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Forum Post: Koch Brothers Trying To Create A Clone Of ThinkProgress Web Site

Posted 11 years ago on Jan. 5, 2012, 1:28 p.m. EST by GreedKills (1119)
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The Koch Brothers are worth $50 billion. They’ve bankrolled the Tea Party, the campaign against climate change science, and entire university departments to advance their right-wing agenda. The newest item on their shopping list: their own Center for American Progress.

This morning in Politico, Ben Smith breaks the news that the Koch Brothers and others on the right are launching a new organization explicitly modeled after ThinkProgress:

Impressed by the effectiveness of the liberal Center for American Progress, a group of conservative journalists and operatives are preparing to engage in their own sincerest form of flattery – launching an advocacy group with a similar name and mission but a very different target.



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[-] 2 points by GreedKills (1119) 11 years ago

Ron Paul's friends the Koch Bros posioning the people of Arkansas. Free market and the killing of the poor.


[-] 2 points by ComeTogetherNOW (650) 11 years ago

These bastards!!!

[-] 0 points by NappyIsGone2012 (2) 11 years ago

soros or koch brothers????? no brainier would rather have koch brothers around

[-] 2 points by ComeTogetherNOW (650) 11 years ago

The Koch Bros, they are responsible for Gov Scott Walker in WI. Just as this movement was under way we're seeing more money than ever pollute our politics. They were already out of touch with the 99%.

Batten down the hatches, rough seas ahead!!!

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 years ago

I got a name for it.


Firesign Theater would approve, for a small fee.

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 11 years ago

Fits the Koch movement perfectly!!! By the way I just found Christian Reconstrutionist Pastor Chuck Baldwin's son Timothy on the Alex Jones show...imagine that!!!!


[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 years ago

Birds of a feather and all.

I sometimes find Alex amusing, but not around election time.

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 11 years ago

Amusing because it is just entertainment but if people take it seriously they need to take a step back and examine the propaganda.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 years ago

Most have no idea what it is, or how to even recognize it.

It's literally everywhere.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 years ago

The Koch's, like the "health care(sic) industry", employ masters in the art of multi pronged marketing/PR.

They are indeed evil.


[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 11 years ago

Evil indeed here is a article about their involvement in N.C. Schools.


Video spotlights Koch brothers' role in N.C. school segregation fight

The role that the conservative billionaire Koch brothers' money has played in an ongoing fight over the re-segregation of public schools in one North Carolina community is the focus of a new video from Brave New Foundation, a progressive media organization based in California.

The 11-minute video (posted below) delves into the controversy in Wake County, N.C., where conservative activists with help from Koch-funded groups organized to bring an end to the public school system's lauded diversity policy. It's the latest installment in Brave New Foundation's "Koch Brothers Exposed" series, which critically examines the political advocacy work of David and Charles Koch of Koch Industries, a private energy conglomerate based in Kansas. The Koch family foundations are among the largest sources of funding for the U.S. conservative movement and promote an agenda of education privatization.

"The Koch brothers have more than $42 billion to make public policy out of their anti-government ideology," says Robert Greenwald, founder of Brave New Foundation. "Their assault against public education epitomizes their tactics to remake our nation."

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 years ago

Not to mention that one of the brothers was a co-founder of the Libertarian party.

The only thing liberal they do, is the liberal donations they make to anti-liberal agendas.

tax deductible, of course.

[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 11 years ago

Libertarian Party, for those who are rich and well connected....but too cheap to pay taxes ;)

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 11 years ago

Only poor people pay taxes.....daaahling.

Leona Helmsly, I believe.

Lucky for us, she got caught.

How, how to get the rest of them.


[-] 2 points by GreedKills (1119) 11 years ago

Seems like web sites are not safe from Libertarian cloning also. ;)

[-] 1 points by buphiloman (840) 11 years ago

I for one cannot wait to see Thinkregress.com, brought to you be the Center For American Regress.


[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 11 years ago

don't/think/we/will.con : P

[-] 1 points by ironboltbruce (371) from Miami, FL 11 years ago

Here's some 411 on the Koch Brothers...

Koch Industries, Keystone XL and Killer Kleptocracy:


Koch Brothers Flout Law Getting Richer With Secret Iran Sales


[-] 1 points by GreedKills (1119) 11 years ago

These guys have the money now they want all the power.

[+] -5 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 years ago

We will find consensus and support in truth. People are beginning to look beyond words to see the follow-up actions.

This is why we are making progress in the fight against corruption.

Together in TRUTH - We move FORWARD.