If you were paying attention during the Wisconsin recall (also every other political campaign since the rise of the alt-media in the early nineties), you could not only note that the left was claiming that conservative billionaires were influencing the media – you could have predicted it.
Because you, a discerning media customer, know of Berg’s Seventh Law: to wit, “When a Liberal issues a group defamation or assault on conservatives’ ethics, character or respect for liberty, they are at best projecting, and at worst drawing attention away from their own misdeeds”.
So you just knew this was going to come out:
Conservative foundations have poured big bucks into new Wisconsin websites that do original opposition research supporting Republican candidates.
[Note to conservative billionaires; some of us in Minnesota would be more than happy to help]
But it’s not like deep-pocketed liberal institutions are sitting on their hands.
Foundations created and funded by billionaire philanthropist and noted liberal George Soros have sunk money into two new media projects in the state – the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism and MapLight.
And – you guessed it – it’s a lot more money than there was on the conservative side.
Read the whole thing.