Monday, May 13, 2013

The Heritage Foundation Media Frenzy

Fallout from Heritage Foundation's recent immigration study continues at a feverish pace.  Following are some of the latest headlines and reactions.

  • Fox News Latino: "Why Heritage's Rector and Richwine Are Very, Very Wrong."
  • The liberal Center for American Progress's (CAP) ThinkProgress wrote a piece titled "Seven Outlandish Things The Heritage Foundation's Remaining Employees Believe."
  • asks if Heritage will start producing "serious work" again, and notes that Heritage has dropped out of tomorrow's immigration policy debate co-sponsored by Buzzfeed and the Charles Koch Institute.
  • The Deseret News headline: "Lost Respect for Heritage Foundation."
  • Politico says that Heritage is considering hiring a high-profile public relations firm to help deal with the fallout.  Politico says the hiring of an outside consulting firm would be significant because the think tank usually relies on its own communications team.
  • Here is more on Jason Richwine from Slate.
  • The Nation asks why the press still takes the Heritage Foundation seriously.
  • The New York Times talks about how Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) pushed back at the Heritage immigration report.
  • The Daily Beast says that Jim DeMint "botched" his Heritage debut.
  • AEI scholar Charles Murray suggests that the Heritage Foundation lacks "integrity, loyalty, and balls."
  • A satire on the Heritage fallout from Wonkette.
  • Video: Juan Williams breaks down the Heritage controversy.
  • Sen. Marco Rubio's letter to the Heritage Foundation on immigration
  •  Sen. Pat Leahy (D-VT) slams Heritage study, scholar.
  • Mother Jones: Heritage Foundation "ignites conservative civil war" over dynamic scoring.
  • Former Heritage official says the think tank has betrayed Ronald Reagan.
  • The American Prospect: "Try to Find the Heritage Foundation's immigration study on its Spanish-language Site." 
  • Here is what Foreign Policy has to say. 
  • The Examiner talks with Jason Richwine. 
  • Inside Higher Ed: "Should Richwine's Ph.D. been granted?" 
  • Salon: Heritage Foundation's "Final Straw." 
  • Slate: Jason Richwine's "Excellent Adventure." 
  • Bloomberg: Heritage immigration fight "will strengthen conservatives." 
  • The American Prospect: "Ringside Seat: Bad Heritage." 
  • New York Magazine: "How Jason Richwine Passed Immigration Reform." 
  • WPost's Jennifer Rubin: "Richwine resigns from Heritage, but will others follow?" 
  • Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) comments on Heritage study. 
  • The Atlantic: "Jason Richwine says he is no racist."

The Heritage Foundation was recently ranked as the 18th best think tank in the world by the annual University of Pennsylvania think tank rankings.  It was rated the 9th best think tank in the US.  It was also ranked as the world's best think tank in terms of use of the Internet and social media.