White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Monday denied that DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg’s financial support for President Barack Obama had any bearing on Obama’s decision to hold an event at the company’s headquarters on Tuesday.
The timing of a story by the campaign finance reporters of the New York Times, and its placement in the paper’s national edition, is fraught with meaning. Articles in which the totemic names “Koch” or “Adelson” appear have a habit of being published in the prime time of an election cycle, and share the uncanny ability to float, bubble-like, to the front-page. Stories that deal with the liberal moneymen who finance the Democratic Party and its affiliates, by contrast, tend to appear after the fact or when nobody is looking, and, like ballast, fall to the back of the A section, obscured by ads for Tiffany’s, Burberry, and Zegna. I wonder why.
DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg raised $1 million for Kentucky’s Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Liberal Super PAC Priorities USA Action has begun positioning itself to be the principal fundraising group behind a Hillary Clinton presidential campaign in 2016, the Washington Post reports.
President Barack Obama had a private dinner in his hotel room with DreamWorks Animation CEO and major donor Jeffrey Katzenberg Tuesday night in Los Angeles.
When President Obama greets Chinese leader Xi Jinping at the Sunnylands estate in California today, another, arguably more important meeting will be taking place across the Pacific Ocean, in the central Chinese city of Chengdu. The Fortune Global Forum, an invitation-only conference of Fortune 500 CEOs, Chinese elites, and fashionable journalists, began on June 6 at the Shangri-La luxury hotel along the Jin River. The forum concludes on June 8. If there is an event that better explains the feeling of estrangement and frustration and cynicism ordinary Americans feel toward the men and women who govern and manage them, I can’t think of it.
DreamWorks Animation chief executive officer Jeffrey Katzenberg, President Barack Obama’s biggest supporter, confirmed at the Fortune Global Forum in Chengdu, China, that DreamWorks is partnering with Wanda Group, the largest owner of movie theaters in China.
This is a story about politics and power in the golden land, and it begins with the money. In early May a luxury resort in Laguna Beach, Calif., hosted a five-day semi-annual meeting of the Democracy Alliance, a secret, invitation-only organization of liberal moneybags that since its formation in 2005 has directed some $500 million in contributions to progressive groups. Never has a wolves’ den been so posh.
Mother Jones is out with a glowing portrait of President Barack Obama’s largest financial supporter, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg.