Thanks to Walter for doing something that I concede I should have done before posting my original accusation. He e-mailed LfF about their status. He reproduces this reply in his journal:
Rothstein & Memsic is the design company that was given the job of creating and registering our website. It also designed the LfF logo and submitted it to us for approval. Our dealings with that company were only about the LfF website and logo. Contrary to what a LISnews poster recently asserted, we are not a front group for any entity or company. We are simply an organization of librarians.
The group of librarians who founded LfF did approach Stand With Us for sponsorship. Stand With Us agreed to do so and we are affiliated with it. A growing number of our librarian-members have the access code for the posting of articles on the website, which they continue to do. Librarian-members also pick the list of links from our website to others. The LfF librarians who do not have our website access code can and do recommend items to be added.
Andy for LfF
I concede here while I could logically say that there was some sort of relationship between LfF, StandWithUs and R&M, there was no hard evidence allowing me to logically conclude that therefore LfF was simply a tool of R&M and/or StandWithUs. Andy's note gives a believable relationship among the parties that I, Daniel, do not intend to contest further.
So I apologize to LISNews readers for asserting something before I could prove it one way or another. I still stand by the suggestions I made for the group.