MSNBC Calls Group Of Billionaire Polluters ‘Average Americans’

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”:

As Brad Johnson has extensively documented, these “so-called average Americans” are actually a front group for billionaire polluters:

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.