Episode

2/3 Jane Mayer: Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right

February 3, 2016

The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer author of Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Rightexplains and the new role of oligarchs in American politics.

-The difference between now and the robber baron era. More people work for the Koch Brothers than the Republican National Committee. The Koch’s cultural project. The Powell Memo and the deep history of the American Right. (9:30)

-How the actual “Vast Right Wing Conspiracy” works. The war on academics and objective science.  How we subsidize the Kochs and their toxic industries. Why the Kochs backed the bank bailouts. (18:00)

-The influence of this money in the 2016 election season on the GOP side. How Donald Trump is the only Republican who they can’t control. (32:00)

-Koch money and global warming denial and when the Kochs targeted Jane Mayer for a smear job. (36:00)

On The Fun Half: Knives come out for Marco Rubio. Chris Christie unleashes on the sweaty young Senator. Fox News morons want Hillary to be indicted really badly. Right Wing Mandela torches Ted Cruz. Rand Paul drops out. Marco Rubio is a mess and your calls and IMs.

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