Friday, 12 April 2019
quote [ And to be clear, even after he left ABC in 2009, they still continued to make these videos. There’s an organization which we’ll get into later called the Center for Independent Thought, ironically enough independent thought that is funded entirely by Howard Rich, who’s kind of a Koch disciple, fellow billionaire, helped Koch run for president in the ‘80s, they distribute these videos to children. So we’re going to play these clips from these ABC Stossel segments from the ’90s and 2000s and the one thing we want you to keep in mind is that these are repackaged and played in schools. ]
Transcript of the episode if you'd rather read.
So, in reading Dark Money, one of the things I found so villainous of the methodologies utilized by the Koch Brothers and their cohorts was that in addition to attacking public schools from multiple angles, whether it was via funding or teachers' unions, they also play the other side by often funding non-profits which would make libertarian propaganda available to schools under the guise of a neutral facade. Stossel, as it turns out, was/is the face of one of those projects.
And all of this information warfare is still ongoing.
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