Movies the Koch Brothers Don’t Want Us to See

By: Friday June 27, 2014 6:30 pm

Citizen Koch is a documentary by Tia Lessin and Carl Deal, who co-directed the Hurricane Katrina movie Trouble the Water. It was filmed during the battle between Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and organized labor that culminated in the unsuccessful attempt to recall Walker, and an earlier version premiered at the Sundance Festival in January 2013. We’re now seeing Citizen Koch in commercial theaters more than a year after its debut at Sundance.

The film originally was to be titled Citizen Corp, focused on the aftermath of the Citizen’s United ruling that allowed nearly unlimited corporate spending on issue campaigns, and was intended for broadcast on PBS.

 

Leading Climate Change Skeptic Bjorn Lomborg Taking Big Oil and Koch Money

By: Thursday June 26, 2014 10:05 am

Bjorn Lomborg has made a name for himself going around the world denying the severity of climate change. Unlike more extreme denialists such as Senator Inhofe, Lomborg does not claim climate change is an outright hoax. Instead, Lomborg does his best to present himself as a reasonable, learned skeptic claiming the effects of climate change will not come as soon nor be as severe as predicted by most scientists.

Lomborg’s best-selling 2001 book, The Skeptical Environmentalist, whose sequel served in part as the basis for the 2010 documentary film Cool It, sought to cast doubt on many concerns of the modern environmentalist movement including climate change.

The Hyper-Wealthy Own Us (Literally)

By: Thursday June 19, 2014 8:03 am

Last year eight Americans — the four Waltons of Walmart fame, the two Koch brothers, Bill Gates, and Warren Buffett — made more money than 3.6 million American minimum wage workers combined

What Do Barack Obama and the Koch Brothers Agree On? The Smarter Sentencing Act

By: Wednesday May 14, 2014 10:00 am

There aren’t many things that Barack Obama, Eric Holder, the Koch Brothers, Grover Norquist, Ted Cruz and Sheldon Whitehouse agree on.

But one of those rare things is the Smarter Sentencing Act, a bill that has support from members of all parties in both houses of Congress — but is currently stuck there for no other reason than partisan gridlock.

Late Night: Hook, Line, and Sinker

By: Thursday April 24, 2014 8:00 pm

Bundy is yet another product of the right wing noise machine, which has created its own worldview based not on any principle, but a cynical cobbling together of plutocratic goals and white trash prejudices into a tottering edifice of contradictions that, until recently anyway, could often produce a winning plurality in elections.

Koch Brothers Target Solar Industry

By: Tuesday April 22, 2014 11:02 am

It was kind of inevitable wasn’t it? After annihilating the movement to regulate carbon emissions the fossil fuel industry, most prominently Koch Industries, is going after the solar industry.

Charles Koch Offers Public Defense for Using His Wealth in Politics

By: Thursday April 3, 2014 9:43 am

Charles Koch offered a public defense for using his massive wealth to influence the political process claiming he is “fighting to restore a free society.” He’s a victim.

Koch Fib Files: The Apolitical Cancer Patient

By: Tuesday March 11, 2014 5:53 pm

Remember the anti-Obamacare ad created by Karl Rove’s Koch-funded group “Americans for Prosperity” that featured a lady cancer patient who tried to make it sound like her health care costs were going up?

Well, it turns out that she’s actually going to save over $1000 a year because of Obamacare:

WNET PBS Returns Money From Fmr Enron Trader For Pension Series

By: Tuesday February 18, 2014 12:03 pm

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 serious called “Pension Peril” that was heavily biased in favor of trickle down economic theory that called for cuts to pension systems

Former Enron Trader Funding PBS Series On Pensions

By: Wednesday February 12, 2014 12:55 pm

This is even worse than having PBS be yet another outlet for Neoliberal talking points. This program deceitfully presents a reactionary political agenda as fair and objective. PBS it is acting as a propaganda outlet while posing as a media group working for the public interest.

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