Media & Communications Policy

Media & Communications Policy

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Tag Archives: Cato Institute

The Koch/Cato Settlement

Posted in Media criticism
It was announced yesterday that, in return for some changes in its Board and the resignation of the Cato Institute’s co-founder and CEO, Ed Crane, the Koch brothers are withdrawing their lawsuits against the organization.  Given the negative effect that the lawsuits were having on Cato’s fundraising, it’s no surprise that the Institute would eventually… Continue Reading

The Koch Brothers’ Designs on Cato

Posted in Free speech, Media criticism
Political gift giving, whether in support of candidates for public office or ideologically active nonprofit organizations, is fraught with the risk that activists of a different stripe (or journalists who are themselves of a different stripe) may take offense and retaliate.  Such has been the experience of the wealthy Koch brothers, Charles and David, two… Continue Reading