HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Editorials & Other Articles (Forum) » Journalists Agree to Keep...

Mon Aug 3, 2015, 03:39 PM

Journalists Agree to Keep Mum on Conservative Donors at Koch Brothers Event

Published on Sunday, August 02, 2015

by Common Dreams

Journalists Agree to Keep Mum on Conservative Donors at Koch Brothers Event

Major media outlets granted access to Koch Brothers' affair in exchange for their silence

by Sarah Lazare, staff writer

In a rare move, journalists from a handful of major media outlets were granted access this weekend to a private and well-heeled gathering of Republican benefactors, sponsored by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, on one condition: that they do not name any of the 450 donors attending, unless given explicit permission.

The three-day event, hosted by the Koch brothers-backed nonprofit organization Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, is being held at at the St. Regis Monarch Beach luxury resort in California. A small number of reporters confirmed they are attending the events on the condition that they keep mum.

"The Washington Post is one of nine news organizations allowed in to cover the traditionally private confab, on the condition that the donors present not be named without their permission," wrote Post reporter Matea Gold on Saturday.

Politico reporter Kenneth P. Vogel also confirmed on Saturday that his outlet was one of the select few invited "on the condition that the donors present not be named without their permission."

More:
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/08/02/journalists-agree-keep-mum-conservative-donors-koch-brothers-event

7 replies, 1389 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 7 replies Author Time Post
Reply Journalists Agree to Keep Mum on Conservative Donors at Koch Brothers Event (Original post)
Judi Lynn Aug 2015 OP
benld74 Aug 2015 #1
Fearless Aug 2015 #2
Octafish Aug 2015 #3
Uncle Joe Aug 2015 #6
malthaussen Aug 2015 #4
Moral Compass Aug 2015 #5
silvershadow Aug 2015 #7

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2015, 04:08 PM

1. Suck ups

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2015, 04:28 PM

2. Traitors

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2015, 04:39 PM

3. Says it all about today's press corpse.

Kochs call the shots. I wonder how much a certain government works for them, as well?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Octafish (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 3, 2015, 07:22 PM

6. The Walking Dead

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2015, 05:52 PM

4. For alleged Christians, these donors seem strangely unacquainted with John 3:20

"The evil-doer doth fear the light."

Or rather, maybe they are very well-acquainted with it.

-- Mal

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2015, 06:31 PM

5. Then what is the point of their attendance?

If these supposed news organizations are going to allow something as crucial as the identities of the people at the conference to be held "off the record" then what kind of stories are they going to be filing?

Indeed, what's the point of going at all? Is it just to suck up to rich people?

It seems that these days most prominent news organizations exist only to be stenographers to the wealthy. They live forever in fear that they are going to lose access and so don't report the things that they should be reporting on.

Money has become the poison that flows through the veins of the body politic and is slowly choking the life out of it.

So many reporters have become slavish sycophants that do nothing but curry favor from their masters.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Aug 3, 2015, 11:16 PM

7. If they are complicit, I suggest they no longer are journalists. ? nt

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread