an interesting spot-check yesterday. Using the search engines of a few high-profile news outlets, he documented the number of references each made to conservative political activists, "the Koch Brothers," as compared to left-wing political activists, "The Tides Foundation."[h/t to Gator] Mark Tapscott, executive editor of The Washington Examiner, did
According to IRS documents available to Tapscott, Tides spreads around almost six times as much money as the Kochs, and yet Tapscott's research shows that two major newspapers and Common Cause (4,560 versus 1) -- "the dean of campaign finance reform advocacy organizations" -- are much more obsessed with reporting on, exposing, and tracking the Kochs.
I did my own spot-check at Politico and found what Tapscott found at The New York Times (1130 versus 64) and The Washington Post (277 versus 1). Politico references to Tides: 105; Politico references to the Koch Brothers: 488. Good heavens, Politico is so out of control on this issue that they handed the "Koch Beat" to Ken Vogel, a "reporter" who once worked for the George Soros-funded Center for Public integrity.
Those numbers help to backfill a point I've been trying to make since the ObamaMedia went insane over the Supreme Court's Citizen United decision which gave corporations the right to free speech: The media doesn't care about outside corporate money influencing politics, as long as it is the right kind of outside money.