6 Reasons the Koch Brothers Had a Very Bad Week

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    Apr 02, 2012 12:38 PM GMT
    Oh, this is delicious.

    Adele M. StanWere there a way for a few billion clams to wipe a week off the calendar, one imagines that Charles and David Koch, the multibillionaire principals of Koch Industries, would like to see the final week of March 2012 vaporized, at least in the public mind. For the Kochs, it was a week of bad news: a new documentary about their political activity and corporate negligence was making a splash -- on the same day a story broke announcing an FBI investigation of two Wisconsin groups tied to Americans for Prosperity, the political ground organization they founded and fund. (Full disclosure: AlterNet is a supporter of the documentary, Koch Brothers Exposed, and I appear in the film.)

    Things got even worse the next day when, on Friday, March 30, the billionaire brothers learned that a federal court handed down a decision that may ultimately require certain non-profit groups, such as Americans For Prosperity, to reveal their full donor list, and the New Yorker's Jane Mayer, who wrote a devastating profile of the brothers last year, reported on the Kochs' involvement in a barrage of anti-Obama ads sponsored by a tax-exempt non-profit called the American Energy Alliance, which may also now be required to reveal its donor list.

    On the very same day, another federal court struck down portions of Wisconsin's controversial law that stripped collective bargaining rights from most of the state's public employees -- a law championed by Americans for Prosperity, and rammed through the state legislature a year ago by the AFP-supported Gov. Scott Walker.


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    Apr 02, 2012 12:55 PM GMT
    Christian73 said... On the very same day, another federal court struck down portions of Wisconsin's controversial law that stripped collective bargaining rights from most of the state's public employees -- a law championed by Americans for Prosperity, and rammed through the state legislature a year ago by the AFP-supported Gov. Scott Walker.

    Not incorrect, but typical liberal spin.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/31/us/wisconsin-union-law-is-flawed-judge-finds.html
    ...the judge also upheld central elements of the law, currently in effect around the state. ...
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    Apr 02, 2012 6:35 PM GMT
    Since when is it "Liberal Spin" to report what ACTUALLY OCCURRED

    Portions of the Law were deemed Unconstitutional
    Christian didn't report that the portions that were halted we're central to the
    Law or not
    He simply stated what was written ....

    There happens to be a difference from the actual truth .... From what you WANT to be the truth
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    Apr 02, 2012 6:36 PM GMT
    Oh and umm BTW..... ?

    Scotty boy is polling badly right now

    You may wanna send him a check ... icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 02, 2012 6:49 PM GMT
    socalfitness said
    Christian73 said... On the very same day, another federal court struck down portions of Wisconsin's controversial law that stripped collective bargaining rights from most of the state's public employees -- a law championed by Americans for Prosperity, and rammed through the state legislature a year ago by the AFP-supported Gov. Scott Walker.

    Not incorrect, but typical liberal spin.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/31/us/wisconsin-union-law-is-flawed-judge-finds.html
    ...the judge also upheld central elements of the law, currently in effect around the state. ...

    Quote bolded in red for the challenged. Are some of the lefties taking their stupid pills regularly, or are they too dumb to read or comprehend? Forum trash is really flowing. icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 02, 2012 6:53 PM GMT
    socalfitness said
    socalfitness said
    Christian73 said... On the very same day, another federal court struck down portions of Wisconsin's controversial law that stripped collective bargaining rights from most of the state's public employees -- a law championed by Americans for Prosperity, and rammed through the state legislature a year ago by the AFP-supported Gov. Scott Walker.

    Not incorrect, but typical liberal spin.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/31/us/wisconsin-union-law-is-flawed-judge-finds.html
    ...the judge also upheld central elements of the law, currently in effect around the state. ...

    Quote bolded in red for the challenged. Are some of the lefties taking their stupid pills regularly, or are they too dumb to read or comprehend? Forum trash is really flowing. icon_lol.gif


    Actually, you haven't articulated what was "spin", so the burden of proof is still on you.
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    Apr 02, 2012 6:55 PM GMT
    Christian73 said
    socalfitness said
    socalfitness said
    Christian73 said... On the very same day, another federal court struck down portions of Wisconsin's controversial law that stripped collective bargaining rights from most of the state's public employees -- a law championed by Americans for Prosperity, and rammed through the state legislature a year ago by the AFP-supported Gov. Scott Walker.

    Not incorrect, but typical liberal spin.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/31/us/wisconsin-union-law-is-flawed-judge-finds.html
    ...the judge also upheld central elements of the law, currently in effect around the state. ...

    Quote bolded in red for the challenged. Are some of the lefties taking their stupid pills regularly, or are they too dumb to read or comprehend? Forum trash is really flowing. icon_lol.gif


    Actually, you haven't articulated what was "spin", so the burden of proof is still on you.

    Left out portions were the periphery, but central portion remained. Spin can be selected omissions, but you should know that well.