Town Haul

A few years ago, I registered with to make a comment on some story or other. At the time, I wasn’t careful, and missed the checkbox to opt out of their spam informative mailings from selected marketing partners. I got in the habit of just hitting “delete” on them a while ago.

But yesterday, two of their mailings caught my attention. And not in a good way.

The first loudly proclaimed in its subject line: “The US Government owes you money.”

The e-mail starts off with the blaring headline:

How to Collect Social Security… at ANY Age

Plus 4 more secrets the Administration doesn’t want you to know:

Yeah, that’s right. Town Hall — which prides itself on its conservative principles — is trying to sell you on how to get “free” money from the government.

And if that makes you as sick as it makes me, that’s all right — Town Hall is also venturing into the health care business.

The second spam informative mailing from a selected marketing partner is about “The Cancer Cure Video that circled the globe in 31 minutes.”

You guessed it. Snake oil.

As someone who’s lost loved ones to cancer, I have a special, deep, abiding hatred for these kinds of scumbags. Along with televangelists who hawk miracle faith healings, for that matter, for the same reason.

Good god, Town Hall, are you that hard up for money that you’re willing to whore out your reputation for vile, evil, predatory, despicable swine like these?

In a sense, this is symptomatic of our current political system. People are more and more falling away from large organizations and groups, and instead picking and choosing issues and principles and candidates. We’re evolving into “cafeteria partisans,” where there are no permanent affiliations and alliances.

And in the case of Town Hall, it seems that their loyalty has fallen to their bank accounts.

(Author’s note: yes, one of my colleagues is a regular columnist for Town Hall. I actually considered how this might affect Lorie, but in the end I had to be me. For the record, this article — along with everything else I write — reflects my opinions and mine alone. No one even sees them before I publish them, let alone exerts any kind of editorial control. And anyone who tries to hold her — or anyone else — accountable for whatever I say or do deserves a sock in the mouth. If you don’t like what I say, take it up with me. Or Kevin, who owns this site.)

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