Saturday, April 5, 2014

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!

Mega-Donors Are Now More Important Than Most Politicians - Peter Beinart - The Atlantic

Sheldon Adelson by Yuya Shino/Reuters via The Atlantic
The media, for the most part, still treats elected officials as the key players in our political process. They get most of the scrutiny. Mega-donors, by contrast, are permitted a substantial degree of anonymity. Now that must change. If Adelson or the Koch brothers or their liberal equivalents can single-handedly shape presidential campaigns and congressional majorities, their pet concerns and ideological quirks deserve more journalistic attention than do those of most members of congress.

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