR Watch's Spin of the Day.)

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