Maybe you’ve noticed. There is some sort of behind-the-scenes push going on to make The Texas Tribune a respected mainstream journalism source.
This trend is especially observable whenever any news out of the Lone Star State goes national. The name “Texas Tribune” seems to be appearing with much, much more frequency within the big-box media orbit and other establishment tentacles over the past several months.
Don’t buy into it.
It’s fairly easy to deduce why The Texas Tribune is being pushed to the forefront when one considers who is funding its operation. The outlet claims to be a “member-supported, nonpartisan newsroom informing & engaging Texans on state politics & policy.”
A casual glance at its well-heeled financial backers reveals all sorts of enormous conflicts of interest immediately obvious to a child. But it’s OK because the Tribune says of itself: