"Charles and David Koch try to discredit a forthcoming story" about alleged "fraud and/or bad behavior"


Go read this Salon piece if you're in the mood for some alleged schadenfreude:

Here's a rule of thumb about public relations: When P.R. pros begin furiously spinning a story before it has even come out, there's a pretty good chance the story is going to be damaging to the reputation of said P.R. pros' bosses.

And that's exactly what we're seeing right now, as an anonymous person or persons in the orbit of the billionaire conservative donors Charles and David Koch try to discredit a forthcoming story in Bloomberg Markets magazine.

Based on the prebuttal items appearing this week in the Washington Examiner, the Daily Caller, and U.S. News and World Report, the Bloomberg story focuses on alleged malfeasance and/or fraud and/or bad behavior by the conglomerate Koch Industries.

Just wanted to make your alleged day.

  • I think this next year could be really, really interesting.  The kettle is heating it's way to boil.  When it begins to whistle, the rest of the media - I hope - will finally start covering all this.  

    The colossal failure, IMHO, was *their* miscalculation about leaving the middle class with nothing left to lose.

    Danger Will Robinson, Danger, Danger!

  • Sally

    I am just slightly reassured that all this is coming out a year before the election. We still have time to reach the morons who voted in the Koch puppets last year. And with Palin and Bachmann falling faster than the stock market, the GOP will turn to Christie, who is no longer popular in NJ and is a bigger bully than Todd, and possibly Jeb, who has enough Bush baggage to keep him out. 

  • They are tied to attempts to get rid of the EPA, Voter Suppression, funding bogus Climate Denial experts, stripping workers of all rights, child slavery, no minimum wage and throwing Grandma off the cliff, slandering Latinos as gangsters, funding Slander and Libel of the President, creating a TeaParty movement Ernst Roehm would approve of, keeping John Birch alive - this is not a complete list.  So yeah, they have a reputation to protect. ;D