ENDNOTE: SNAP funded by contingency-fee attorneys?

2017-Mar-04

http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/tim-graham/2017/02/11/bozell-graham-column-tables-transparency-turn-litigious-left

Bozell & Graham Column: Tables of Transparency Turn on the Litigious Left
By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | February 11, 2017 | 7:59 AM EST

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But CNN and the other television networks haven’t touched the amazing story of the shoe going on the other foot in the last few weeks. Suddenly, SNAP is falling apart after a lawsuit alleging they were funded largely by kickbacks for contingency-fee attorneys extracting billions of dollars in settlements. 

On January 17, former SNAP development director Gretchen Rachel Hammond filed a lawsuit claiming to have been fired after discovering “SNAP does not focus on protecting or helping survivors – it exploits them….Attorneys and SNAP base their strategy not on the best interests of the survivor, but on what will generate the most publicity and fundraising opportunities for SNAP.” 

The lawsuit claimed the group receives “substantial contributions” from attorneys sometimes totaling more than 40 or 50 percent of its annual income. An unnamed Minnesota attorney who represents clergy abuse survivors (local news reports suggested Jeff Anderson) reportedly donated several six-figure annual sums, including over $415,000 in 2008. Anderson admitted he gave to SNAP, but denied it was a quid pro quo arrangement.

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While as disgusting as the “clergy abuse” is, I find it interesting that this hasn’t gotten any publicity at all.

Perhaps, it’s overblown or not all it seems to be.

Now even one case is ONE too many.

But perhaps, some truth in reporting might be needed.

Maybe someday we’ll find out the truth. Till then, you really can’t believe anything the press reports.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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