Bloomberg News keeps up its track record of biased coverage of the effort to extend the Bush tax cuts with an article about an effort by business groups who back the tax cuts. The article quotes not a single business owner or executive, but it does quote three professors. If it were an article headlined "liberal professors favor tax increases," that'd be one thing, but it's supposed to be an article about a coalition of business groups that favor extending the tax cuts. How did all these professors get involved?
One of the professors is identified merely as "Jeffrey Berry, a politics professor at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts." Bloomberg doesn't say so, but Federal Election Commission records report that a Jeffrey Berry who lists his employer as Tufts he donated $200 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in 2002. That's the only political contribution listed for him.
Another professor is identified by Bloomberg merely as "Linda Fowler, a government professor at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire." FEC records show she gave six campaign contributions to Barack Obama's presidential campaign, totaling $1,400, between January and September of 2008. Those are the only political contributions listed for her. Mr. Obama campaigned on the idea of repealing the Bush tax cuts on "the rich."