Thursday, December 5, 2013

Watchdog reports $520K in dark money contributions to liberal group but it gets millions in dark money from conservatives recently exposed $520k in dark money contributions to a liberal media group — but didn't mention that the Franklin Center, the conservative organization behind various state Watchdog publications, including Nebraska Watchdog, got 80% of its grant money from a conservative dark money group called Donors Trust.
     That sum totaled almost twenty times the dark money contributions that Watchdog was so concernstipated about a liberal media group receiving.
     From Mother Jones:
One of the biggest winners to emerge from the hundreds of pages of DonorsTrust tax documents is the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity, a Virginia-based nonprofit that trains conservative and libertarian think tanks to do investigative journalism, funds right-leaning news outlets, and hires reporters for those outlets. The Franklin Center received $9.2 million from DonorsTrust and Donors Capital Fund, which accounted for nearly $8 of every $10 in grant money received by the Franklin Center in 2012. (The Franklin Center did not respond to multiple requests for comment.)

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