Sunday, February 17, 2013

Shades Of McCarthyism: Federal Government Funds Smear Campaigns On Tea Party, Kochs

by Hans Bader on February 15, 2013 · 1 comment
In backward cultures, people ignorantly blame their misfortunes on witches and the devil. Similarly, progressives scapegoat the Koch brothers for seemingly everything, with equally little basis in reality. For example, the Kochs were falsely blamed by an MSNBC commentator and others for pushing gun rights legislation in Florida, even though it turned out that the only position the Kochs ever took regarding guns in Florida was to oppose, on property rights grounds, an NRA-backed bill that would have forced businesses to let employees bring their guns into employee parking lots. Now, having destroyed the Kochs’ reputations by blaming them for all manner of real or imagined extremism, progressives — aided by government funding — are smearing others by associating them with the Koch brothers and Big Tobacco (The Koch brothers have nothing to do with Big Tobacco)….To Read More….

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