For the past few years, the liberati have been on the Koch brothers like Brown on Williamson. And, apparently, that’s hurt the billionaire industrialists’ feelings.
So they’ve launched a $15 million feel-good campaign designed to burnish their image.
As part of of their this ad that turned up on the back cover of the current edition of The Weekly Standard.
Coincidentally, this piece on the Kochs by Jane Mayer just popped up on The New Yorker website. Go there, and you’ll find stories like this one:
Over the July 4th weekend of 2010, I attended the fourth annual Defending the American Dream Summit, in Austin, Texas, which served in part as a training session for local Tea Party activists. The summit was sponsored by Americans for Prosperity, which purported to be a nonpartisan grass-roots political-advocacy group devoted to the cause of small government, free markets, and liberty. It was in fact an organization that had been founded and heavily funded by the Kochs, whose early activism was entwined in fearmongering and racial intolerance.
We Are Koch?