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Check back for regular updates on Art Pope’s presence in the news.

Oct
21
2011

Donors, Not Puppet-Masters

The Philanthropy Daily takes an in-depth look at philanthropic and political giving in North Carolina. “Giving is not the same thing as buying. Donors can’t buy their way into puppet-master status — whether they’re cutting checks to nonprofits or to politicians. Those who claim otherwise tempt donors to become narcissists, and encourage critics to become hysterics.” Read more Source: Philanthropy Daily
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Oct
19
2011

Another Failed Political Assassination

Art Pope defends himself against Jane Mayer’s New Yorker article “State for Sale” in a National Review op-ed. “Last November, as part of the Republican wave sweeping the nation, North Carolina voters elected Republican majorities to both chambers of our state legislature for the first time since 1870.” Read more Source: National Review
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Oct
13
2011

“Liberal “Reporting” Smears Another Good Citizen”

John Hinderaker, a conservative blogger at the Power Line weblog, asks, “Who is Art Pope?” Hinderaker examines Art Pope’s political and philanthropic giving in light of the distortion from Mayer’s article in The New Yorker. Read more Source: Power Line
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Oct
13
2011

Jane Mayer’s Poor Journalism

Mark Bauerlein, of The Chronicle of Higher Education, questions Jane Mayer’s article in The New Yorker about Art Pope. “With so much discussion right now of the 99 percent vs. 1 percent, The New Yorker has a timely profile by Jane Mayer of Art Pope, businessman, philanthropist, and political funder in the state of North Carolina. The title and subtitle indicate the gist: “State for Sale: A conservative multimillionaire has taken control in North Carolina, one of 2012’s top battlegrounds.’” Read More Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Oct
12
2011

Snidely Whiplash in North Carolina

David Boaz, of the Cato Institute, discusses Jane Mayer’s attack on Art Pope. “Jane Mayer of the New Yorker, fresh from her expose of the nefarious Koch Brothers’ conspiracy to reduce taxes and regulation, has found a new target: James Arthur (Art) Pope, chairman and CEO of Variety Wholesalers and a major contributor to free-market and Republican causes, especially in North Carolina.” Read more Source: The Cato Institute
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