Yesterday, MSNBC gave air time to an event organized by Americans for Prosperity (AFP) meant to highlight AFP’s “No Stimulus” campaign. During the segment, MSNBC identified AFP as a “group” of “so-called average Americans who oppose the stimulus plan”:
In reality, it is the backers of Americans for Prosperity who are wine-sipping, ballet-loving trust-fund elites, a thousand times more wealthy than the likes of ‘eco-hypocrite’ Al Gore. Charles and David Koch are the scions of Koch Industries, founded as an oil refining business by their father Fred Koch…AFP founder David Koch, with a net worth of about $17 billion, is the richest man in New York City, owning the Fifth Avenue apartment once occupied by Jackie O, a home in the Hamptons, and an Aspen retreat.
A Gallup poll released this week shows that 59 percent of the public supports the current economic stimulus package.