Following in the footsteps of HBO's The Newsroom and virtually all liberal media members, actor Zach Galifianakis attacked the Koch brothers Monday.
As reported by the New York Daily News:
“We really wanted to highlight the ridiculousness that politics has descended into,” Galifianakis says. “Whether you are on the right or the left, everyone can agree that there are a lot of outside influences in American politics that are not good for the system. There’s just too much money.”
To emphasize money’s influence, [his new film The Campaign] also features Dan Aykroyd and John Lithgow as the Motch brothers, billionaire benefactors intent on manipulating the political process to increase their wealth.
“I think it is pretty obvious that the Motch brothers represent the Koch brothers,” says Galifianakis, referring to the industrialists known for supporting conservative advocacy groups. “I disagree with everything they do. They are creepy and there is no way around that. It’s not freedom what they are doing.”
Maybe Galifianakis should speak with UC Berkeley professor and Koch funds-recipient Richard Muller who told CNN's Fareed Zakaria Sunday, "I actually find it amusing how many people think they know what the Koch brothers are thinking. It’s a caricature of these people."
Assisting the caricature are Aykroyd and Lithgow who according to Variety play "a pair of powerful millionaires looking to rig the election so they can 'insource' cheap Chinese labor to the district."
Screen Daily described the Motch brothers as "wealthy and unscrupulous...looking to cut down on shipping costs and open a couple of their Chinese sweatshops in America."
Trailer Addict recently spoke to Aykroyd about his role:
For the record, the companies owned by the Koch brothers employ 50,000 workers in the United States.
Apparently, for folks like Galifianakis, employers such as these are to be reviled in America rather than revered.
And liberal media members wonder why the economy is doing so poorly.