Koch Brothers Buy Their Way Into, Then Breezily Skew, Civic Discourse

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Abby Zimet

Following a careful strategy of ignoring the facts and killing the messenger, the billionaire, Tea-Bagging Koch Brothers have responded to an investigation by the non-profit Center for Public Integrity into Koch lobbying activities by mounting a smear campaign against the Center - complete with directing readers to the real "Koch facts" - while at the same time refusing requests to actually speak with them. In the mid-term elections, though, Koch Industries did see fit to tell 50,000 employees who to vote for and what disasters would befall them if they didn't. Citizens United rendered such blatant corporate politicking marginally legal, though still, of course, supremely sleazy.

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