Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Newspaper owned by benefactor of the Rockford Institute questions Bush's mental stability

Richard Mellon Scaife, who inherited billions in banking, oil and aluminum money, has funded countless conservative causes over the years, including the Rockford Institute, a paleoconservative think tank headquartered here in Rascal City.

It was Scaife money that dug up enough dirt on Bill Clinton to get the ball rolling toward his eventual impeachment, and it was Scaife's ideology that turned his principal publishing asset, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, into a raging right-wing newspaper.

But now the Tribune-Review has waxed apostate, editorially calling for withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and suggesting that President Bush has perhaps gone bonkers.

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