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Response to bhikkhu (Reply #12)

Sun Sep 23, 2012, 12:57 AM

15. the kochs aren't the only funders though, or even necessarily the biggest.


it's a mistake to think the kochs are it, although they seem to be the bete noire of the moment at DU.

Exxon, for example, has given nearly a million to heritage since 1998; the rev. moon organization (that's the korea connection below) was a funder (don't know what's happened since old moon died); steve forbes, holland coors, dick scaife are on the board, all possessed of quite sizeable personal fortunes & donor networks. DeVoses also in the mix. The usual suspects, iow.

According to Media Transparency, the Heritage Foundation received $61,944,537 in foundation grants from organizations such as: the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the Scaife Foundations, the John M. Olin Foundation, Inc., Castle Rock Foundation, JM Foundation, Claude R. Lambe Charitable Foundation, the Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation, and the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation.

Heritage has received donations from the East Asian nations of South Korea and Taiwan; SourceWatch reports that in 1988 Korean intelligence discovered that Heritage received $2.2 million from the South Korean National Assembly during the 1980's. Although Heritage denies this claim, they do admit to receiving a $400,000 grant from the Korean conglomerate Samsung.
The Korea Foundation, a conduit of the Korean government, has also donated almost $1 million to Heritage in the past three years.


Plus moon & scaife are connected to various intelligence operations.

everything's not about the kochs. though a lot is, lol.

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