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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Astroturf America: Heartland Institute Disinformation Websites

Posted By: ZiLe Ohai - 3:56 PM



Below are the websites owned, or that were owned in the past, by conservative "think tank" Heartland Institute. According to their website, the Heartland Institute is:
 "a national nonprofit research and education organization, tax exempt under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, headquartered in Chicago, and founded in 1984. It is not affiliated with any political party, business, or foundation.

Heartland's mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. Such solutions include parental choice in education, choice and personal responsibility in health care, market-based approaches to environmental protection, privatization of public services, and deregulation in areas where property rights and markets do a better job than government bureaucracies."


In the list of websites, notice there's a site called brendandemelle.org, Brendan Demelle is the editor of DeSmogBlog.com who pissed off the Heartland Institute by publishing some of their internal documents (check it out here) so the institute bought a website in Mr Demelle's name as retaliation. They also created websites in the name of Peter Gleick, the individual who leaked the documents.

The website brendandemelle.org redirects to another Heartland website called FakeGate.org which supplies disinformation about Climate Change. It also has a list called the FakeGate Gang consisting of websites, articles and organizations that the Heartland Institute doesn't like:


ThinkProgress.com
February 15 – Climate Denial Bombshell (Update)
Huffington Post
February 15 – Climate Denial Bombshell (Update)
Huffington PostFebruary 15 – Heartland burned by ‘DenialGate’ memos
Greg Laden’s Blog, Pacific Institute, Greenpeace, National Center for Science Education, 350.0rg, Forecast the Facts, Citizen Engagement Laboratory, League of Conservation Voters

For a think tank, Heartland Institute isn't very smart.

Heartland Institute Websites

algoresprofits.info
algoresprofits.org
algoresprofits.us
billboardgate.com
billboardgate.net
billboardgate.org
boycottoasis.com
brendandemelle.org
budgetandtax-news.com
budgetandtax-news.org
chcchoices.org
climate-search.com
climate-search.net
climate-search.org
climatechangeawards.com
climatechangereconsidered.com
climatechangereconsidered.net
climatechangereconsidered.us
climatesearch.com
climatesearch.org
co2forgrowth.com
co2forgrowth.info
co2forgrowth.net
co2forhealth.com
co2forhealth.info
co2forhealth.net
co2forstrength.com
co2forstrength.info
co2forstrength.net
conservativeblack.org
deniergate.net
deniergate.org
environmentandclimate-news.com
fakegate.com
fire-news.net
fire-news.org
fire-news.us
firepolicy-news.com
firepolicy-news.org
freetochoosemedicine.org
fromtheheartland.org
gleickgate.com
globalwarmingcrisiscancelled.com
globalwarmingcrisiscancelled.net
globalwarmingcrisiscancelled.us
globalwarmingheartland.com
greedylyingbastard.info
greedylyingbastard.net
greedylyingbastardsfilm.com
greedylyingbastardsfilm.info
greedylyingbastardsfilm.net
greedylyingbastardsmovie.com
greedylyingbastardsmovie.info
greedylyingbastardsmovie.net
healthpolicy-news.com
healthpolicy-news.org
heartlandaction.com
heartlander.info
heartlander.net
heartlander.org
heartlandexposed.com
heartlandexposed.org
heartlandinstituteexposed.com
heartlandinstituteexposed.org
heartlandvip.com
heartlandvip.info
heartlandvip.net
heartlandvip.us
infotech-news.com
infotech-news.org
joebast.com
joebast.org
joebast.us
josephbast.net
josephbast.org
josephbast.us
lawsuitabuse-news.com
lawsuitabuse-news.org
medicaldevicefreedom.org
newcoalition.org
nipccreport.net
nipccreport.org
nipccreport.us
ootsnews.com
patriotstoolbox.com
patriotstoolbox.net
patriotstoolbox.us
petergleick.com
petergleick.org
policy-bot.com
policy-bot.org
policy-portal.net
policy-portal.org
policy-search.com
policybot.net
policybot.org
policyportal.net
policysearch.net
reformentitlements.com
reformentitlements.net
safesolventtexas.org
savemedicarepartd.com
savemedicarepartd.info
savemedicarepartd.net
savepartd.net
schoolreform-news.com
schoolreform-news.org
schoolreformers.com
schoolreformers.net
schoolreformheartland.com
schoolreformheartland.org
somewhatreasonable.com
sportsstadiummadness.com
sportsstadiummadness.net
teamheartland.com
teamheartland.net
teamheartland.org
teapartytoolbox.com
teapartytoolbox.org
Theflowchartproject-climatechange.org
theparenttrigger.com
theparenttrigger.org
thisisinsane.us





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