Daily Archives: May 5, 2011

New York Magazine: David Koch Gives President Obama Zero Credit for Bin Laden’s Death

-By Sarah Owen

May 5, 2011- Considering the stark partisan divide over the amount of credit President Obama deserves for the death of Osama bin Laden, it should probably not come as a surprise that billionaire David Koch, a rabidly anti-Obama conservative activist, isn't ready to throw any praise Obama’s way. Strolling toward the dining area last night at the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Spring Ball, he told us that it was the military and intelligence agencies that deserved all the credit, while “all that Obama did was say 'yea' or 'nay,' we’re going to take him out or not. I don’t think he contributed much at all.” He continued:

RAW Story: Koch brothers pick a fight with The New Yorker

May 3, 2011- Oil baron brothers David and Charles Koch aren't the types to throw out old magazines, according to recent reports. The Koch brothers have taken up against the American Association of Magazine Editors, who recently nominated an anti-Koch New Yorker article for a National Magazine Award in reporting.

Jane Mayer's "Covert Operations: The Billionaire Brothers Who Are Waging War Against Obama" ran last August. The Koch brother declined to be interviewed for the piece.

Now, a representative for the Koch brothers has written a letter to the ASME board, protesting the nomination of Mayer's piece.

"Her article is ideologically slanted and a prime example of a disturbing trend in journalism, where agenda-driven advocacy masquerades as objective reporting," wrote Koch Industries Senior Vice President and general counsel Mark Holden, according to the New York Post.

New York Magazine: David Koch Gives President Obama Zero Credit for Bin Laden’s Death

May 5, 2011- Considering the stark partisan divide over the amount of credit President Obama deserves for the death of Osama bin Laden, it should probably not come as a surprise that billionaire David Koch, a rabidly anti-Obama conservative activist, isn't ready to throw any praise Obama’s way. Strolling toward the dining area last night at the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Spring Ball, he told us that it was the military and intelligence agencies that deserved all the credit, while “all that Obama did was say 'yea' or 'nay,' we’re going to take him out or not. I don’t think he contributed much at all.” He continued:

He just made the decision, it was obvious where the guy is. He was one of the worst terrorists organizing attacks on the United States. I mean, no president in his right mind would not approve that decision to go eliminate him. So he’s getting a lot of recognition and his polls have jumped up, but his decision was the easiest of them all. The real hard work was done by the intelligence and the SEALs.

Kirby Wilbur Sucks Koch

Originally posted by Goldy on The Stranger

May 4, 2011- If the multi-billionaire right-wing Koch brothers are attempting to buy our democracy, they've already purchased themselves a shiny bauble in the form of Washington State Republican Party chair Kirby Wilbur.

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