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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Enslaving Speech and Thought Part 3

Speak of the Devil

The silly, sinister campaign against the Koch brothers.

New Democratic Strategy Goes After Koch Brothers,” announced a New York Times headline last week. Here’s how the story began:

Charles G. and David H. Koch, the billionaire brothers who are perhaps the best-known patrons of conservative Republican politics, are bespectacled and in their 70s. They look genial enough.

But Democrats are embarking on a broad effort that aims to unmask the press-shy siblings and portray them, instead, as a pair of villains bent on wrecking progressive politics.

On Thursday, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is starting a digital campaign that will use Internet ads and videos, as well as social media, to tie Republican Senate candidates to the policies and actions of the Koch brothers. Its slogan: “The G.O.P. is addicted to Koch” (pronounced coke).

There are some clues here that this campaign isn’t aimed at a mass audience. The Kochs are so obscure, even to Times readers, that the reporter felt obliged to identify them right off the bat, necessitating a yawner of a lead paragraph. They’re also sufficiently unknown that the pun on their name needs a pronunciation guide, which deprives the joke of all its sting.”

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