Saturday, September 11, 2010
The Koch brothers and the Tea PartyI posted last month about an article sketching the background of the far-right Koch brothers and their role in American politics. Since then, Jane Meyer has had an high-profile article on them published, Covert Operations: The billionaire brothers who are waging a war against Obama New Yorker (dated 08/30/2010; published 08/23/2010), which includes her substantial investigative reporting on the billionaire brothers who are key financial promoters of the Tea Party movement.
Heather at Crooks and Liars offers a coouple of related videos clips, A Tea Party Family History? 08/26/2010.
Lee Fang picks up on the Mayer article also in Charles And David Koch Exposed For Insidious Role In Crafting The Modern Right Think Progress 08/23/2010.
The Kochs have been particularly notable for promoting climate change denial anti-science propaganda. And just recently, they have weighed in with cash on a ballot proposition this year designed to block implemented of California's climate change law designed to reduce emission of greenhouse gases, as Margot Roosevelt reports in Billionaire Koch Brothers Back Suspension Of California Climate Law Huffington Post 09/04/2010.
Tags: radical right, republican party
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