The PJ Tatler

3 Examples of Marxist Bias in This Hit Piece on David Koch

Not the first, but the most jarring moment where Stacey Singer reveals a Marxist bias in her Palm Beach Post smear-job of conservative philanthropist David Koch:

But what has drawn controversy is that the brothers give many millions to far-right organizations dedicated to spreading an Ayn Rand-­infused ideology, one in which a benevolent business class flourishes, unfettered by taxes and regulations. Some have called it free-­market fundamentalism.

Who are “some”? Google the term and Marxists like Cornel West appear on page one.

Second, alleged journalist Singer utilizes her Maureen Dowd-like telepathy:

But as Koch speaks, he repeatedly uses the phrase “union power” as though it’s interchangeable with the word “Bolshevik” – a new red scare for a new century.

This forced transition allows Singer to pursue her political agenda, depicting the Tea Party as a revival of the conspiracist John Birch Society:

Once Fred Koch saw the horrors of Stalin’s purges, he was committed to fighting communism’s spread. Trade unionism and the welfare state represented a creeping, insidious move toward the Bolsheviks, he believed. He became a founding member of the anticommunist John Birch Society in 1958.

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Through their personal foundations, their corporate political action committee and their checkbooks, the Kochs have broadened and popularized their father’s views.

Never mind that Bircher paleoconservatism finds a home amongst Ron Paul’s anarcho-capitalist acolytes, not the mainstream Americans for Prosperity.

Peruse Singer’s personal twitterfeed for five minutes and the reporter’s Marxist sympathies come into clarity. First observe her retweets: the progressive-hacker-bullies Anonymous and a Mother Jones article.

She also uses Twitter to find subjects for her politicized stories. On February 6 Singer Tweeted to her followers:

What’s it like trying to get health care in #PalmBeach County #FLwithout health coverage? Tell me your story.

For final confirmation Singer sees the world through a Marxist lens of evil bourgeoisie oppressing noble proletariat, consider this Twitter exchange with Business Insider Deputy Editor Joseph Weisenthal:

Joseph Weisenthal @TheStalwart For what it’s worth, I’m in favor of legalizing unpaid internships. Banning them is absurd.

Stacey Singer @StaceySinger @TheStalwart Not totally absurd. Unpaid internships guarantee only trust-fund babies get a shot at plum jobs. Working-class kids starve.