Amid its glee at Heartland’s misfortune, the Newark Star-Ledger worries that “The danger in this culture of skepticism is that it will become a ‘culture of ignorance.'”
The Newark Star-Ledger editorializes:
…Among the leaked secrets is proof that the oil-rich Koch brothers (who have backed climate-denier Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign) donated $200,000 to the Heartland Institute in 2011 and had given before…
The “oil rich Koch brothers” made no such donation.
In 2011, the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation donated $25,000 to Heartland (about 0.5% of the group’s budget) for its health care efforts.
The Heartland documents indicate that it hoped to get $200,000 from the Foundation in 2012 — again, for a health care project.
If there is a “culture of ignorance,” the Star-Ledger’s editors just contributed to it.