Vast rightwing conspiracy...the ledge

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"Now that the Olin Foundation is closing up shop (all goals have been met!) and crowing about its success in financing a network of 'policy organizations, journals and academic aeries'... the NYT accepts that a vast rightwing conspiracy exists, writes Fact-esque, referring to an article describing the foundation as: 'Part Medici, part venture capitalist, the John M. Olin Foundation has spent three decades financing the intellectual rise of the right and exciting the envy of the left...' But it wasn't the money that drove that powerhouse. It was the ideas. The left isn't underfunded, it's bereft of ideas: 'Feeling outmatched in the war of ideas, liberal groups have spent years studying conservative foundations the way Pepsi studies Coke, searching for trade secrets.' Here's a secret: buy a flippin' televsion network and shout lies all day every day. And always remember - it's about the ideas." (Fact-esque)

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