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Our story begins late last week when I got a tweet from @AlphaInvictus telling me to go check “who’s sponsoring BuzzFeed today.”

I wasn’t expecting much… After all, BuzzFeed’s known for creating custom posts for advertisers, like the “15 Delicious Things You Can Stuff In A Crescent Roll” post it created for Pillsbury. Weird, yes. Possibly even shady, given how BuzzFeed’s sponsored content looks almost exactly the same as its regular posts. But given the scandal over the Atlantic’s advertorial for Scientology, most sites have become ultra-cautious about allowing controversial sponsors to brand their “content.” How bad could BuzzFeed’s latest sponsor be? (more…)

Posted on: May 15th, 2013 | Leave Comment

Megan McArdle’s Fake Full Disclosures: What the Daily Beast Correspondent Doesn’t Want You To Know About Her Koch Work

There have only been a handful of instances over the years when Megan McArdle felt compelled to issue a “full disclosure” about her journalism conflicts of interest. And every time, these “full disclosures” have been used as smokescreens to give readers the false impression that McArdle was being up-front about her conflicted relationships.

Posted on: October 1st, 2012 | Comments (29)

Paul Ryan’s Guru Ayn Rand Worshipped A Serial Killer Who Kidnapped and Dismembered Little Girls

To celebrate today’s announcement that Ayn Rand fanboy Paul Ryan will in a few months’ time be a heartbeat from the presidency—and to honor this special moment, marking the final syphilitic pus-spasms of America’s decline and fall–we are reposting for…

Posted on: August 11th, 2012 | Comments (99)

Eurotrash Bagtard James Delingpole Pollutes Australia

Limey libertarian conspiracy theorist James Delingpole befouls the land Down Under with a book claiming that climate change science is an Illuminati conspiracy by the Club of Rome to enslave mankind…And Australia’s top libertarian think-tank is James Delingpole’s biggest promoter…

Posted on: May 17th, 2012 | Comments (28)

Debunking Cato Institute Propaganda: Koch-Founded Outfit A GOP Bad Ideas Mill, Home To John Yoo & Rupert Murdoch

John Yoo, author of the notorious “torture memo,” served on the Cato Editorial Board for Cato Supreme Court Review during the Bush presidency. At the same time, Yoo was writing the Bush administration’s legal justifications for waterboarding, Guantanamo, warrantless wiretapping and more.

Posted on: April 21st, 2012 | Comments (20)

The Breitbart Conspiracy: Yasha Levine Goes To Westwood To Investigate Breitbaggers’ Claims Of White House Assassination Plot

I travelled to Breitbart’s hood to carry out a private investigation into what happened that fateful night …and found a grisly, blood-splattered crime scene just a block away from his home.

Posted on: March 2nd, 2012 | Comments (69)

AssKisser-Gate: Heartland Institute Founder David Padden Grovels For Master Charles Koch

I came across this hilarious groveling quote from Heartland founder David Padden about his all-knowing Master and Dear Leader, Charles Koch:

“I would never attempt to second-guess whatever he’s doing in the interest of making this a free country…”

Posted on: February 28th, 2012 | Comments (17)

RADICALS FOR CORPORATE POLLUTION: The Koch Cartel & The Heartland Institute

Yesterday, our old friends the Koch brothers were back in the news. The DeSmog Blog exposed how some of the most rancid trolls in the world of climate change-denialism are on the payroll of the Heartland Institute, one of the Koch…

Posted on: February 15th, 2012 | Comments (24)

Glenn Greenwald Of The Libertarian Cato Institute Posts His Defense Of Joshua Foust…The Exiled Responds To Greenwald

The eXiled received this comment from Glenn Greenwald on the Joshua Foust article by Mark Ames. Greenwald has been undertaking the sordid work of defending his fellow libertarian Joshua Foust, despite Greenwald’s supposed principled stand against war-mongering, conflicts-of-interest and covering…

Posted on: January 3rd, 2012 | Comments (87)

What do Rick Perry, Glenn Beck, Jim DeMint, Radley Balko and John Tyner Have In Common?

Poor Rick Perry: At last week’s Republican debate, he unveiled yet another “enemy” that a President Perry would destroy for America–but no one paid attention. Gov. Perry’s newest monster he’s vowed to slay is the TSA union…

Posted on: November 28th, 2011 | Comments (25)

Libertarian Liars: Top Reagan Adviser, Cato Institute Chairman William Niskanen: “Deficits Don’t Matter”

Like typical Randroid libertarians, they find the public’s gullibility and good faith contemptible. This is something that Americans still can’t get their heads around about the free-market libertarians who’ve ruled us and ruined us over the past three decades.

Posted on: November 21st, 2011 | Comments (12)

Wikileaks Expose: Kochs, Neocons and Covert Regime Change Ops

If the Kochs are so anti-interventionist, then why does a 2005 State Department cable show Charles Koch’s premier libertarian think-tank in the former Soviet Union, circle-jerking with one of the most notorious CIA/State Department front-groups for the American Empire?

Posted on: October 17th, 2011 | Comments (22)

“Ideas For Sale”: How Dime Store Minigarch Art Pope Became The Koch Kingpin Of North Carolina

Thanks to Pope’s investments into ideas, North Carolina’s politics have been transformed from the mind up, from ideas generated in universities, to the level of public politics and policy. It’s sort of like global warming: With climate change, some species will thrive in the altered environment (jellyfish and algae, for example) and some will die out (polar bears, coral reef).

Posted on: October 6th, 2011 | Comments (30)

eXiled eXclusive! Read The Orignal Letter Charles Koch Sent To Friedrich von Hayek Telling Him To Sign Up For Social Security

Here is the private letter from Charles Koch to Nobel Prize economist Friedrich Hayek, godfather of today’s free-market movement. The letter was obtained by Yasha Levine from the Hayek Archives at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. It is part…

Posted on: September 29th, 2011 | Comments (27)

When It Comes To Koch Apologists, Slate’s David Weigel Is “Chairman Of The Bored”

Slate’s David Weigel is one of the few libertarian media figures who at least has had the courtesy to disclose, on occasion, his past relationships with Koch-funded outfits (Institute for Humane Studies, Reason Magazine…). But half-disclosures can be deceiving. The…

Posted on: September 7th, 2011 | Comments (44)

Breitbart Hijinx Update! Ace Reporter Joel B. Pollak Knows What A “Proxy” Is!

Urgent update, folks! Andrew Breitbart’s Koch-monkey, Joel B. Pollak, just outdid himself as the top ace gumshoe reporter of the retarded-right. Yes folks, Joel. B. Pollak, peddler of the “Johnny Chen Conspiracy Theory” that changed the face of journalism as we know it, now has another shocking scoop about eXiled editor Mark Ames–and to get the scoop, he even used what hi-tech futuristic types call a “proxy.”

Posted on: September 5th, 2011 | Comments (79)

ANDREW BREITBART ATTACKS EXILED EDITOR MARK AMES!…Hires Failed Teabag Republican To Investigate The Great “Who Is Johnny Chen?” Conspiracy

Welp folks, I’m now a Made Man in the depraved and hilarious world of American Pop Culture–the only World that really matters in this country. Andrew Breitbart, the Brentwood-born West Hollywood princeling, has officially anointed me “Important Enough To Hate.”…

Posted on: August 30th, 2011 | Comments (94)

Failure to Launch: Helping James O’Keefe Leave His Mommy And Daddy’s House For Once In His Life

Last month, the New York Times magazine published a fluffer-friendly profile of James O’Keefe, the rightwing activist who specializes in bashing the poor and the vulnerable with a series of “pranks” against organizations like Medicaid and ACORN. One of the…

Posted on: August 16th, 2011 | Comments (23)

Khloe Kardashian’s Army: Meet The C-List Celebrity Martyrs To TSA “Tyranny”

Khloe Kardashian, Donna D’Errico of Baywatch, former Miss USA Susie Castillo, Playboy nude-model Tammy Banovac, Jesse Ventura and Alex Jones: to most Americans, a list of names like that sounds like the punch-line to an elaborate pop culture comedy routine….

Posted on: July 24th, 2011 | Comments (33)

Porn Scanner Propaganda Watch: Texas Anti-TSA Movement Led By Far-Right Christian Fascists…

This anti-TSA protester coming straight outta Waco! On Saturday June 4, a dozen or so anti-TSA protesters marched on the Texas State Capitol, demanding that state legislators and Governor Rick Perry stand up to the federal government and pass a bill…

Posted on: June 8th, 2011 | Comments (52)

The Gold-Standard Hustle: Does Anyone Here Speak Paul-tard?

Does anyone here in this house speak goldbug-babble? Anyone who can make sense of Dr. Paul’s logic in the clip below, I’m curious what the fuck this man is trying to hawk to  his 1988 C-SPAN viewers. I mean I…

Posted on: March 29th, 2011 | Comments (100)

Anti-war Libertarians Charles and David Koch Love Profiteering Off America’s War Machine

Data pulled from publicly-accessible federal contract databases shows that over the past 15 years, the Kochs have milked the U.S. war machine for about $170 million, all while funding libertarian groups, organizations and media outfits with anti-war positions.

Posted on: March 25th, 2011 | Comments (17)

The Koch-Whore Archipelago: How The Billionaire Kochs Screwed My Scoop While Screwing America

  Update: MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan makes it official: Mark Ames & Yasha Levine “are the two journalists who broke the story about these brothers and the Tea Party in 2009 before anyone believed them.” Watch the episode here and here.  It’s been…

Posted on: March 25th, 2011 | Comments (26)

How Long Has “New Media Strategies” Been Trolling Wikipedia On The Kochs’ Behalf?

Charles Koch—Moms, keep him away from your kids! It’s official: the Kochs pay social media PR companies to troll the Internet on their behalf. According to Lee Fang over at ThinkProgress, an internal Wikipedia investigation revealed that a number of…

Posted on: March 18th, 2011 | Comments (13)