Friday, March 7, 2014

WGBH Trustee David H. Koch May Deny Climate Change, but Cannot Deny N. Beacon Street Billboard

Forecast the Facts has purchased advertising space on a billboard across the street (corner N. Beacon and Market) from the WGBH megaplex, alerting the general public to the fact that billionaire right-wing political enabler David H. Koch, Executive Vice President of Koch Industries, is a trustee of the WGBH Educational Foundation.

The "in-your-face" advertising is part of Forecast the Facts' "Campaign for a Koch-Free WGBH"* ("Koch" rhymes with "coke", get it?)

Image from Forecast the Fact's Facebook page:

Trustee David H Koch at a WGBH trustee meeting, photo Boston Herald


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bd said...

I think it's time these nuts with the billboard got a life.

Time to grow up.

notloB said...

Account holders like "BD" would have some credibility if they identified themselves using a real name and photo.