The baggers remain in denial about how much they are being manipulated by the brothers Koch. Now a report from Bloomberg News has tied the Kochs to a number of criminal activities.
So far the only right-wing outlet that has reacted to this story is Breitbart, wherein someone has creatively re-written the Bloomberg story to make it sound as if the poor Kochs are just being picked on and Bloomberg News is part of the world Communist conspiracy.
Someone should investigate how much funding Breitbart is getting from the Koch brothers. Not that such information would make a dent in the true faith of the baggers, but I’d be interested.
Update: BTW, I forgot to mention,
The most visible part of Koch Industries is its consumer brands, including Lycra fiber and Stainmaster carpet. Georgia- Pacific LLC, which Koch owns, makes Dixie cups, Brawny paper towels and Quilted Northern bath tissue.
Update: see also “The Koch Brothers Vast Right-Wing Media Conspiracy” and a news items about Breitbart’s presence at a “strategic gathering” hosted by the Koch Brothers.
Update: The Randbots libertarians at Hit and Run have picked up the “Kochs are innocent victims of a liberal smear” meme and are running with it. Their creative reading of the Bloomberg piece is that yes, some unethical activity was uncovered, but the company discovered it and dealt with it. That does hold any water held up against the Bloomberg article, but I assume most of the baggers will never read the Bloomberg article. That would require, you know, reading.
David Koch sits on the board of Reason magazine, which is home to Hit and Run.