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The Kochs’ Kochtopus grows another arm: “Center For State Policy Analysis” a new think tank

In March of 2019, Alex de Waal, executive director of the World Peace Foundation at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, wrote a scathing criticism of Charles Koch’s “role in parasitizing America’s free market economy and poisoning its democracy and rule of law” on the foundation’s blog. By Climate Denier Roundup […]

Pro-polluter tag-team of Milloy and Zycher remind us why RealClear is RealBad

With the Daily Caller supposedly pivoting to more respectable and non-partisan content, you might be wondering where the PR agents for pollution will go to publish their “I reject your reality and substitute my own” takes now. It’s increasingly looking like the RealClear franchise is earning its Koch money. Its publication of only-barely-veiled fossil fuel propaganda hasn’t slowed […]

War on Science: CATO folds its fossil-fuel funded anti-science science center

On Friday, meteorologist and Cato adjunct scholar Ryan Maue tweeted about the demise of the Cato Institute’s Center for the Study of Science, home to the Koch group’s climate and environment “experts.” All the directors and adjuncts, like Maue, are no longer part of the organization. By Climate Denier Roundup The Cato Institute no longer has a Center […]

Fox News and Koch-funded DailyCaller fail to smear AOC in gotcha politics

That the Koch-funded Daily Caller is more of a right wing propaganda machine than a news outlet is hardly a novel conclusion, but we would be remiss not to highlight a video post from last week.  The aim of the piece is to accuse Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of hypocrisy. The Caller’s headline asks why AOC drives to work when she doesn’t have to, […]

Koch’s pale, stale, male network asks Trump for climate change denial panel

In the wake of the kid’s climate strike, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists ran a piece from 2016 by Dana Nuccitelli describing how “climate denial caters to a small and dwindling population of old, white, conservative, American men.” In response, old white man Eric Worrall at WUWT tried to explain that curious correlation away by suggesting that older folks […]

Pompeo says climate change isn’t a national security issue – God says “Hold my beer”

Mike Pompeo – the man who had his business funded by the Koch brothers and who went on to be the Kochs’ congressman (literally representing their Wichita district) and eventually the Kochs’ Secretary of State – told Fox News he doesn’t think climate change is a major national security threat. Two days later, one-third of Offutt Air Base […]

Koch brothers finally recognize the importance of a free press (Thanks, Trump, for attacking the media!)

On Wednesday, President Trump tweeted that the New York Times was the “enemy of the people.” In response, the Charles Koch Institute issued a statement claiming it supports press freedom. The Koch statement declares “for a free press to continue to flourish in the United States, journalists and news outlets must be free from intimidation.” The “repeated […]

February 23rd

Koch Bros’ pet climate change deniers don’t let the facts get in the way of a good outrage

There was certainly enough drama in Poland for real reporters to make news out of. Over at the Koch’s Daily Caller, though, the best they could do to attack the UN negotiations was to get ignored and then brag about it. By Climate Denier Roundup Apparently it took four of the Caller’s crack team of “reporters” to ask […]

December 18th

Study authors say EPA lied about their pollution conclusions. So now EPA is lying about that, too.

One of the lesser scandals of Trump’s EPA has been the glider truck issue. To quickly recap, glider trucks are big rigs with rebuilt engines inside new bodies. Because they’re not technically “new” trucks, gliders are exempt from pollution regulations, despite being hundreds of times dirtier than new engines. The Obama EPA tried to close this […]

October 30th