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Invisible Children Linked to Anti-Gay Groups

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Posted on Mar 13, 2012

Invisible Children has received donations from known anti-gay groups for its Kony 2012 campaign; a U.S. soldier went on a killing spree in Afghanistan; meanwhile, our tax dollars are being used to transmit Rush Limbaugh’s show to U.S. troops abroad. These discoveries and more below.

On a regular basis, Truthdig brings you the news items and odds and ends that have found their way to Larry Gross, director of the USC Annenberg School for Communication. A specialist in media and culture, art and communication, visual communication and media portrayals of minorities, Gross helped found the field of gay and lesbian studies.

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