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.
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 . . .