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FACTSHEET: Richard Mellon Scaife


Publisher and Owner, Tribune-Review Publishing Co Inc.(Greensburg, PA) R.M. Scaife's foundations, the Sarah Scaife, Carthage and Allegheny, fund numerous conservative/free market organizations. Major right wing funder/player.

A 1998 CLEAR report summarized, "Mr. Scaife has deliberately nurtured a right wing arsenal that feeds off each other in order to advance his personal agenda. Many of the anti-environmental think tanks funded by Mr. Scaife use Scaife funded media outlets to attract attention to their views and actions. These views are shaped and matured with the help of free market institutes at universities and colleges that are funded by Scaife dollars. Activist legal foundations funded by Mr. Scaife fight in the courts in an attempt to mold the regulatory state to fit the views."

Richard Mellon Scaife is the son of Sarah Mellon Scaife, a granddaughter of the founder of the T. Mellon & Sons banking fortune Thomas Mellon.


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