The Frightening Answer Is, “Maybe”.
It is becoming clear that the national anti-union movement views Connecticut as a place where attacks on public sector workers could be effective, and have been laying ground work for their operations. In the last year “Americans for Prosperity”, the right wing organization funded by the multi-billionaire Koch brothers to fight unions and expand corporate political clout, opened an office in Connecticut and has been at the state capitol testifying against pro-worker legislation. Now, the Koch brothers are looking at the possibility of purchasing the Hartford Courant. The fear is that our state’s paper of record would abandon objective journalism and become more of an overt propaganda tool in the right wing’s arsenal. Add that to the Connecticut Republican Party’s invite last month to Scott Walker, the governor who led the fight to strip collective-bargaining rights away from Wisconsin public employees, and you begin to see a frightening picture taking shape.
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