‘Lock them up’! Breathless Judd Legum has discovered what makes the Daily Caller so evil

ThinkProgress alumnus Judd Legum recently learned some appalling news, and he’d like to share it with the rest of the class:

We’ve gotta sit down.

So? So??? The Daily Caller gets funding from the Kochs? There aren’t enough pearls in the world to clutch right now.

Effing gerrymandering! That’s how the Kochs are taking over the world.

Never mind that that Kochs have been critical of Donald Trump on multiple issues. As the Left’s favorite billionaire bogeymen, they’re responsible for all the ills of the world. And that includes the existence of the Daily Caller.

That depends … do you want to boycott stuff like cancer research? Because if so, the Kochs are super-guilty of funding that.

Is there some rule we’re not aware of that prohibits men like the Koch brothers from doling out their money as they see fit? As even the author of the Sludge hit piece notes, the Kochs have also given generously to libertarian outlets and pro-free market and free speech groups:

[Charles Koch Foundation] and [Charles Koch Institute] gave $84,000 total to the Student Free Press Association—a nonprofit also funded by and linked to the family of Education Sec. Betsy DeVos—which runs the conservative site The College Fix.

In contrast to some other Koch grantees, libertarian website and magazine Reason does offer critiques of Trump. CKF gave the Reason Foundation $268,000 in 2017, down from $745,000 the previous year, and CKI added $65,000 last year, representing one of the only decreases in funding for a media outlet the foundations supported in both 2016 and 2017, Sludge found. David Koch is a current trustee of the Reason Foundation.

CKF gave out a total of $88.3 million in donations last year, up from $80.2 million the previous year, fueling on-campus free-market centers, such as the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, and rightwing think tanks, such as the Heritage Foundation and the Manhattan Institute. The foundation says its 2018 grant total has already surpassed the 2017 amount. A request from comment from CKF was not immediately returned.

We don’t know about you guys, but we fail to see a problem. It’s almost as if Judd Legum and his fellow lefty trolls don’t know what the hell they’re talking about.