This week, popular liberal-progressive news aggregator Alternet published an article by one Thomas Knapp, a former Libertarian Party campaign manager, on Google’s descent into surveillance state madness. While the article had plenty of legitimate points of concern regarding Google’s behavior, and pointed out, quite rightly, that all citizens are considered to be criminals by the State, and even offers some solutions to this burgeoning problem, what’s more interesting is why Alternet published anything from a libertarian who belongs to a group whose director and several of its “fellows” are nothing more than glorified Koch shills?
Even if Alternet ISN’T a libertarian front group, which they most certainly are at this point, it definitely begs the question of who Alternet is getting their funding from these days. Mark Ames and Yasha Levine: your new assignment is set. Find out which shady figure is filling Alternet’s coffers.