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Election Watch: Libertarian Party VP James Gray & the Libertarian Pothead Conspiracy (Or: Don’t Be a Sucker)

Election Watch: Libertarian Party VP James Gray & the Libertarian Pothead Conspiracy (Or: Don’t Be a Sucker)

Yasha Levine / November 3, 2012
Progressive Turncoats: Pro-Labor Politician from East Los Angeles Fronting For Koch Brothers, Wall Street Fraudsters and Wal-Mart Oligarchs…

Progressive Turncoats: Pro-Labor Politician from East Los Angeles Fronting For Koch Brothers, Wall Street Fraudsters and Wal-Mart Oligarchs…

Matthew Fleischer / October 10, 2012
Megan McArdle’s Fake Full Disclosures: What the Daily Beast Correspondent Doesn’t Want You To Know About Her Koch Work

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

Yasha Levine / October 1, 2012
The Daily Beast’s Megan McArdle: A Covert Republican Party Activist Trained By the Billionaire Koch Brothers

The Daily Beast’s Megan McArdle: A Covert Republican Party Activist Trained By the Billionaire Koch Brothers

Team eXiled / September 19, 2012
The Left’s Big Sellout: How The ACLU & Human Rights Groups Quietly Exterminated Labor Rights

The Left’s Big Sellout: How The ACLU & Human Rights Groups Quietly Exterminated Labor Rights

Mark Ames / June 22, 2012
The Oligarchy’s Rule of Law: From Boris Yeltsin’s Russia to Aubrey McClendon’s Oklahoma

The Oligarchy’s Rule of Law: From Boris Yeltsin’s Russia to Aubrey McClendon’s Oklahoma

Mark Ames / May 23, 2012
Eurotrash Bagtard James Delingpole Pollutes Australia

Eurotrash Bagtard James Delingpole Pollutes Australia

Ramon Glazov / May 17, 2012
Debunking Cato Institute Propaganda: Koch-Founded Outfit A GOP Bad Ideas Mill, Home To John Yoo & Rupert Murdoch

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

Mark Ames / April 21, 2012
Slovakia Vs. The Cato Institute

Slovakia Vs. The Cato Institute

Mark Ames / March 12, 2012
The Breitbart Conspiracy: Yasha Levine Goes To Westwood To Investigate Breitbaggers’ Claims Of White House Assassination Plot

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

Yasha Levine / March 2, 2012
More Great Moments In Libertarian History: Ancient Sumerian Word For “Libertarian” Was “Deadbeat”, “Freeloader” (Updated!)

More Great Moments In Libertarian History: Ancient Sumerian Word For “Libertarian” Was “Deadbeat”, “Freeloader” (Updated!)

Yasha Levine / January 24, 2012
The Birth of the Koch Clan: It All Started In a Little Texas Town Called Quanah

The Birth of the Koch Clan: It All Started In a Little Texas Town Called Quanah

Yasha Levine / November 7, 2011
Rightwing Blogger Runs To Police, Informs On #OccupyDC Protesters…

Rightwing Blogger Runs To Police, Informs On #OccupyDC Protesters…

Yasha Levine / November 7, 2011
Wikileaks Expose: Kochs, Neocons and Covert Regime Change Ops

Wikileaks Expose: Kochs, Neocons and Covert Regime Change Ops

Yasha Levine / October 17, 2011
Monster Koch Bust: Charles Koch Used Social Security to Lure Friedrich von Hayek to America

Monster Koch Bust: Charles Koch Used Social Security to Lure Friedrich von Hayek to America

Yasha Levine and Mark Ames / September 29, 2011
When It Comes To Koch Apologists, Slate’s David Weigel Is “Chairman Of The Bored”

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

Mark Ames / September 7, 2011
Breitbart Hijinx Update! Ace Reporter Joel B. Pollak Knows What A “Proxy” Is!

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

Mark Ames / September 5, 2011
Khloe Kardashian’s Army: Meet The C-List Celebrity Martyrs To TSA “Tyranny”

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

Mark Ames / July 24, 2011
Porn Scanner Propaganda Watch: Texas Anti-TSA Movement Led By Far-Right Christian Fascists…

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

Yasha Levine / June 8, 2011
How The Tea Party Gave New Life To Mexican-Hunting Ultra-Right Extremists

How The Tea Party Gave New Life To Mexican-Hunting Ultra-Right Extremists

Yasha Levine / June 7, 2011
David Foster Wallace: Portrait Of An Infinitely Limited Mind

David Foster Wallace: Portrait Of An Infinitely Limited Mind

Ramon Glazov / May 23, 2011
The Real John Tyner: Anti-Labor Extremist, Anti-Gay Marriage, Pals With Neo-Confederates and John Bircher Conspiracy Theorists, And Deceives America

The Real John Tyner: Anti-Labor Extremist, Anti-Gay Marriage, Pals With Neo-Confederates and John Bircher Conspiracy Theorists, And Deceives America

Mark Ames and Yasha Levine / April 30, 2011
Did You Fall for It? America’s Outrage Over TSA “Porn Scanners” Was Right-Wing PR to Prevent Workers from Unionizing

Did You Fall for It? America’s Outrage Over TSA “Porn Scanners” Was Right-Wing PR to Prevent Workers from Unionizing

Mark Ames and Yasha Levine / April 28, 2011
eXiled Editor Mark Ames Talks With Amy Goodman About The Kochs, Oligarchy & Wealth Inequality On Democracy Now!

eXiled Editor Mark Ames Talks With Amy Goodman About The Kochs, Oligarchy & Wealth Inequality On Democracy Now!

Mark Ames / April 25, 2011
Mark Ames Talks About Shocking New Koch Revelations With Dylan Ratigan

Mark Ames Talks About Shocking New Koch Revelations With Dylan Ratigan

Mark Ames / April 21, 2011
Big Brothers: Thought Control At Koch

Big Brothers: Thought Control At Koch

Mark Ames and Mike Elk / April 20, 2011
Koch Industries Lackeys Admit To Manipulating Oil Prices…And Gloat About It, Too

Koch Industries Lackeys Admit To Manipulating Oil Prices…And Gloat About It, Too

Yasha Levine / April 15, 2011
The Koch Brothers: Dark Lords of Derivatives

The Koch Brothers: Dark Lords of Derivatives

Yasha Levine / April 9, 2011
Anti-war Libertarians Charles and David Koch Love Profiteering Off America’s War Machine

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

Yasha Levine / March 25, 2011
The Koch-Whore Archipelago: How The Billionaire Kochs Screwed My Scoop While Screwing America

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

Mark Ames / March 25, 2011
Dylan Ratigan Makes It Official: Mark Ames & Yasha Levine Broke The Koch Brothers’ Takeover Of America

Dylan Ratigan Makes It Official: Mark Ames & Yasha Levine Broke The Koch Brothers’ Takeover Of America

Team eXiled / March 24, 2011
[SIC] OF GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY: AN EXILED READER OFFERS MORE REASONS TO HATE THE KOCH BROTHERS

[SIC] OF GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY: AN EXILED READER OFFERS MORE REASONS TO HATE THE KOCH BROTHERS

[sic] / March 23, 2011
eXiled eXclusive: Charles and David Koch Made The Inaugural Ceremony Carpet Under President Obama’s Feet

eXiled eXclusive: Charles and David Koch Made The Inaugural Ceremony Carpet Under President Obama’s Feet

Yasha Levine / January 27, 2011
We, The Spiteful

We, The Spiteful

Mark Ames / January 22, 2011
“Mark at the Mic”: Mark Ames on the Dylan Ratigan Show talking about Giffords Assassination-Rampage, Decline & Inequality

“Mark at the Mic”: Mark Ames on the Dylan Ratigan Show talking about Giffords Assassination-Rampage, Decline & Inequality

Mark Ames / January 12, 2011
Freemarket Failures: Investors Prefer Doing Business With Hugo Chavez Over Billionaire Koch Brothers

Freemarket Failures: Investors Prefer Doing Business With Hugo Chavez Over Billionaire Koch Brothers

Yasha Levine / January 5, 2011
Mark Ames and Yasha Levine Respond to Libertarian Blogger Glenn Greenwald

Mark Ames and Yasha Levine Respond to Libertarian Blogger Glenn Greenwald

Mark Ames and Yasha Levine / November 24, 2010
TSAstroturf: The Washington Lobbyists and Koch-Funded Libertarians Behind the TSA Scandal

TSAstroturf: The Washington Lobbyists and Koch-Funded Libertarians Behind the TSA Scandal

Mark Ames and Yasha Levine / November 24, 2010
WATCH: Mark Ames Is Back On MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan Show, Talking About The Tea Baggers’ Slave Mentality, And America’s “Virtual Democracy”

WATCH: Mark Ames Is Back On MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan Show, Talking About The Tea Baggers’ Slave Mentality, And America’s “Virtual Democracy”

Team eXiled / October 20, 2010
Tea Party Republicans Are Nothing But Big Government Whores, Just Like Their Billionaire Masters

Tea Party Republicans Are Nothing But Big Government Whores, Just Like Their Billionaire Masters

Yasha Levine / October 5, 2010
Anatomy of a Libertard: Will Wilkinson And the Koch-Funded Nomenklatura

Anatomy of a Libertard: Will Wilkinson And the Koch-Funded Nomenklatura

Mark Ames / October 3, 2010
7 Ways the Koch Bros. Benefit from Corporate Welfare

7 Ways the Koch Bros. Benefit from Corporate Welfare

Yasha Levine / September 4, 2010
Teagagged! Born In Offshore Drilling, Tea Party Protest Silenced Over Organizers’ Links To 2008 “Drill Here! Drill Now!” Campaign

Teagagged! Born In Offshore Drilling, Tea Party Protest Silenced Over Organizers’ Links To 2008 “Drill Here! Drill Now!” Campaign

Mark Ames and Yasha Levine / June 13, 2010
Is Rand Paul Just Another Neocon Republicrat Masquerading As A Libertarian Rebel?

Is Rand Paul Just Another Neocon Republicrat Masquerading As A Libertarian Rebel?

Kelley B. Vlahos / May 25, 2010
A People’s History of Koch Industries: How Stalin Funded the Tea Party Movement

A People’s History of Koch Industries: How Stalin Funded the Tea Party Movement

Yasha Levine / April 17, 2010
Royal Tea Party Rebels: The Heroic Billionaires’ Struggle To Overthrow The Tyranny Of Democracy

Royal Tea Party Rebels: The Heroic Billionaires’ Struggle To Overthrow The Tyranny Of Democracy

Mark Ames / February 12, 2010
Koch Family & The Tea Bagger Loonies 1961-2009: JFK Faced Exact Same Crazy Rightwing Billionaire Family As Obama

Koch Family & The Tea Bagger Loonies 1961-2009: JFK Faced Exact Same Crazy Rightwing Billionaire Family As Obama

Mark Ames / October 17, 2009
Washington Post Links FreedomWorks, Tea Party, Koch Family, Only 5 Months After Ames & Levine

Washington Post Links FreedomWorks, Tea Party, Koch Family, Only 5 Months After Ames & Levine

Mark Ames / August 16, 2009
How FreedomWorks Gave The Teabaggers A Dirty Sanchez

How FreedomWorks Gave The Teabaggers A Dirty Sanchez

Mark Ames, Yasha Levine, Alexander Zaitchik / April 15, 2009
CNBC Bitch-Slaps Santelli Into Line, FreedomWorks Admits It Organized “Grassroots” Tea Parties, Jon Stewart Cancels Santelli & Megan McArdle Queefs On Our Founding Fathers

CNBC Bitch-Slaps Santelli Into Line, FreedomWorks Admits It Organized “Grassroots” Tea Parties, Jon Stewart Cancels Santelli & Megan McArdle Queefs On Our Founding Fathers

Mark Ames and Yasha Levine / March 2, 2009
Astroturf Revolution Dispatch: Koch Activists Teabag Media

Astroturf Revolution Dispatch: Koch Activists Teabag Media

Yasha Levine / February 27, 2009
Exposing The Rightwing PR Machine: Is CNBC’s Rick Santelli Sucking Koch?

Exposing The Rightwing PR Machine: Is CNBC’s Rick Santelli Sucking Koch?

Mark Ames and Yasha Levine / February 27, 2009

Mark Ames & Yasha Levine

2011 is the year that the media finally caught up with The eXiled editors Mark Ames and Yasha Levine’s reporting on the biggest ongoing scandal in American politics: the billionaire Koch brothers’ takeover of America’s democracy.

As our readers know, Ames and Levine first broke the Koch brothers’ role in setting up the Tea Party Astroturf campaign way back in February, 2009, on the eve of the very first Tea Party protests. The story, originally published in Playboy, turned into a major scandal of its own: CNBC’s Rick Santelli was forced to apologize to President Obama and cancel his appearance on the Daily Show, while billionaire advocacy group FreedomWorks was forced to disclose its backing  of several fake-grassroots Tea Party websites.

Dylan Ratigan sets the record straight once and for all on MSNBC”s “The Dylan Ratigan Show.” He asks Ames and Levine what the corruption of the journalism world, along with the political and economic world, means for America:

As the rest of America slowly caught on to the Koch brothers, Ames and Levine have been busy digging up more about America’s own ruling oligarchs, from the history of the Koch family, how the family owes its fortune to Joseph Stalin, and their decades of dark manipulation of civil society, first through the ultra-rightwing John Birch Society, and today through their vast network of libertarian front-groups, which the Kochs use to push their freemarket agenda on America, and expand their power over all of our lives.

Contact information:

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