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This article is part of the Tobacco portal on Sourcewatch funded from 2006 - 2009 by the American Legacy Foundation.

Reason Magazine is a libertarian monthly print magazine produced by the Reason Foundation.

The magazine claims to provide "a refreshing alternative to right-wing and left-wing opinion magazines by making a principled case for liberty and individual choice in all areas of human activity." [1]

Reason has ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council, the magazine's associate editor, Robby Soave, participated in a discussion about online speech at ALEC's 46th annual meeting in Austin, Texas.[1]

Koch Wiki

Charles Koch is the right-wing billionaire owner of Koch Industries. As one of the richest people in the world, he is a key funder of the right-wing infrastructure, including the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the State Policy Network (SPN). In SourceWatch, key articles on Charles Koch and his late brother David include: Koch Brothers, Americans for Prosperity, Stand Together Chamber of Commerce, Stand Together, Koch Family Foundations, Koch Universities, and I360.

Tobacco industry documents

From an article titled, The Fraser Institute: Economic Think Tank or Front for the Tobacco Industry? by Mary Jane Ashley, M.D., Professor of Public Health Department of Public Health Sciences, and Chair, Expert Committee, Ontario Minister of Health's Advisory Panel on the Review of the Ontario Tobacco Strategy, et al (Canadian Nonsmokers Rights Association):

Like several other speakers at the Conference, Jacob Sullum has also been the benefactor of tobacco industry largesse. He first came to the attention of the health community when he was the managing editor of Reason magazine . Articles which he published in The Wall Street Journal and Forbes Media Critic were republished by the tobacco industry in full page ads in US papers. The ads,of course,failed to disclose that his employer, The Reason Foundation,received donations from the tobacco industry and that he personally was paid by R.J. Reynolds for the rights to republish his articles.(see The Cigarette Papers) Since 1994 and publication of the ads, Sullum has continued his attack on the scientific literature related to environmental tobacco smoke.[2]


The magazine is edited by Nick Gillespie who took over from tobacco defender Jacob Sullum.

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