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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:36 PM

The Right-Wing Money Putting John Stossel In School Classrooms

How The Right's "Dark Money ATM" Spent $1 Million On Stossel Educational Materials

{personally I think this crosses the line against promoting a specific reigion in public schools}


Two foundations that have been described as "the dark money ATM of the right" have spent more than $1 million combined funding a non-profit organization whose primary function is distributing libertarian education materials featuring Fox Business host John Stossel.

Donors Trust and Donors Capital Fund, the affiliated funding groups, were until recently obscure entities. But over the past month a series of reports have detailed how those organizations have paid out more than $400 million to over 1,000 conservative groups since their 1999 founding. Those reports have described how the two organizations have allowed wealthy individuals to discreetly underwrite trending conservative causes like climate change denial.

The groups have also been the primary funders behind an effort to flood American classrooms with packaged libertarian lessons branded with John Stossel's mustachioed face. In 2011, Donors Trust gave $540,000 to the Philadelphia-based Center for Independent Thought (CIT), with the funds earmarked for the distribution of "Stossel in the Classroom" teaching materials, according to IRS filings obtained by Mother Jones.

According to CIT's website, its mission is to "bring the ideas of liberty to freedom-loving people around the globe." They do so primarily through the distribution of free "Stossel in the Classroom" videos, DVDs and discussion guides, which the program claims are currently used by more than 150,000 teachers in middle school, high school, and college classrooms around the country.


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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:41 PM

1. I wondered who was behind those emails.

I always delete them because I cannot stand Stossel.

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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:48 PM

2. he's a stinking turd.

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