Aren't The Koch Brothers Conservatives? Look Who They Donate To:

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    My wife and I were watching something on the local PBS station KCET the other night. As the show ended they did the usual "PBS gets it's funding from the following:" and they listed all the Foundations and Organizations.

    Well guess what one of them is? The Koch Brothers!

    I saw that name up there and immediately thought, "Naw, that can't be the same people! Libs hate them! They would NEVER take their money!"

    Or would they?
    David H. Koch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    They give to a lot of causes too, not just Right wing stuff either. And David Koch was against the Iraq war! I thought all those evil Con$ are supposed to be Pro War and Profits? Does that make him a Liberal now?
















    Yes, I'm a Conservative, yes I watch PBS. Get over it! :lol:
     
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    They've given to PBS for 20 years at least.

    When PBS produced "The Prize" by Dan Yeargin, I called the local station and asked about sponsoring the broacasts. I was told that since I'm involved in the hydrocarbon industry they were concerned it would appear as a "conflict of interest" (i.e. make them look bad.

    So I asked them to mail me a list of the national sponsors. And there it was - Koch Industries.
    I called them back and pointed out the relationship between Koch and oil/gas etc.

    That shut them the fuck up. They gladly took my money.
     
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    David Koch, a traitor to the right wing.
     
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    What does the Koch brothers donating to PBS have to do with whether they're "Conservative" or not?


    Are you trying to claim that they're not "Conservative"?


    I guess I'm not seeing your point.
     
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    i don't see the point either??? what am i missing?
     
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    Aint PBS a charity technically? Hence tax wise they can write it off?
     
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    The best way to control a people is to control both sides of the narrative they tell themselves.

    Good cop/bad cop.

    Is this concept really all that confusing?
     
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    Is Nova a political show?
     
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    I guess this explains why Governor Walker got a huge delivery of cash in a PBS tote bag.:lol:
     
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    Chris was bad mouthing Koch in one of his intelligent threads.....i listed all the things the guy sends millions too.......i asked him about it.....he said good for him but he still fucks people over with his Political dealings......someone mentioned how Soros does the same thing as Koch.....but he was OK .....he does not try to fuck people over.....Chris....what a dumbass.....
     

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