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Friday, December 21, 2012
MRC Ignores Its Soros-Bashing To Criticize Koch-Bashing
Topic: Media Research Center

Liz Thatcher starts her Dec. 14 Media Research Center Business & Media Institute report on the right-wing Koch brothers by writing, "Few wealthy individuals are demonized as much as Charles and David Koch." Thatcher also made a point of noting the "death threats" the brothers allegedly receive.

Thatcher, of course, doesn't mention that one of those wealthy individuals who is so demonized is George Soros, and that it's her MRC co-workers who are doing that demonizing.

Lead among those is Thatcher's boss, Dan Gainor, who has obsessed over Soros donating less money to liberal media organizations in a decade that billionaires like  Rupert Murdoch, Richard Mellon Scaife, and Sun Myung Moon have spent propping up right-wing newspapers in a single year.

Thatcher's article was followed by a Dec. 18 BMI article by Mike Ciandella attacking professor Jeffrey Sachs as a "Soros crony."

Thatcher engaged in her own demonization of Soros, bashing him as a "left-wing billionaire ... who has been open about his wish to change America." She also doesn't mention that such anti-Soros demonization means he gets death threats too.

Thatcher also touts how the Kochs are "big funders of conservative and libertarian-leaning groups and politicians," but doesn't disclose that the MRC has received Koch money through Koch-controlled charities like the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundationand the Claude R. Lambe Charitable Foundation.

Posted by Terry K. at 4:57 PM EST

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