Mr. Scaife gave millions to “nonpolitical” campus, community and church organizations that promoted conservative causes; “public interest” law firms and “consumer” and “environmental” groups that actually promoted business interests.
Friday, July 4, 2014
Richard Mellon Scaife died today, at 82--ironically on a holiday you might say he cast a pall over with his massive funding of massively wrongheaded rightwing causes and crusades such as Vince Foster was murdered. Yes, there are exceptions to not speaking ill of the dead. We covered his newspaper at E&P--and even it was crappy.
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