Will the real “crooks and liars” please stand up?
Susie Madrak writes in here “Crooks and Liars” blog article “Koch Brothers Planning Effort To Turn Kids Into Climate-Change Deniers“:
I was talking to a friend who lives in another state about how allergies are really, really bad this winter. I told him my eyes were burning and watering, and my nose runs all the time, too. We were kidding around: “Gee, wonder why that’s happening?” It was 52 degrees today in Philadelphia and the plants and flowers are starting to bud and bloom. More importantly, the leaf mold from the fall never got killed off, because we never got a sustained frost.
So of course I’m really happy to see that the Koch brothers are gearing up for an all-out propaganda effort to turn children into climate-change deniers:
Internal documents acquired by ThinkProgress Green reveal that the Heartland Institute, a right-wing think tank funded by the Koch brothers, Microsoft, and other top corporations, is planning to develop a “global warming curriculum” for elementary schoolchildren that presents climate science as “a major scientific controversy.” This effort, at a cost of $100,000 a year, will be developed by Dr. David E. Wojick, a coal-industry consultant…
While it appears to be true that the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation gave $25,000 to Heartland (about 0.5% of the group’s revenue for 2011), that donation was earmarked for for Heartland’s health care effort, not climate.
Given that the documents were stolen from Heartland — is Crooks and Liars projecting?