Monday, February 04, 2013

I'm getting confused again: If the Koch brothers won the climate wars by giving $25,000 to Heartland in 2011 (for a health care project), what happened to the $7 million they gave to the warmists at PBS?

Who’s Funding Whom? | Power Line
As this page shows, the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation only gave $25,000 to Heartland in 2011 (about 0.5% of Heartland’s budget) for a health care project.
David H. Koch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Koch contributed $7 million to the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) show Nova
Koch brothers indirectly funding climate change skeptics
But, but, but the Koch Brothers fund PBS! So they can’t be all bad!

Yeah, right. A friend of mine here in town explained this seeming contradiction thusly: Rich GOP billionaires like to live in NYC, but their wive’s don’t get invited to any high-society parties because hubby is a right-wing nut, and NYC isn’t. So, hubby find a few liberal causes to invest in – it was PBS, now for many NYC Rs it’s gay marriage – and presto! No longer the social pariah they once were.

1 comment:

Beale said...

Personally, I think GOP billionaires, and their spouses, would do better to avoid high-society parties like the plague.