The “New Yorker” magazine is probably the most independent, important mainstream media source in our country.  I first heard of this article on NPR, when they interviewed the author.  I doubt that you will be able to finish reading this, but the Koch brothers and their hands in American politics must be known.  Personally, between the Koch brothers and Rupert Murdock coupled with the recent Supreme Court decision re corporate v individual entity, I do not think this country has a chance.  If, however, we are to be manipulated to act against our own self-interests, we should know who the puppet masters are.

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/08/30/100830fa_fact_mayer?currentPage=all