Reporters from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Center for Media and Democracy have been analyzing 30 gigabytes of documents hacked from the Koch network and the Bradley Foundation, showing their plans for consolidating conservative power in five states - Colorado, North Carolina, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin. Raw Story has a summary and links to the articles and other background. And, yes, Art Pope's involved. Read on ...
The trove of hacked documents shows that Bradley Foundation has recently given large grants to groups in these states, including a $575,000 commitment to five organizations in Colorado, two of which aim to “defund teachers unions and achieve real education reform”; $1.5 million to two groups founded and mostly funded by the Koch brothers’ biggest ally in North Carolina, Art Pope, to create a “disruptive communications framework” to amplify conservative news; and another $1.5 million to a group in Washington and a field office in Oregon to “educate union workers themselves about their rights” and “defund Big Labor.”
Money for Art Pope to encourage the spread of "disruptive" fake news in NC - any news outlet that reprints one of the Pope organization's op-eds or uses them for a source should be taken out to the woodshed.
NC reporters should be tripping over each other in a rush to talk with these two media outlets and examine the documents for more details about Art Pope's role with these organizations and whether there's any proof of Pope and others violating Federal or state campaign finance or money laundering laws. At the very least, it should remind any NC citizen with half a brain that the Koch brothers and their allies are wanting to use NC as their personal playground and sandbox to spread their own brand of radical politics and hate.
The next time Moore or Berger complains about "out of state agitators", just shove this 30 gigabytes of documents in their face.