Senator Manchin and the Kochs
Is this the connection that explains our senator’s behavior?
Earlier today from CNBC:
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NEW: INSIDE the campaign by the Koch network to pressure @Sen_JoeManchin to oppose key pieces of his own party's agenda, including eliminating the filibuster and the For the People Act.— Brian Schwartz (@schwartzbCNBC) June 8, 2021
- Radio ads have been launched in West Virginiahttps://t.co/P5UfzkQAw0
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Kochs bring their fake-grassroots organization to Steubenville
Not surprising given their Sinclair ownership, WTOV covers the astroturfing without once mentioning the Koch brothers, Americans for Prosperity, or the organization’s right-wing agenda
From Saturday’s WTOV’s news coverage:
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"What the Grassroots Leadership Academy does is teach people how to drive real change in their local community," said trainer Ron Ferguson. "It teaches them how to get involved with things like business, education, community and government."
It’s good to be home so I can read a real newspaper!
Away for most of the week, yesterday’s Sunday Wheeling News-Register reminded me of what was missing from my daily media diet
See if you can spot which of following is the largest headline on the front page of the Sunday News-Register. (The rest of the headlines come from the local news section of The Onion, the online satirical newspaper.)
Man Wishes There Was Some Sort Of Sign He Could Put On His House To Let Visitors Know He Has . . .
Reading the weekend opinion sections
Nothing out of the ordinary: just more Koch propaganda and the usual Clinton-bashing
More unlabeled Koch propaganda from the Wheeling News-Register
Yesterday’s News-Register featured yet another piece of Koch propaganda pretending to be a serious study. The editorial, “Cutting Back on Regulations,” references a recent study done by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. The study looked at the number of . . .
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Old opinions and Robin Capehart
Can’t get enough of that dated Koch propaganda
I’ve spent part of the last two Sundays checking the publication dates of Sunday News-Register opinion columns to see how badly out-of-date they were. (Most of the columns were at least a week old – I wrote about them here and here.) No sense documenting the obvious, I thought, and so I . . .
Old columns, plagiarism, and Astroturf from a Koch group
Reading the Sunday opinion section
You’re still reading outdated opinions
Last Sunday I wrote a post about how badly outdated the columns and opinion pieces were in that day’s Wheeling News-Register opinion section: a date check of when the columns first appeared revealed that half of the columns were at least a week old. Out of curiosity, I examined today’s . . .
Posted in: astroturfkochplagiarismrepublican tax reform
Old Koch-financed poll results passed off as front page news
The headline on Thursday's Wheeling Intelligencer's front page story by Joselyn King tells us:
Poll: W.Va. Parents Want School Choice
The poll was done by the Koch-sponsored Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy. Its findings were released three weeks ago. (Isn't this old news?) Usually pollsters . . .
Posted in: educationkochwheeling newspapers