As Donna Brazile blamed the “influence of their funders” on FDD’s increasingly “radical right-wing” orientation, it might be helpful to list those individuals and institutions that, according to publicly available tax records, have contributed $100,000 or more — sometimes much more — to the group from 2002 through 2005. They include:
The Abramson Family Foundation
The Annenberg Foundation
The Barrack Foundation
The Newton and Rochelle Becker Family Foundation
The Russell Berrie Foundation
The Samuel Bronfman Foundation, Inc.
The Andrea and Charles Bronfman Fund at Brandeis
James and Patricia Cayne
The Dalck Feith Revocable Trust
The Sanford J. Grossman Charitable Trust
Roland Arnall, Ameriquest Capital Corp.
The Sarah Scaife Foundation, Inc.
The Charles and Lynn Schustermann Foundation
The Judy and Michael Steinhardt Foundation
The Sweetfeet Foundation
The Marcus Foundation, Inc.
Joseph and Felicia Weber
I note that the name of Marc Ginsberg, who served as U.S. ambassador to Morocco under Bill Clinton and a bona fide FOB (”friend of Bill”) since their law school days, has disappeared from FDD’s board of advisers in the last 48 hours. That leaves Sen. Joseph Lieberman, the ubiquitous James Woolsey, and former Georgia Gov. Zell Miller as the Democratic holdouts in what is an overwhelmingly neo-conservative — and Likudist — organization.