In The Campaign, out this weekend, Will Ferrell plays an incumbent Congressman who s running what s supposed to be an uncontested race, when a pair of wealthy brothers by the name of Motch put up a genial dummy, played by Zach Galifianakis, to run against him.
Only now do I see this April 29 New York Post item about Koch Industries complaining to the American Society of Magazine Editors about Jane Mayer's profile of the billionaire industrialists.
Oil baron brothers David and Charles Koch aren't the types to throw out old magazines, according to recent reports. The Koch brothers have taken up against the American Association of Magazine Editors, who recently nominated an anti-Koch New Yorker article for a National Magazine Award in reporting.
The Koch brothers are launching a recruiting blitz on Facebook for maintaining the plutocracy. In the last few days, I have encountered endless paid ads in the right-hand column of Facebook for a program called "Liberty at Work." "Looking for Work?" the ad asks. It then describes positions throughout the country for advancing "conservative and libertarian" causes.
As the journalism industry limps along and public broadcasting comes under attack, the Koch brothers - multimillionaire conservative-politics string-pullers- have taken aim at the Center for Public Integrity, a twenty-year-old nonprofit investigative organization dedicated to making institutional power more transparent.
Koch Industries has launched an online advertising campaign to rebut a Center for Public Integrity report about its lobbying activities that it refused to respond to when the story was published last week.