David Koch Fallout From New Yorker Article; Koch Continues Harassment of Journalists

By: Thursday May 23, 2013 6:00 pm

Amid concerns that Koch Industries could buy several major U.S. newspapers from Tribune Company, industrial billionaire David Koch was forced to step down as trustee of WNET, New York City’s largest public TV station, after the New Yorker revealed how WNET gave Koch inappropriate influence over its programming. Mr. Koch was floating a seven-figure donation over WNET’s leadership as the station aired a movie that portrayed him as a particularly greedy Manhattan resident.

Sure enough, WNET didn’t get David Koch’s hefty donation.

 

Musical Chairs

By: Thursday November 29, 2012 8:00 pm

If I were a Republican at this particular moment, I’d have but one wish: Better grifters, please.

The Aspirin Papers

By: Sunday February 19, 2012 9:30 am

Henry James’ novella, The Aspern Papers, is about an unscrupulous obsessive who tries to deceive two vulnerable women to obtain the objects of his desire, the letters of a long-dead poet.

This, “The Aspirin Papers,” is about a group of unscrupulous obsessives who try to deceive all of America to fulfill their obsessive desire: a return to an ancient dreamtime when men ruled the universe and women, when not dutifully and passively prone before their masters, kept their mouths shut.

Eating Worms

By: Sunday February 19, 2012 8:35 am

Republicans aren’t much at governing, but boy howdy do they like to be hated, and to eat worms.

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