Sheldon Adelson

Criticism of Adelson Medal ‘Ridiculous,’ Supporters Say

Media silent when Obama gave award to Ellen DeGeneres, Robert DeNiro, Barbra Streisand

Miriam and Sheldon AdelsonMedia outlets and liberal commentators have met President Donald Trump's pick of Miriam Adelson, wife of Republican mega donor Sheldon Adelson, to receive the White House Medal of Freedom with indignation, attacking the prominent philanthropic family as a poor choice for such a prominent honor.

The Secret Masters

Column: Meet the liberal billionaires who rule your world

Billionaires Michael Bloomberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Tom SteyerThe 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.

See No Evil

Media avert eyes from Democratic campaign finance hypocrisy

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.

Israel, Lies, and Videotape

Video team fires back after Israelis claim National Jewish Democratic Council took support of Obama out of context

A source involved in the making of a disputed video that shows Israelis praising President Obama denied that the video had been selectively edited.