So, um, in an article describing the Koch brothers’ plan to spend $900 million to buy the 2016 presidential election, the New York Times amazingly writes this:
Roughly 300 wealthy businessmen and philanthropists, many of whom are not traditional Republican givers, belong to a trade organization overseen by Koch advisers, Freedom Partners. The association organizes the conference and helps corral contributions for Koch-backed groups like Americans for Prosperity, a national grass-roots organization, and Concerned Veterans for America, which organizes conservative veterans.
Honestly? Really? $900 million later, and you’re still describing Americans for Prosperity as “grass-roots”…? What the fucking headline says. Also, the dictionary:
1. the common or ordinary people, especially as contrasted with the leadership or elite of a political party, social organization, etc.; the rank and file.
Words have meanings. Or did the Koch brothers manage to buy that as well?