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Oct
9
2011

N.C. isn’t in Pope’s pocket

Rob Christensen, of the The News & Observer, examines the recent discussion around Art Pope. “‘State for Sale’ reads the headline in the current edition of The New Yorker. “The state is North Carolina. And the person who is doing the buying, according to the article, is Art Pope, the Raleigh businessman, former state legislator and former GOP nominee for lieutenant governor.” Read more Source: The News & Observer
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Oct
7
2011

The Good, The Bad, and the Incompetent

In the Carolina Journal, John Hood discusses how Jane Mayer’s New Yorker piece is incorrect. “Of all the responses I received from friends and acquaintances after this week’s publication of a New Yorker hit piece on Art Pope and North Carolina’s conservative movement, the most-frequent comment has been something along those lines. Be they conservative or liberal, Democrat or Republican, most callers or correspondents seem to think that I ought to be shaking with rage at the attempted character assassination of Art, my longtime friend, or at the New Yorker’s attempt to cast the work of the John Locke Foundation and other right-of-center groups in the worst possible light.” Read more Source: Carolina Journal
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Oct
4
2011

Stop Whining

Gary Pearce of Talking About Politics discusses The New Yorker article about Art Pope. “The New Yorker article about Art Pope takes me back to the 1980s. Then, my fellow Democrats were whining about the money, power and evil influence of Jesse Helms’ Congressional Club. Now, they’re whining about the money, power and evil influence of Art Pope.” Read more Source: Talking About Politics
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Oct
4
2011

Popish Plot? No Sale

In the Carolina Journal, John Hood discusses Jane Mayer’s New Yorker piece. “For weeks now, the buzz in Raleigh political circles was that Jane Mayer of The New Yorker was doing an expose on my longtime friend Art Pope, a retailer and former state legislator whose family foundation has supported the John Locke Foundation since its inception in 1989.” Read more Source: Carolina Journal
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Oct
3
2011

Thoughts on The New Yorker’s Pope piece

Mark Binker, of the News & Record, discusses The New Yorker aricle about Art Pope. “A piece in The New Yorker magazine released today profiles Raleigh multi-millionaire Art Pope, who has become a force to be reckoned with in North Carolina politics. The piece both paints Pope as someone who has used his wealth to buy control of the state government and who is at the center of a class struggle between wealthy businessmen and the poor.” Read more Source: News & Record
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