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Maddow on Art Pope and the changing landscape of NC politics

If you haven’t had a chance yet to read The New Yorker magazine article on Art Pope, watch Monday’s opening segment on the Rachel Maddow show.

Maddow sets-up the segment looking at the 2008 presidential campaign, next year’s Democratic National Convention, and introduces reporter Jane Mayer (around 9:35) to discuss her new article State for Sale:

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6 Comments


  1. Frances Jenkins

    October 4, 2011 at 7:15 am

    So as a matter of honesty are you going to point out the many falsehoods in this article. For example, Jim Davis had served ten years as a county commissioner in Macon County and was not a political newcomer. In addition, most of the work of this article work is almost word for word from other Democrat leaning groups. Not an idea in this article appeared to be anything originial .The truth is important at least some of the time.

  2. Dallas Woodhouse

    October 4, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Maddow was dishonest when she did not point out that voter id was vetoed and is not law. The other election changes are not going to be law before nov 2012 either.

  3. david esmay

    October 4, 2011 at 8:38 am

    Frances and Dallas, doesn’t it disturb you that Pope is so closely aligned with the Koch brothers, whose father Fred was one of the chief financiers of the xenophobic and racist John Birch Society? They only things that motivate these people are money, power, and the creation of a corpratocracy.

  4. Dallas Woodhouse

    October 4, 2011 at 8:43 am

    David: You should take a honest look at the high level of non political giving both the Koch foundation and the Pope foundation donate.

    David koch gave 100 million to the Metro NY opera company, many millions to cancer research.

    Much of the Pope foundation supports the boy scouts, boys and girls clubs, the NC Theatre and much more

  5. richards

    October 4, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    thanks for the info , answered my questions, thanks.

  6. Ben

    October 7, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Mr. Pope is the CEO and Chairman for Variety Wholesalers, Inc. which owns and operates Roses, Super 10, and Maxway stores to name a few.

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