MSNBC Host: ‘I Feel Some Gratitude to David Koch’
It’s a day that both conservatives and liberals never thought would happen. An MSNBC host on June 23 actually took time out of his program to thank one of that network’s favorite bogeymen: David Koch.
Although he softened the blow by insisting that he still held to Sen. Harry Reid’s criticism of David Koch and his brother Charles (Harry Reid called the two “un-American,” and accused them of leading a “cult”), Lawrence O’Donnell, host of MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell,” had to admit that he was thankful for how much the conservative donor has given to hospitals.
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The networks love to criticize the Koch brothers’ political spending, but they rarely report on major liberal donors. In fact, since 2012 ABC, CBS and NBC have covered Koch spending 9 times more than they covered liberal billionaires George Soros, Tom Steyer or the Democracy Alliance, a group that coordinates the spending of liberal mega donors.
— Mike Ciandella is Research Analyst at the Media Research Center. Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.