When we last saw non-profit lamprey Nancy Brinker she was busy overseeing the destruction of the well-oiled Pink Machine of Fraud that she created known as the Susan G.Komen Foundation. Well, Komen hasn’t bounced back from that fiasco, but that doesn’t mean that Brinker couldn’t divert a few more dollars that could have gone to breast cancer research to her over-stuffed pink Kate Spade wallet:
|By: David Dayen Thursday August 9, 2012 7:20 am|
As I said when this scandal was going on, I don’t think there will be a Susan G. Komen Foundation for too much longer. This demotion just makes me believe that more. The shine on the pink ribbon has completely worn off, with fundraising and major events like their annual walk-a-thon down sharply. The Planned Parenthood controversy really put the spotlight on not only Komen’s politics but also their activities, and how they weren’t really moving toward “the cure” but raising a lot of money to raise their own profile. Women are savvy enough, when presented with the facts, to recognize the fundraising-for-fundraising’s-sake at the heart of the Komen mission.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday February 15, 2012 6:15 am|
Dayen’s news roundup from Valentine’s day includes stories you might have missed about Boehner’s House, mortgage settlements, Federal Reserve’s [non] enforcement, safety net, Obama’s budget, Nancy Brinker, Liz Warren, Crazy Pete Hoekstra, Herman Cain, Romney’s Maine win, Israel, India, and more.