WNET PBS Returns Money From Fmr Enron Trader For Pension Series

By: Tuesday February 18, 2014 11:48 am

After an expose was published showing that WNET had once again been taking money from plutocrats to promote a Neoliberal agenda, WNET has decided to return the money from former Enron Trader John Arnold. Arnold had funded a series called “Pension Peril” that was heavily biased in favor of trickle down economic theory that called [...]

Former Enron Trader Funding PBS Series On Pensions

By: Wednesday February 12, 2014 11:08 am

Ask why. Like why is a former Enron trader covertly funding a public television series on pension systems? According to David Sirota over at Pando Daily, billionaire and Enron alum John Arnold has financed a new two-year news series entitled “Pension Peril.” A program that, not surprisingly, pushes an agenda that companies like Enron would [...]

Document Further Reveals Koch Brothers’ Dark Money Network

By: Thursday February 6, 2014 5:59 am

A document obtained by Mother Jones provides more evidence for a massive and secret funding network designed and maintained by Charles and David Koch. The Koch Brothers hold a closed access event in Palm Springs each year where they discuss how to buy the American political system – a much easier task to complete after [...]

Koch Network Raised Over $400 Million In 2012

By: Monday January 6, 2014 10:20 am

A look now at what the Citizens United decision and a permissive FEC has wrought. According to a report by the Washington Post a Koch Brothers backed network of fundraising organizations raised an amazing $407 million in 2012. That’s quite a haul and certainly further evidence that moneyed interests believe quite sincerely that politicians are [...]

Study: Major Funders Of Climate Change Denial Identified

By: Monday December 23, 2013 8:29 am

  A study by Drexel University has identified the major sources of funding for climate change denial. Some of the names are all too familiar such as the Koch and Scaife families while some have done their best to remain obscure and have yet to get noticed. The battle to de-legitimize climate science and science [...]

Koch Brothers Upset Article Portrayed Them As Resentful Of Other Oil Companies

By: Wednesday December 11, 2013 10:44 am

America’s richest brothers, Charles and David Koch of Koch Industries, are upset with the New York Times. Representatives for the family claim that the Times characterized their position on government policies related to climate change. In the piece the reporter notes the Koch brothers have “longtime resentment of the biggest oil companies.” Last week, the [...]

Koch Brothers’ Money Influencing Colleges and Nonprofits

By: Wednesday July 24, 2013 8:11 am

A report by the Investigative Reporting Workshop details the extensive amount of money Charles and David Koch have provided to colleges and nonprofits. The Koch Brothers have already established themselves as one of America’s most influential political forces but now there is detailed evidence how far their reach extends into purportedly independent organizations and institutions. [...]

Koch Brothers Target Critics With Website

By: Monday July 15, 2013 10:29 am

Funneling hundreds of millions into political campaigns, think-tanks, and astro-turf theater/Tea Parties has not satiated the Koch Brothers’ appetite for power. They also want to have the power to discredit critics of their activities. Thus their website KochFacts which seeks to counter news stories about the brothers and Koch Industries. Faced with news articles they [...]

Public Television Cowers Before Koch Brothers

By: Monday May 20, 2013 8:14 am

Watch Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream on PBS. See more from Why Poverty?. Not even a week after Buzzfeed’s relationship with the Koch Brothers is exposed do we learn that a near civil war erupted in public television over documentaries that focused on Charles and David Koch. In an expose written by [...]

Buzzfeed’s Partnership With Koch Brothers Under Fire

By: Friday May 17, 2013 10:47 am

The Koch Brothers seem to be in the middle of a strategy shift. Previously the billionaire oil barons who made their money the old fashioned way (they inherited it) used various think tanks like the Cato Institute and the Reason Foundation to launder their deregulation and tax cut agenda. Now the Kochs, after advancing astroturfing [...]

Top 100 Richest People Now $241 Billion Richer

By: Thursday January 3, 2013 5:20 am

Sometimes it seems like the system is rigged and the rich just keep getting richer – it seems that way for a reason, it’s true. From the Los Angeles Times: The richest people on the planet got even richer in 2012, adding $241 billion to their collective net worth, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, [...]