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The cash behind the Real Distortions

Mostly lost in the smattering of news stories that the Pope people scratched out yesterday with their new and absurdly misleading TV ad defending the reactionary General Assembly was a fairly remarkable fact: These folks plan to drop a cool half-million bucks on TV ad buys.

You got that? Two “nonpartisan” nonprofits are just casually going to fork out $500,000  over the next few weeks to put TV ads all over North Carolina. It appears they’re even going so far as to buy ads in Norfolk so as to try and cover the northeast corner of the state as well.

How is this possible? How could a pair of groups with modest-sized staffs just happen to have a half-million simoleons lying around?

The answer, almost assuredly is this: The money wasn’t just lying around; it was sitting in a Pope and/or Koch bank account (at least originally) and is now simply being funneled through Civitas and AFP so as to make the whole exercise less egregiously offensive.   

 

5 Comments


  1. jlp75

    March 16, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Where are Francis and Frank on this? Surely they will be shortly calling to have their non-profit revoked. Only a matter of time.

  2. Adam Searing

    March 16, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Yeah, come on Frank – you need to weigh in on this one. Get cracking with the outrage!

  3. Frank Burns

    March 16, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Balance is needed against the excesses of George Soros, Moveon.org, Labor Unions, DemocracyNC and every other Democratic party non profit that claims to be “non partisan”.

  4. Doug

    March 16, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Unions are planning on spending $ 400 million on the 2012 elections. That dwarfs the numbers you are talking about !

  5. […] Chris Fitzsimon demonstrates again in this morning’s “Monday Numbers,” the latest big money ad campaign from the Pope/Koch empire is blatantly and demonstrably […]

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