Comedy Central’s Late Night Shows Mercilessly Attack Koch Brothers

January 29th, 2015 10:39 AM
Wednesday night must have been “Attack The Koch Brothers” night over on Comedy Central as both of the network’s late night hosts, The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart and The Nightly Show’s Larry Wilmore, eagerly tore into the libertarian businessmen for pledging to spend $889 million on the 2016 elections to help elect conservative candidates. Both Stewart and Wilmore opened their nightly programs by…

On MSNBC, Graham Nash Blasts Koch Bros.; 'Execution' of Michael Brown

October 28th, 2014 12:56 PM
On Monday's Morning Joe, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough prompted hippie icon Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, and Nash fame to promote his new song about the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Nash wildly contended that "what happened with...almost, the execution of Michael Brown, we had to say something." He also took a shot at a regular boogeyman for MSNBC: the Koch brothers.

MSNBC Host: ‘I Feel Some Gratitude to David Koch

June 25th, 2014 11:39 AM
It’s a day that both conservatives and liberals never thought would happen. An MSNBC host on June 23 actually took time out of his program to thank one of that network’s favorite bogeymen: David Koch. Although he softened the blow by insisting that he still held to Sen. Harry Reid’s criticism of David Koch and his brother Charles (Harry Reid called the two “un-American,” and accused them of…

Networks Cover Koch Funding 9 Times More Than Top Liberals

June 24th, 2014 3:18 PM
When it comes to big money in politics, there’s only one name the broadcast networks dwell on – the Koch brothers. Billionaires David and Charles Koch are major contributors to both conservative and Republican causes. Democrats are “placing them at the center of their midterm election strategy,” according to Daniel Schulman, a senior editor at the George-Soros funded Mother Jones.

NYT Visits Hometown of Koch Brothers, Surprised to Find Opposition to

June 18th, 2014 3:40 PM
An article appearing in the Wednesday print edition of the New York Times (“In Wichita, Koch Influence Is Revered and Reviled”), reporter Carl Hulse traveled to the hometown of businessmen and libertarian donors Charles and David Koch in Wichita, Kansas.  Much to the dismay of the newspaper that has an obsession with peddling Democratic attacks on the Koch brothers, Hulse was unable to find…

MSNBC's Matthews, Guests Blast Koch Bros., GOP: 'Hurting the Planet's

June 2nd, 2014 9:22 PM
President Obama's newly-announced EPA regulations on coal-fired electric plants are engendering opposition from red-state Democrats hoping to win crucial Senate elections this November. For her part, Senate Energy Committee Chairman Mary Landrieu (D-La.), who says she favors "reduc[ing] carbon in the atmosphere," criticized the president's end-run around the legislature. "Congress should set…

Jon Stewart Calls Out Hypocritical Harry Reid for Defending Wealthy Ba

May 14th, 2014 11:58 PM
The old saying goes that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder," but during Tuesday night's edition of  Comedy Central's The Daily Show, the same principle was applied to hypocrisy. Jon Stewart charged that Senate majority leader Harry Reid has criticized Charles and David Koch more than 140 times this year but said during an interview that people shouldn't “pick on” Sheldon Adelson, a…

MSNBC's Sharpton: GOP 'Demonizes the Working Class

April 30th, 2014 8:23 PM
On the Wednesday, April 30, PoliticsNation, Al Sharpton charged that the Republican Party "demonizes the working class" and that GOPers "attack the working poor" as the MSNBC host trashed Republicans for opposing a minimum wage increase. [See video below.] 

Ed Schultz Likes Big Money Being Spent on Politics -- When It Comes Fr

April 22nd, 2014 8:46 PM
The host of MSNBC's weekday afternoon program The Ed Show has often hammered the donations to GOP candidates and projects made by wealthy conservative brothers David and Charles Koch, but does he feel the same when rich Democrats enter the political fray? We got our answer on Monday, when Schultz happily interviewed Tom Steyer, a prolific Democratic donor who has pledged $50 million of his…

Ed Schultz Parrots Left-Wing Lie of Koch Brothers as 'Main Beneficiary

April 8th, 2014 7:36 PM
"Koke adds life where there isn't any," warned the Clash about cocaine back in 1980, a year that shook the ground under American politics. The Koch -- pronounced "Koke" -- brothers, David and Charles (though not sibling Bill, for the time being) serve a comparably stimulative role for liberals in 2014, another election year with seismic potential. In recent weeks, self-proclaimed working-…

2009: Chuck Schumer Thanks 'Un-American' Koch Brothers for Campaign Co

April 8th, 2014 1:50 PM
Remember the extreme discomfort Senator Chuck Schumer displayed recently when pressed by Joe Scarborough on MSNBC's Morning Joe as to whether he agreed with Harry Reid's description of the Koch brothers as "un-American?" After much evasion, Schumer finally agreed with Reid that the Koch brothers were un-American due to the political ads they are running. It now turns out that Schumer's…

NYT Touts More Democratic Attacks on Koch Brothers on Sunday Front Pag

April 6th, 2014 8:42 AM
Congressional reporters Jeremy Peters and Carl Hulse touted Democratic attacks against the paper's favorite enemy, libertarian donors Charles and David Koch, on the front of the National Edition of the Sunday New York Times, in "To Hit Back at Kochs, Democrats Revive Tactic That Hurt Romney." It's just the latest in a series of Times reports and editorials highlighting and tacitly approving…

CBS Touts Dem Effort to Make Koch Brothers 'Public Enemy Number One

April 1st, 2014 4:41 PM
Teasing an upcoming story Tuesday on a left-wing smear campaign against conservative donors Charles and David Koch, CBS This Morning co-host Norah O'Donnell proclaimed: "Battling the Koch brothers, Democrats are fighting back against the family that spent more than $150 million trying to shake up Congress." Introducing the segment, fellow co-host Charlie Rose announced that "one of the best-…

NYT Approves of Harry Reid's 'Un-American' Slur of Koch Brothers

March 11th, 2014 3:14 PM
Tuesday's lead New York Times editorial attack on the paper's favorite conservative bogeyman, the Koch brothers ("The Democrats Stand Up to the Kochs") followed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's political playbook, denouncing Obama-care horror stories as "phony," while approving of Reid's Senate-floor smear of donors Charles and David Koch as "un-American." And a recent Times report on Reid…