Fans of astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson may be disheartened to learn that his reboot of the popular 1980s documentary series “Cosmos” debuted to subpar ratings on Sunday, but that should be the least of their concerns.
They might not realize that Tyson is in cahoots with a prominent oligarch whose sole goal in life is to undermine American democracy.
You see, Tyson is the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. He’s also a research associate in the museum’s department of astrophysics.
And guess who has donated $50 million to the American Museum of Natural History?
Philip Ellender, the president of Koch Companies Public Sector, responded forcefully this afternoon to the personal and false attack on Charles and David Koch by majority leader Sen. Harry Reid (D. Nev.).
Koch Industries on Wednesday publicly rebuked allegations by Senate Democrats that the company and its libertarian founders, Charles and David Koch, are responsible for the partial government shutdown.
A liberal filmmaker claimed on Wednesday that a public television station declined to air her documentary on the evils of Charles and David Koch because the station does the bidding of the billionaire libertarian brothers.
NEW YORK, N.Y.—Unitarians are not generally known for their fire and brimstone theology, but Thursday night the faithful assembled on the Upper East Side to hear about the devil. He has gone by many names—Lucifer, Satan, Beelzebub—but that night he was known only as “Koch.”
If a campaign finance story is not about David Koch or Sheldon Adelson, do liberals care? Consider the reaction to Kenneth Vogel’s important report on the winter meeting of the Democracy Alliance, the secretive organization of progressive millionaires and billionaires who finance an extraordinarily byzantine network of liberal foundations and Super PACs that operate with undisclosed “dark money.” What reaction? Exactly. There wasn’t any.
The latest attacks on the Koch brothers, coming just weeks before the 2012 election, are riddled with hypocrisy and misrepresentations.
Baldwin sent out a tweet of Republican Senate nominee Tommy Thompson shaking hands with gay marriage advocate and philanthropist David Koch accompanied with the caption: “a man can be judged by the company he keeps.”