Facts? Truth? Nah, those are just distractions when the Left discovers a juicy rumor about the “Kochtopus.” The left side of the Twittersphere has been swarming with allegations that the Koch brothers are funding George Zimmerman’s legal expenses. Here’s a sampling of the outrageously outraged tweets:
Koch is paying zimmerman legal fees…Stop & read & RT RT RT RT – http://t.co/x0j6nTj6
— LoveAndObeyyy (@Ipphany) April 19, 2012
— Reese McCarg (@RuNwaYmAteriAL) April 19, 2012
Ah, yes, that info looks legit. Especially the part about the right to “bare” arms. We didn’t realize Zimmerman was wearing a wife-beater the day he shot Trayvon Martin.
This morning, the editor-in-chief of Global Grind tweeted about a statement of denial issued by Koch Industries.
The internet rumor that the Koch Brothers are funding George Zimmerman's defense is false. Company issued a statement.
— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) April 19, 2012
And @KochFacts, a Twitter account managed by Koch Industries, set the record straight yesterday:
— Koch Facts (@kochfacts) April 18, 2012
Apparently those who love to hate all things Koch didn’t get the message. They’re doing the usual progressive dance and calling for boycotts:
Koch company is paying for Zimmerman legal defense DO NOT purchase any of their products angel soft, brawny,Dixie plates, mardi grad,
— mary harris (@marymary_2) April 19, 2012
So Koch Paper & Industries agrees to pay Zimmerman's legal fees huh? I see a boycott in my very near future! The list is extensive ya'll.
— Special K (@kimberlyndc) April 19, 2012
Related: Koch Industries is going after MSNBC for suggesting that the Koch brothers played a role in Trayvon Martin’s shooting death.