(@BeastessInW8n) April 19, 2012
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:
Don't buy anything that manufactered by the Company Koch! Their funding Zimmerman legal fees!—
Anita Laurence (@laurencewife) 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:
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
So i just read the the Koch brothers r paying for Zimmerman's fees. Im boycotting all their products. I HOPE YALL GO BANKRUPT—
Solo (@solo_onlyone) 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.