The article is here. A snippet:
For a six-month fee of $300,000 to $500,000, Dezenhall told the association’s professional and scholarly publishing division, he could help — in part by simplifying the industry’s message to a few key phrases that even a busy senator could grasp.
Phrases like: “Public access equals government censorship,” and “government [is] seeking to nationalize science and be a publisher.”
The publishers liked what they heard. “Eric helped us see the issues in a few high-concept messages,” one member summarized in an enthusiastic follow-up to the meeting.
In the article, Heather Joseph, director of the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition, sums it up nicely:
It is dismaying to see the AAP turn it into a disinformation campaign, These policies are not about government censorship or destroying peer review — they are about expanding access to publicly funded science — pure and simple.