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Hey Los Angeles, pay attention: Charles and David Koch are serious about buying the Tribune newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, according to the New York Times.
 
In a front-page article on Sunday, The New York Times confirms reports that the conservative Koch billionaire-brothers are expected to submit a bid to buy the Tribune Company's eight newspapers, including the L.A. Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and Orlando Sentinel.
 
The paper reported:
 

This month a Koch representative contacted Eddy W. Hartenstein, publisher and chief executive of The Los Angeles Times, to discuss a bid, according to a person briefed on the conversation who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the conversation was private. Mr. Hartenstein declined to comment.
 
The Koch brothers are known for having funnelled multiple millions of dollars into right-wing and ultra-right wing political campaigns. They are wealthy, powerful ideologues with deep convictions that less government is better. They have used their money to fuel the Tea Party movement and to fund right-wing and libertarian think tanks including The Cato Institute, the Heritage Foundation and the Tea Party-connected Americans for Prosperity and FreedomWorks.
 
This news should make anyone who cares about journalism, transparency and the pursuit of fact-based reporting, nervous. No city should desire a newspaper with the pedigree and reach of the L.A. Times in the hands of ideologues of any stripe.
 
And at this stage, they are the only known interested bidder for the group of newspapers owned by Tribune. A group of local billionaires, including Ron Burkle and Eli Broad, are investigating buying the L.A. Times only, which remains a profitable enterprise despite the challenged sector. Rupert Murdoch is another reportedly interested bidder on the L.A. Times, though not the entire newspaper group.
 
And as if this were to make anyone breathe easier, the Times reported:
 

One person who has previously advised Koch Industries said the Tribune Company papers were considered an investment opportunity, and were viewed as entirely separate from Charles and David Kochs' lifelong mission to shrink the size of government.
 
According to insiders, the sale of Tribune is meant to be completed in the next three months.
 

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Re: It looks like owning the republican party was enough for Charlie Koch
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2013, 09:57:08 PM »
Bad investment.

Newspapers are going the way of the buggy whip.
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Re: It looks like owning the republican party was enough for Charlie Koch
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2013, 08:58:49 AM »
Charlie isn't buying these papers to make money. He wants to turn these papers to push his ultra-right agenda like Fox News.
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Re: It looks like owning the republican party was enough for Charlie Koch
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2013, 09:22:23 AM »
Charlie isn't buying these papers to make money. He wants to turn these papers to push his ultra-right agenda like Fox News.
Then why not? Is there some law that says the vast majority of newspapers need to remain leftist owned and run?

Kinda sad overall when you can name one right slanted news organization, but have no problem naming several left slanted ones. The media could easily use some more balance.
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Re: It looks like owning the republican party was enough for Charlie Koch
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2013, 01:23:38 PM »
Then why not? Is there some law that says the vast majority of newspapers need to remain leftist owned and run?

Kinda sad overall when you can name one right slanted news organization, but have no problem naming several left slanted ones. The media could easily use some more balance.

The elitists don't want balance. Just look to how the Democrats hijacked the black vote, never mind the fact the DNC did everything they could to continue oppressing blacks. It's also the only logical reason I see why Obomba aligns himself with Lincoln. Obomba is a democrat who is black and Lincoln freed the slaves, therefore Lincoln was a democrat.

It's called the "dog whistle" and the DNC is very good at it. Look how they had the Brown brothers blabbering about domestic terrorist last week. They were completely clueless that Domestic terrorist = white Christian male.

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Re: It looks like owning the republican party was enough for Charlie Koch
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2013, 01:24:54 PM »
Hey Hal, do you want me to turn this around into a lesson about George Soros?

Soros is by and far more evil than Koch.

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Re: It looks like owning the republican party was enough for Charlie Koch
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2013, 02:55:08 PM »
Then why not? Is there some law that says the vast majority of newspapers need to remain leftist owned and run?

Kinda sad overall when you can name one right slanted news organization, but have no problem naming several left slanted ones. The media could easily use some more balance.

The elitists don't want balance. Just look to how the Democrats hijacked the black vote, never mind the fact the DNC did everything they could to continue oppressing blacks. It's also the only logical reason I see why Obomba aligns himself with Lincoln. Obomba is a democrat who is black and Lincoln freed the slaves, therefore Lincoln was a democrat.

It's called the "dog whistle" and the DNC is very good at it. Look how they had the Brown brothers blabbering about domestic terrorist last week. They were completely clueless that Domestic terrorist = white Christian male.

Jim, please,  enough with the insults and inferences...  FOR THE LAST TIME I SAID LETS WAIT AND SEE WHAT PANS OUT.  I DID NOT SAY IT WAS DOMESTIC. 
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Re: It looks like owning the republican party was enough for Charlie Koch
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2013, 02:56:27 PM »
I'd say you were 100% accurate in your analysis below...

UH OH! Looking more and more like Middle Easterners were involved in this tragedy. It's been a little more than 3 hours since my last post and more and more are pointing fingers in the same direction.

Any of you weak kneed enemy lovers care to explain why Obama had an off schedule meeting with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal or why Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi is being deported for national security reasons? I mean, since it was definitely a Tea Party member all along and all.

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Re: It looks like owning the republican party was enough for Charlie Koch
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2013, 05:25:08 PM »
I'd say you were 100% accurate in your analysis below...

UH OH! Looking more and more like Middle Easterners were involved in this tragedy. It's been a little more than 3 hours since my last post and more and more are pointing fingers in the same direction.

Any of you weak kneed enemy lovers care to explain why Obama had an off schedule meeting with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal or why Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi is being deported for national security reasons? I mean, since it was definitely a Tea Party member all along and all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU73EZmYjF4
There's no way those two Pinheads could have carried out the bombing without some help and resources. With the older brother dead, the younger one may actually divulge more info than if he was alive, but what he knows of the larger operation could be limited. The older one would have known more about the operation and others involved.
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Re: It looks like owning the republican party was enough for Charlie Koch
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2013, 07:10:19 PM »
Charlie isn't buying these papers to make money. He wants to turn these papers to push his ultra-right agenda like Fox News.
Then why not? Is there some law that says the vast majority of newspapers need to remain leftist owned and run?

Kinda sad overall when you can name one right slanted news organization, but have no problem naming several left slanted ones. The media could easily use some more balance.
I don't like seeing any extremist running the news media. Charlie and his brother Dave are each worth 8 billion dollars more than they were a year ago and they are both extremists Even their brother Bill is a billionaire and just as radical.
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Re: It looks like owning the republican party was enough for Charlie Koch
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2013, 07:33:05 PM »
Charlie isn't buying these papers to make money. He wants to turn these papers to push his ultra-right agenda like Fox News.
Then why not? Is there some law that says the vast majority of newspapers need to remain leftist owned and run?

Kinda sad overall when you can name one right slanted news organization, but have no problem naming several left slanted ones. The media could easily use some more balance.
I don't like seeing any extremist running the news media. Charlie and his brother Dave are each worth 8 billion dollars more than they were a year ago and they are both extremists Even their brother Bill is a billionaire and just as radical.

Thinky was right. Lot's of Soros denial going on here. He funds more than 30 liberal news outlets (NPR, MSNBC, Media Matters, etc.) and could easily buy the Koch brothers - since he's worth $22 Billion, but because he's a liberal funding some of the most extremest left wing media sources out there, he's completely ignored.
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Re: It looks like owning the republican party was enough for Charlie Koch
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2013, 08:34:03 AM »
It's called the "dog whistle" and the DNC is very good at it. Look how they had the Brown brothers blabbering about domestic terrorist last week. They were completely clueless that Domestic terrorist = white Christian male.

quit bein such a dolt.  its laughable how readily you wish to shred the constitution in order to destroy islam in this country.  i mean really, internment camps?  and reasonable people wonder why right wing nuts are often equated with nazi/fascist ideas, LOL.   you play right into that stereotype so wonderfully and give the lefty quacks even more ammo.  you love to jump to conclusions about the jihadists instead of waiting to see if that is actual fact.  wild speculation that was going on in the media during the whole bombing coverage is what everyone bitched about and you're as guilty, maybe more so, than they were.

but that's ok, keep your mind closed and stick to your misguided "american" ideals and you'll keep proving their point.   :thumbsupsmileyanim:  its the right wing whackos that are getting idiots like obama/biden/pelosi/reid elected.  as long as you continue to appear unreasonable and unhinged none of the middle voters will swing your way.  so keep up the great work that forces reasonable conservatives to vote left  :no2:  well done.
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Re: It looks like owning the republican party was enough for Charlie Koch
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2013, 08:45:57 AM »
Yup, Up Late touches on just a few of Soros funded anti-American, anti-Family, anti-Christianity and anti-Sovereign initiatives. He also collaborated with Nazis against his own Jewish faith, turning folks over, he claims he was just a teen and didn't know any better. There's so much this man has paid for that rather than waste my time, I'll c'n'p a list, if you align with this man Hal, you need to do some more independent thinking.

Another thing, Koch gaining $8bil over the past few years isn't difficult to imagine. With Ben BernanQE at the helm inflating equities (In case you missed the fact the market is waaaaaay outpacing everything else) which only serves to make the rich even richer, I'd be more concerned if he didn't amass $8bil the past couple of years. Hal, I think your 99%er mentality is showing... But lets not concern you with the fact that Obomba and BernanQE's policies are holding you back while making the banksters richer, I wouldn't want to pee all over your regurgitated liberal talking points.

When Koch gets to the level of outside influence as the following, then maybe we'll break down further who is more evil. For now Soros wholly owns the evil-rich-man-INFLUENCE title.


Advancement Project: This organization works to organize "communities of color" into politically cohesive units while disseminating its leftist worldviews and values as broadly as possible by way of a sophisticated communications department.

Air America Radio: Now defunct, this was a self-identified "liberal" radio network.

All of Us or None: This organization seeks to change voting laws -- which vary from state to state -- so as to allow ex-inmates, parolees, and even current inmates to cast their ballots in political elections.

Alliance for Justice: Best known for its activism vis a vis the appointment of federal judges, this group consistently depicts Republican judicial nominees as "extremists."

America Coming Together: Soros played a major role in creating this group, whose purpose was to coordinate and organize pro-Democrat voter-mobilization programs.

America Votes: Soros also played a major role in creating this group, whose get-out-the-vote campaigns targeted likely Democratic voters.

America's Voice: This open-borders group seeks to promote comprehensive immigration reform that includes a robust agenda in favor of amnesty for illegal aliens.

American Bar Association Commission on Immigration Policy: This organization "opposes laws that require employers and persons providing education, health care, or other social services to verify citizenship or immigration status."

American Bridge 21st Century: This Super PAC conducts opposition research designed to help Democratic political candidates defeat their Republican foes.

American Civil Liberties Union: This group opposes virtually all post-9/11 national security measures enacted by the U.S. government. It supports open borders, has rushed to the defense of suspected terrorists and their abettors, and appointed former New Left terrorist Bernardine Dohrn to its Advisory Board.

American Constitution Society for Law and Policy: This Washington, DC-based think tank seeks to move American jurisprudence to the left by recruiting, indoctrinating, and mobilizing young law students, helping them acquire positions of power. It also provides leftist Democrats with a bully pulpit from which to denounce their political adversaries.

American Family Voices: This group creates and coordinates media campaigns charging Republicans with wrongdoing.

American Federation of Teachers: After longtime AFT President Albert Shanker died in in 1997, he was succeeded by Sandra Feldman, who slowly re-branded the union, allying it with some of the most powerful left-wing elements of the New Labor Movement. When Feldman died in 2004, Edward McElroy took her place, followed by Randi Weingarten in 2008. All of them kept the union on the leftward course it had adopted in its post-Shanker period.

American Friends Service Committee: This group views the United States as the principal cause of human suffering around the world. As such, it favors America's unilateral disarmament, the dissolution of American borders, amnesty for illegal aliens, the abolition of the death penalty, and the repeal of the Patriot Act.

American Immigration Council: This non-profit organization is a prominent member of the open-borders lobby. It advocates expanded rights and amnesty for illegal aliens residing in the U.S.

American Immigration Law Foundation: This group supports amnesty for illegal aliens, on whose behalf it litigates against the U.S. government.

American Institute for Social Justice: AISJ's goal is to produce skilled community organizers who can transform poor communities by agitating for increased government spending on city services, drug interdiction, crime prevention, housing, public-sector jobs, access to healthcare, and public schools.

American Library Association: This group has been an outspoken critic of the Bush administration's War on Terror -- most particularly, Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act, which it calls "a present danger to the constitutional rights and privacy rights of library users."

The American Prospect, Inc.: This corporation trains and mentors young leftwing journalists, and organizes strategy meetings for leftist leaders.

Amnesty International: This organization directs a grossly disproportionate share of its criticism for human rights violations at the United States and Israel.

Applied Research Center: Viewing the United States as a nation where structural racism is deeply embedded in the fabric of society, ARC seeks to "build a fair and equal society" by demanding concrete change from our most powerful institutions."

Arab American Institute Foundation: The Arab American Institute denounces the purportedly widespread civil liberties violations directed against Arab Americans in the post-9/11 period, and characterizes Israel as a brutal oppressor of the Palestinian people.

Aspen Institute: This organization promotes radical environmentalism and views America as a nation plagued by deep-seated structural racism.

Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now: This group conducts voter mobilization drives on behalf of leftist Democrats. These initiatives have been notoriously marred by fraud and corruption.

Ballot Initiative Strategy Center: This organization seeks to advance a national progressive strategy by means of ballot measuresstate-level legislative proposals that pass successfully through a petition (initiative) process and are then voted upon by the public.

Bill of Rights Defense Committee: This group provides a detailed blueprint for activists interested in getting their local towns, cities, and even college campuses to publicly declare their opposition to the Patriot Act, and to designate themselves "Civil Liberties Safe Zones." The organization also came to the defense of self-described radical attorney Lynne Stewart, who was convicted in 2005 of providing material support for terrorism.

Black Alliance for Just Immigration: This organization seeks to create a unified movement for social and economic justice centered on black racial identity.

Blueprint North Carolina: This group seeks to influence state policy in North Carolina so that residents of the state benefit from more progressive policies such as better access to health care, higher wages, more affordable housing, a safer, cleaner environment, and access to reproductive health services.

Brennan Center for Justice: This think tank/legal activist group generates scholarly studies, mounts media campaigns, files amicus briefs, gives pro bono support to activists, and litigates test cases in pursuit of radical "change."

Brookings Institution: This organization has been involved with a variety of internationalist and state-sponsored programs, including one that aspires to facilitate the establishment of a U.N.-dominated world government. Brookings Fellows have also called for additional global collaboration on trade and banking; the expansion of the Kyoto Protocol; and nationalized health insurance for children. Nine Brookings economists signed a petitionopposing President Bush's tax cuts in 2003.

Campaign for America's Future: This group supports tax hikes, socialized medicine, and a dramatic expansion of social welfare programs.

Campaign for Better Health Care: This organization favors a single-payer, government-run, universal health care system.

Campaign for Youth Justice: This organization contends that transferring juveniles to the adult criminal-justice system leads to higher rates of recidivism, puts incarcerated and detained youth at unnecessary risk, has little deterrence value, and does not increase public safety.

Campus Progress: A project of the Soros-bankrolled Center for American Progress, this group seeks to "strengthen progressive voices on college and university campuses, counter the growing influence of right-wing groups on campus, and empower new generations of progressive leaders."

Casa de Maryland: This organization aggressively lobbies legislators to vote in favor of policies that promote expanded rights, including amnesty, for illegal aliens currently residing in the United States.

Catalist: This is a for-profit political consultancy that seeks "to help progressive organizations realize measurable increases in civic participation and electoral success by building and operating a robust national voter database of every voting-age American."

Catholics for Choice: This nominally Catholic organization supports women's right to abortion-on-demand.

Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good: This political nonprofit group is dedicated to generating support from the Catholic community for leftwing candidates, causes, and legislation.

Center for American Progress: This leftist think tank is headed by former Clinton chief of staff John Podesta, works closely with Hillary Clinton, and employs numerous former Clinton administration staffers. It is committed to "developing a long-term vision of a progressive America" and "providing a forum to generate new progressive ideas and policy proposals."

Center for Community Change: This group recruits and trains activists to spearhead leftist "political issue campaigns." Promoting increased funding for social welfare programs by bringing "attention to major national issues related to poverty," the Center bases its training programs on the techniques taught by the famed radical organizer Saul Alinsky.

Center for Constitutional Rights: This pro-Castro organization is a core member of the open borders lobby, has opposed virtually all post-9/11 anti-terrorism measures by the U.S. government, and alleges that American injustice provokes acts of international terrorism.

Center for Economic and Policy Research: This group opposed welfare reform, supports "living wage" laws, rejects tax cuts, and consistently lauds the professed achievements of socialist regimes, most notably Venezuela.

Center for Reproductive Rights: CRR's mission is to guarantee safe, affordable contraception and abortion-on-demand for all women, including adolescents. The organization has filed state and federal lawsuits demanding access to taxpayer-funded abortions (through Medicaid) for low-income women.

Center for Responsible Lending: This organization was a major player in the subprime mortgage crisis. According to Phil Kerpen (vice president for policy at Americans for Prosperity), CRL sh[ook] down and harass[ed] banks into making bad loans to unqualified borrowers. Moreover, CRL negotiated a contract enabling it to operate as a conduit of high-risk loans to Fannie Mae.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Reasoning from the premise that tax cuts generally help only the wealthy, this organization advocates greater tax expenditures on social welfare programs for low earners.

Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS): Aiming to redistribute wealth by way of higher taxes imposed on those whose incomes are above average, COWS contends that "it is important that state government be able to harness fair contribution from all parts of society including corporations and the wealthy."

Change America Now: Formed in December 2006, Change America Now describes itself as "an independent political organization created to educate citizens on the failed policies of the Republican Congress and to contrast that record of failure with the promise offered by a Democratic agenda."

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington: This group litigates and brings ethics charges against "government officials who sacrifice the common good to special interests" and "betray the public trust." Almost all of its targets are Republicans.

Coalition for an International Criminal Court: This group seeks to subordinate American criminal-justice procedures to those of an international court.

Common Cause: This organization aims to bring about campaign-finance reform, pursue media reform resembling the Fairness Doctrine, and cut military budgets in favor of increased social-welfare and environmental spending.

Constitution Project: This organization seeks to challenge the legality of military commissions; end the detainment of "enemy combatants; condemn government surveillance of terrorists; and limit the President's executive privileges.

Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund: Defenders of Wildlife opposes oil exploration in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It condemns logging, ranching, mining, and even the use of recreational motorized vehicles as activities that are destructive to the environment.

Democracy Alliance: This self-described "liberal organization" aims to raise $200 million to develop a funding clearinghouse for leftist groups. Soros is a major donor to this group.

Democracy 21: This group is a staunch supporter of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, also known as the McCain-Feingold Act.

Democracy Now!: Democracy Now! was created in 1996 by WBAI radio news director Amy Goodman and four partners to provide "perspectives rarely heard in the U.S. corporate-sponsored media," i.e., the views of radical and foreign journalists, left and labor activists, and ideological foes of capitalism.

Democratic Justice Fund: DJF opposes the Patriot Act and most efforts to restrict or regulate immigration into the United States -- particularly from countries designated by the State Department as "terrorist nations."

Democratic Party: Soros' funding activities are devoted largely to helping the Democratic Party solidify its power base. In a November 2003 interview, Soros stated that defeating President Bush in 2004 "is the central focus of my life" ... "a matter of life and death." He pledged to raise $75 million to defeat Bush, and personally donated nearly a third of that amount to anti-Bush organizations. "America under Bush," he said, "is a danger to the world, and I'm willing to put my money where my mouth is."


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Re: It looks like owning the republican party was enough for Charlie Koch
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2013, 08:47:46 AM »
I exceeded the post limit, here the list continues.

Demos: This organization lobbies federal and state policymakers to addres the economic insecurity and inequality that characterize American society today; promotes ideas for reducing gaps in wealth, income and political influence; and favors tax hikes for the wealthy.

Drum Major Institute: This group describes itself as a non-partisan, non-profit think tank generating the ideas that fuel the progressive movement, with the ultimate aim of persuading policymakers and opinion-leaders to take steps that advance its vision of social and economic justice.

Earthjustice: This group seeks to place severe restrictions on how U.S. land and waterways may be used. It opposes most mining and logging initiatives, commercial fishing businesses, and the use of motorized vehicles in undeveloped areas.

Economic Policy Institute: This organization believes that government must play an active role in protecting the economically vulnerable, ensuring equal opportunity, and improving the well-being of all Americans.

Electronic Privacy Information Center: This organization has been a harsh critic of the USA PATRIOT Act and has joined the American Civil Liberties Union in litigating two cases calling for the FBI "to publicly release or account for thousands of pages of information about the government's use of PATRIOT Act powers."

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights: Co-founded by the revolutionary communist Van Jones, this anti-poverty organization claims that decades of disinvestment in our cities -- compounded by excessive, racist policing and over-incarceration -- have led to despair and homelessness.

EMILY's List: This political network raises money for Democratic female political candidates who support unrestricted access to taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand.

Energy Action Coalition: Founded in 2004, this group describes itself as a coalition of 50 youth-led environmental and social justice groups working together to build the youth clean energy and climate movement. For EAC, this means dismantling oppression according to its principles of environmental justice.

Fair Immigration Reform Movement: This is the open-borders arm of the Center for Community Change.

Faithful America: This organization promotes the redistribution of wealth, an end to enhanced interrogation procedures vis a vis prisoners-of-war, the enactment of policies to combat global warming, and the creation of a government-run heath care system.

Feminist Majority: Characterizing the United States as an inherently sexist nation, this group focuses on "advancing the legal, social and political equality of women with men, countering the backlash to women's advancement, and recruiting and training young feminists to encourage future leadership for the feminist movement in the United States."

Four Freedoms Fund: This organization was designed to serve as a conduit through which large foundations could fund state-based open-borders organizations more flexibly and quickly.

Free Exchange on Campus: This organization was created solely to oppose the efforts of one individual, David Horowitz, and his campaign to have universities adopt an "Academic Bill of Rights," as well as todenounce Horowitz's 2006 book The Professors. Member organizations of FEC include Campus Progress (a project of the Center for American Progress); the American Association of University Professors; theAmerican Civil Liberties Union; People For the American Way; the United States Student Association; theCenter for Campus Free Speech; the American Library Association; Free Press; and the National Association of State Public Interest Research Groups.

Free Press: This "media reform" organization has worked closely with many notable leftists and such organizations as Media Matters for America, Air America Radio, Global Exchange, Code Pink, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, the Revolutionary Communist Party, Mother Jones magazine, and Pacifica Radio.


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Re: It looks like owning the republican party was enough for Charlie Koch
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2013, 08:48:19 AM »
Con't.

Funding Exchange: Dedicated to the concept of philanthropy as a vehicle for social change, this organization pairs leftist donors and foundations with likeminded groups and activists who are dedicated to bringing about their own version of "progressive" change and social justice. Many of these grantees assume that American society is rife with racism, discrimination, exploitation, and inequity and needs to be overhauled via sustained education, activism, and social agitation.

Gamaliel Foundation: Modeling its tactics on those of the radical Sixties activist Saul Alinsky, this group takes a strong stand against current homeland security measures and immigration restrictions.

Gisha: Center for the Legal Protection of Freedom of Movement: This anti-Israel organization seeks to help Palestinians "exercise their right to freedom of movement."

Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect: This group contends that when a state proves either unable or unwilling to protect civilians from mass atrocities occurring within its borders, it is the responsibility of the international community to intervene -- peacefully if possible, but with military force if necessary.

Global Exchange: Established in 1988 by pro-Castro radical Medea Benjamin, this group consistently condemns America's foreign policy, business practices, and domestic life. Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Global Exchange advised Americans to examine "the root causes of resentment against the United States in the Arab world -- from our dependence on Middle Eastern oil to our biased policy towards Israel."

Grantmakers Without Borders: GWB tends to be very supportive of leftist environmental, anti-war, and civil rights groups. It is also generally hostile to capitalism, which it deems one of the chief "political, economic, and social systems" that give rise to a host of "social ills."

Green For All: This group was created by Van Jones to lobby for federal climate, energy, and economic policy initiatives.

Health Care for America Now: This group supports a single payer model where the federal government would be in charge of financing and administering the entire U.S. healthcare system.

Human Rights Campaign: The largest "lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender" lobbying group in the United States, HRC supports political candidates and legislation that will advance the LGBT agenda. Historically, HRC has most vigorously championed HIV/AIDS-related legislation, hate crime laws, the abrogation of the militarys Dont Ask, Dont Tell policy, and the legalization of gay marriage.

Human Rights First: This group supports open borders and the rights of illegal aliens; charges that the Patriot Act severely erodes Americans' civil liberties; has filed amicus curiae briefs on behalf of terror suspect Jose Padilla; and deplores the Guantanamo Bay detention facilities.

Human Rights Watch: This group directs a disproportionate share of its criticism at the United States and Israel. It opposes the death penalty in all cases, and supports open borders and amnesty for illegal aliens.

I'lam: This anti-Israel NGO seeks "to develop and empower the Arab media and to give voice to Palestinian issues."

Immigrant Defense Project: To advance the cause of illegal immigrants, the IDP provides immigration law backup support and counseling to New York defense attorneys and others who represent or assist immigrants in criminal justice and immigration systems, as well as to immigrants themselves.

Immigrant Legal Resource Center: This group claims to have helped gain amnesty for some three million illegal aliens in the U.S., and in the 1980s was part of the sanctuary movement which sought to grant asylum to refugees from the failed Communist states of Central America.

Immigrant Workers Citizenship Project: This open-borders organization advocates mass immigration to the U.S.

Immigration Policy Center: IPC is an advocate of open borders and contends that the massive influx of illegal immigrants into America is due to U.S. government policy, since the broken immigration system [] spurs unauthorized immigration in the first place.

Independent Media Center: This Internet-based, news and events bulletin board represents an invariably leftist, anti-capitalist perspective and serves as a mouthpiece for anti-globalization/anti-America themes.

Independent Media Institute: IMI administers the SPIN Project (Strategic Press Information Network), which provides leftist organizations with "accessible and affordable strategic communications consulting, training, coaching, networking opportunities and concrete tools" to help them "achieve their social justice goals."

Institute for America's Future: IAF supports socialized medicine, increased government funding for education, and the creation of an infrastructure "to ensure that the voice of the progressive majority is heard."

Institute for New Economic Thinking: Seeking to create a new worldwide "economic paradigm," this organization is staffed by numerous individuals who favor government intervention in national economies, and who view capitalism as a flawed system.

Institute for Policy Studies: This think tank has long supported Communist and anti-American causes around the world. Viewing capitalism as a breeding ground for "unrestrained greed," IPS seeks to provide a corrective to "unrestrained markets and individualism." Professing an unquestioning faith in the righteousness of the United Nations, it aims to bring American foreign policy under UN control.

Institute for Public Accuracy: This anti-American, anti-capitalist, anti-Israel organization sponsored actor Sean Penns celebrated visit to Baghdad in 2002. It also sponsored visits to Iraq by Democratic Congressmen Nick Rahall and former Democrat Senator James Abourezk

Institute for Women's Policy Research: This group views the U.S. as a nation rife with discrimination against women, and publishes research to draw attention to this alleged state of affairs. It also advocates unrestricted access to taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand, stating that "access to abortion is essential to the economic well-being of women and girls."

International Crisis Group: One of this organization's leading figures is its Mideast Director, Robert Malley, who was President Bill Clinton's Special Assistant for Arab-Israeli Affairs. His analysis of the Mideast conflict is markedly pro-Palestinian.

J Street: This anti-Israel group warns that Israels choice to take military action to stop Hamas' terrorist attacks will prove counter-productive and only deepen the cycle of violence in the region

Jewish Funds for Justice: This organization views government intervention and taxpayer funding as crucial components of enlightened social policy. It seeks to redistribute wealth from Jewish donors to low-income communities to combat the root causes of domestic economic and social injustice. By JFJ's reckoning, chief among those root causes are the inherently negative by-products of capitalism most notably racism and gross economic inequality.

Joint Victory Campaign 2004: Founded by George Soros and Harold Ickes, this group was a major fundraising entity for Democrats during the 2004 election cycle. It collected contributions (including large amounts from Soros personally) and disbursed them to two other groups, America Coming Together and the Media Fund, which also worked on behalf of Democrats.

Justice at Stake: This coalition calls for judges to be appointed by nonpartisan, independent commissions in a process known as merit selection, rather than elected by the voting public.

LatinoJustice PRLDF: This organization supports bilingual education, the racial gerrymandering of voting districts, and expanded rights for illegal aliens.

Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law: This group views America as an unremittingly racist nation; uses the courts to mandate race-based affirmative action preferences in business and academia; has filed briefs against the Department of Homeland Security's efforts to limit the wholesale granting of green cards and to identify potential terrorists; condemns the Patriot Act; and calls on Americans to "recognize the contribution" of illegal aliens.

League of United Latin American Citizens: This group views America as a nation plagued by "an alarming increase in xenophobia and anti-Hispanic sentiment"; favors racial preferences; supports the legalization of illegal Hispanic aliens; opposes military surveillance of U.S. borders; opposes making English America's official language; favors open borders; and rejects anti-terrorism legislation like the Patriot Act.

League of Women Voters Education Fund: The League supports taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand; supports "motor-voter" registration, which allows anyone with a driver's license to become a voter, regardless of citizenship status; and supports tax hikes and socialized medicine.

League of Young Voters: This organization seeks to empowe[r] young people nationwide to participate in the democratic process and create progressive political change on the local, state and national level.

Lynne Stewart Defense Committee: IRS records indicate that Soros's Open Society Institute made a September 2002 grant of $20,000 to this organization. Stewart was the criminal-defense attorney who was later convicted for abetting her client, the "blind sheik" Omar Abdel Rahman, in terrorist activities connected with his Islamic Group.

MADRE: This international women's organization deems America the world's foremost violator of human rights. As such, it seeks to "communicat[e] the real-life impact of U.S. policies on women and families confronting violence, poverty and repression around the world," and to "demand alternatives to destructive U.S. policies." It also advocates unrestricted access to taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand.

Malcolm X Grassroots Movement: This group views the U.S. as a nation replete with racism and discrimination against blacks; seeks to establish an independent black nation in the southeastern United States; and demands reparations for slavery.

Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition: This group calls for the expansion of civil rights and liberties for illegal aliens; laments that illegal aliens in America are commonly subjected to "worker exploitation"; supports tuition-assistance programs for illegal aliens attending college; and characterizes the Patriot Act as a "very troubling" assault on civil liberties.

Media Fund: Soros played a major role in creating this group, whose purpose was to conceptualize, produce, and place political ads on television, radio, print, and the Internet.

Media Matters for America: This organization is a "web-based, not-for-profit progressive research and information center" seeking to "systematically monitor a cross-section of print, broadcast, cable, radio, and Internet media outlets for conservative misinformation." The group works closely with the Soros-backed Center for American Progress, and is heavily funded by Democracy Alliance, of which Soros is a major financier.

Mercy Corps: Vis a vis the Arab-Israeli conflict, Mercy Corps places all blame for Palestinian poverty and suffering directly on Israel.

Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund: This group advocates open borders, free college tuition for illegal aliens, lowered educational standards to accommodate Hispanics, and voting rights for criminals. In MALDEF's view, supporters of making English the official language of the United States are "motivated by racism and anti-immigrant sentiments," while advocates of sanctions against employers reliant on illegal labor seek to discriminate against "brown-skinned people."

Meyer, Suozzi, English and Klein, PC: This influential defender of Big Labor is headed by Democrat operativeHarold Ickes.

Midwest Academy: This entity trains radical activists in the tactics of direct action, targeting, confrontation, and intimidation.

Migration Policy Institute: This group seeks to create "a North America with gradually disappearing border controls ... with permanent migration remaining at moderate levels."

Military Families Speak Out: This group ascribes the U.S. invasion of Iraq to American imperialism and lust for oil.

MoveOn.org: This Web-based organization supports Democratic political candidates through fundraising, advertising, and get-out-the-vote drives.

Ms. Foundation for Women: This group laments what it views as the widespread and enduring flaws of American society: racism, sexism, homophobia, and the violation of civil rights and liberties. It focuses its philanthropy on groups that promote affirmative action for women, unfettered access to taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand, amnesty for illegal aliens, and big government generally.

NARAL Pro-Choice America: This group supports taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand, and works to elect pro-abortion Democrats.

NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund: The NAACP supports racial preferences in employment and education, as well as the racial gerrymandering of voting districts. Underpinning its support for race preferences is the fervent belief that white racism in the United States remains an intractable, largely undiminished, phenomenon.

The Nation Institute: This nonprofit entity sponsors leftist conferences, fellowships, awards for radical activists, and journalism internships.

National Abortion Federation: This group opposes any restrictions on abortion at either the state or federal levels, and champions the introduction of unrestricted abortion into developing regions of the world.

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty: This group was established in 1976 as the first "fully staffed national organization exclusively devoted to abolishing capital punishment."

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy: This group depicts the United States as a nation in need of dramatic structural change financed by philanthropic organizations. It overwhelmingly promotes grant-makers and grantees with leftist agendas, while criticizing their conservative counterparts.