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Just in case we were confused that Americans for Prosperity is a Koch front group

by: Eric B.

Wed Feb 05, 2014 at 15:51:08 PM EST


My bitching about campaign reporting got noticed by Walt Sorg in the City Pulse this week (sorry, Walt, if I didn't respond ... the Internet connection's been a bit dicey hereabouts). It's the post I wrote a few days back in which the state's political reporters reported on the Americans for Prosperity ad attacking Gary Peters without double checking whether the ad content was factually accurate (spoiler alert: It wasn't). By the way, a day or two later, there was reporting about that DGA ad featuring Mark Schauer ... it took pains to mention that Schauer was never identified as the Democratic candidate for governor. In case, you're playing along at home, that means that the content of the AFP ad was repeated in news content without consideration as to its accuracy, but an ad featuring Mark Schauer was criticized in the same news hole for failing to identify Mark Schauer as a candidate for governor.

Your liberal media at work, folks.

Meanwhile, in case we were confused or anything about just who the AFP is affiliated with, Mother Jones got its hands on a meeting schedule for the Koch brothers and big time donors. No DeVos is on the list, but there are Michigan connections. One of the donors:

Dick Haworth: He's the chairman emeritus of Holland, Michigan-based office furniture company Haworth.

...who met with Koch representative...

Scott Hagerstrom: He's the state director of Americans for Prosperity-Michigan.

Any reporter who from here on out reports on Americans for Prosperity-Michigan activities without also accurately identifying it as a Koch-allied or funded group ... well, I'm going to complain about it.

Eric B. :: Just in case we were confused that Americans for Prosperity is a Koch front group
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