Firedoglake Competition! Rebrand the term “Think Tank”

I decided we allow the opposition too much latitude when they brand their products

I had posted in southerndragons Lakeside diner that we really can’t allow the oligarchy their vernacular on the term “Think Tank”, here’s my post on that thread;

one point I just realized last night, I’ll base that point around this quote;

TRNN: “Koch brothers investing in anti-science think tanks.”

we keep allowing their vernacular and that has to stop, “think tank” sounds far to benevolent, far too scientific and far too credible for us to use the term when talking about these propaganda guilds

I think we should have a contest on what to actually call these when a progressive is either on the media discussing them or even on these threads commenting

my first proposal would be;

“corporate funded fellowship of propaganda ‘

let’s have a contest

then I thought this would make a terrific diary so here we are, if this goes front page with some good suggestions we might even get some of our elected officials using the term (or terms) we post, here are a few from that thread;

Bluetoe2 March 7th, 2012 at 4:55 am

In response to perris @ 1
Morning all. I refer to “think” tanks as “belief” tanks. They twist logic and science into pretzels to fit their preconceived ideology and world view. The only “thinking” going on is how they can muddy the waters and bamboozle the public.

to which I responded “bamboozle tank” would be a good alternative as well

here are a few more;

JamesJoyce March 7th, 2012 at 5:25 am
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In response to perris @ 1
Tax Exempt 501 (c)3? Alleged corporations engaged in education and trade issues, which are nothing more than political mouthpieces. The Tobacco Institute. Good science….smoking does not cause cancer! Same old BS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tjbs March 7th, 2012 at 5:33 am
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In response to perris @ 1 (show text)
How about just changing the i to u , Think tanks to thunk tanks when we talk about them.

Rhymes with Punk, sunk …

Make their thinking past tense.

realitychecker March 7th, 2012 at 6:46 am
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Good morning, Pups. Good morning, perris, may I suggest, “Stink tanks”? Hungry this morning, can I get a couple of Higgs bosons, over easy, with a double rasher of bacon?

rxbusa March 7th, 2012 at 6:50 am
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In response to perris @ 1 (show text)
I think propaganda tank has the proper stench

Ludwig March 7th, 2012 at 7:45 am
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In response to perris @ 1 (show text)
PRank Tanks

so there are a few, please leave suggestions below and let’s hope we can begin the process of rebranding the malignancy formerly known as “Think Tank”

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