Daily Archives: May 6, 2014

People & Power – The Koch Brothers


Anti Koch

Published on Aug 24, 2012

How and why America’s billionaire Koch Brothers are spending a fortune in support of a conservative political agenda.

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The Koch Brother’s politico-financial empire

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Published on Apr 4, 2013

The Koch family of industrialists and businessmen is most notable for its control of Koch Industries, the second largest privately owned company in the United States. The family business was started by Fred C. Koch, who developed a new cracking method for the refinement of heavy oil into gasoline. David H. Koch and Charles G. Koch the two brothers still with Koch Industries are affiliated with the Koch family foundations. They have funded conservative and libertarian policy and advocacy groups in the United States.

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Papantonio: The Conservative Media Takeover


Ring of Fire Radio

Published on May 8, 2013

The following interview is from the May 5th episode of Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV (http://www.freespeech.org/RingofFire).

The billionaire Koch Brothers — the geniuses who helped bankroll the Tea Party movement — are trying to buy up media outlets across the country. If they’re successful, they’ll be able to spread their anti-consumer lies to millions of Americans. Ring of Fire’s Mike Papantonio talks to attorneys Howard Nations and Mike Burg about the conservative takeover of the media.

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The Koch’s Media Machine

Ring of Fire Radio

Published on Aug 1, 2013

The following segment originally aired on the July 28th, 2013 episode of Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV. The Koch Brothers have mastered the art of the bounce concept. They launch a small idea by way of a fake website, and that talking point then climbs the ladder through the conservative echo chamber. They use this to not only spread lies, but to launch personal attacks against journalists. Ring of Fire host Mike Papantonio talks about this with attorneys Howard Nations and David Hersh.

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The FCC, Net Neutrality and You

https://vimeo.com/93552188

from BillMoyers.com PRO 4 days ago Not Yet Rated

What happens if the government decides some can pay for faster access to the Net than others?

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Bill Moyers Essay: What Happened to Obama’s Promised Net Neutrality?

https://vimeo.com/93590847
from BillMoyers.com PRO

Candidate Obama said the Internet would remain open and free, but that’s before he appointed a former cable and wireless top gun to run the FCC.

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How Industry Worked to Outlaw Municipal Networks on Vimeo

https://vimeo.com/94027566
from BillMoyers.com PRO 1 day ago Not Yet Rated

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which receives financial support from a number of communications giants, has helped pass bills that hamper or outright ban municipal broadband networks in 19 states. “If you’re going to make way for Comcast to own this big a footprint, at least give American cities … the opportunity to grow an alternative,” Carr tells Moyers.

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