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Two Cheers for Katy Conrad!

Posted on | April 24, 2012 | 6 Comments

John Hindraker thought it was “insane” for Katy Conrad of CBS News to contact Koch Industries, inquiring about the claim by MSNBC and other liberals that the Koch brothers were paying for George Zimmerman’s legal defense in the Trayvon Martin case.

Pete Da Tech Guy comes to Katy Conrad’s defense, saying that at least she checked it out and didn’t run the story, and I agree.

Katy Conrad did her job. If Ed Schultz is going to permit Karen Finney and Van Jones to lie about the Koch brothers on MSNBC, other news organizations are obligated to check out the facts, which Conrad did, to her credit. While Koch Industries lawyer Mark Holden asked that CBS “not mention Koch in any way in your broadcast,” perhaps it would have been even better if CBS had re-focused its story on how MSNBC abets left-wing liars engaging in politically motivated slander against Koch.

Related: NPR employed a “reporter” who formerly worked for the liberal activist group Common Cause, and the reporter, Peter Overby, helped abet the left-wing demonization campaign against the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Among the left-wingers pushing that demonization campaign is — surprise! — Van Jones.

Common Cause has also been part of the anti-Koch campaign.

It’s almost as if there were a vast conspiracy at work here . . .


6 Responses to “Two Cheers for Katy Conrad!”

  1. Adobe_Walls
    April 24th, 2012 @ 12:41 pm

    The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy not just a fable to scare the children with anymore.

  2. ThePaganTemple
    April 24th, 2012 @ 12:50 pm

    All three of the alphabet networks should have their broadcast licenses jerked away, and the heads of their news divisions should be put on trial for purposely deceiving the public and acting as the propaganda wing of the Democratic Party. Which, that might not technically illegal, I don’t know, but it at least should be grounds for some kind of class action lawsuit. There’s damn sure enough evidence to prove the charge. Its not like they would be left destitute, they’d make plenty of money writing books, going on the lecture circuit, etc. Then, the minute they slip up and start committing some other libel or incendiary lie, we could snatch them up and put them on trial all over again.

    Strike three and you’re out. 

  3. Datechguy's Blog » Blog Archive » “We absolutely will not publish, that’s why we’re checking” » Datechguy's Blog
    April 24th, 2012 @ 2:23 pm

    […] As a reporter long before he was a blogger Stacy McCain gets it: Katy Conrad did her job. If Ed Schultz is going to permit Karen Finney and Van Jones to lie about […]

  4. Adobe_Walls
    April 24th, 2012 @ 2:26 pm

    You’d make an interesting AG.

  5. MSNBC Lied, As Usual « Truth Before Dishonor
    April 24th, 2012 @ 5:56 pm

    […] Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/04/24 And a CBS reporter did her due diligence. […]

  6. ThePaganTemple
    April 24th, 2012 @ 7:36 pm

     One things for sure, at the very least a lot of these people wouldn’t be broadcasting their lies and incendiary propaganda over the public airwaves, not if I had my way about it. They’d be offered the opportunity to offer hard, firm evidence that what they say is true, and if they couldn’t, buh-bye now.