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Read It Here First
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Paul Singer's remarks at the Manhattan Institute dinner in April, reported here on April 29 the morning after they were delivered, are all of a sudden a front-page article in the New York Times four months after they were delivered. Weird.

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The Sierra Club's Foreign Funding
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In a news article over the weekend, the New York Times rejected President Obama's complaint that foreign money was tainting American elections via the Chamber of Commerce. "There is little evidence that what the chamber does in collecting overseas dues is improper or even unusual, according to both liberal and conservative election-law lawyers and campaign finance documents," the Times reported, going on to say that "Organizations from both ends of the political spectrum, from liberal ones like the A.F.L.-C.I.O. and the Sierra Club to conservative groups like the National Rifle Association, have international affiliations and get money from foreign entities while at the same time pushing political causes in the United States."

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The Anti-Koch Protest
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A New York Times article on a protest in California outside a meeting that involved Charles and David Koch includes the following:

"You don't very often get a chance to be across the street from a bunch of billionaires who are scheming to do things against our democracy," said Kathy Clearly, 63, a retired schoolteacher who arrived by bus from Los Angeles and brandished a protest sign at the rally.

"Scheming to do things against our democracy" is quite a charge, but the Times article carries no evidence of it.

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For-Profit Education Lobbying
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The (barely) unstated, unsupported assumption of this front-page New York Times news article on lobbying by for-profit colleges is that the regulations they were lobbying to weaken were reasonable in the first place. The display type under the photograph that appears with the article says, "Cass R. Sunstein, the White House official who oversees rulemaking, described the industry's aggressive efforts regarding for-profit schools as 'extreme.'" But the article also reports that Mr. Sunstein "and other administration officials said they listened to what they viewed as reasonable arguments and decided to narrow the scope of the original plan." Why doesn't the display type say that?

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For-Profit Education Lobbying
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The (barely) unstated, unsupported assumption of this front-page New York Times news article on lobbying by for-profit colleges is that the regulations they were lobbying to weaken were reasonable in the first place. The display type under the photograph that appears with the article says, "Cass R. Sunstein, the White House official who oversees rulemaking, described the industry's aggressive efforts regarding for-profit schools as 'extreme.'" But the article also reports that Mr. Sunstein "and other administration officials said they listened to what they viewed as reasonable arguments and decided to narrow the scope of the original plan." Why doesn't the display type say that?

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Read It Here First
futureofcapitalism.com

Paul Singer's remarks at the Manhattan Institute dinner in April, reported here on April 29 the morning after they were delivered, are all of a sudden a front-page article in the New York Times four months after they were delivered. Weird.

Read More...


The Sierra Club's Foreign Funding
futureofcapitalism.com

In a news article over the weekend, the New York Times rejected President Obama's complaint that foreign money was tainting American elections via the Chamber of Commerce. "There is little evidence that what the chamber does in collecting overseas dues is improper or even unusual, according to both liberal and conservative election-law lawyers and campaign finance documents," the Times reported, going on to say that "Organizations from both ends of the political spectrum, from liberal ones like the A.F.L.-C.I.O. and the Sierra Club to conservative groups like the National Rifle Association, have international affiliations and get money from foreign entities while at the same time pushing political causes in the United States."

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The Anti-Koch Protest
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A New York Times article on a protest in California outside a meeting that involved Charles and David Koch includes the following:

"You don't very often get a chance to be across the street from a bunch of billionaires who are scheming to do things against our democracy," said Kathy Clearly, 63, a retired schoolteacher who arrived by bus from Los Angeles and brandished a protest sign at the rally.

"Scheming to do things against our democracy" is quite a charge, but the Times article carries no evidence of it.

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