False rumor: Koch brothers are paying George Zimmerman’s legal fees

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:


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.

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:


Related: Koch Industries is going after MSNBC for suggesting that the Koch brothers played a role in Trayvon Martin’s shooting death.

  • Pablo

    The stupid is strong with these ones.

    “We are asking that people everywhere ban together with us”

    “werent they the same people that were paying other presidential contenders so obama could get out of office. These people are so racist”

    “I did’nt know They Own Vanity Fair. Thank goodness that i have never brought or liked that dumb mag”

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3WF2ZV2NYXMNXZEY3SXMA3T6KI Lefty

    {facepalm}  I’m so tired of people who don’t check “facts” when someone sends them along to them.  Especially any that are passed along have an exclamation mark in them

    First clue:  If it has a exclamation point (!) then it should be considered suspect.


    • http://www.facebook.com/lorinemeekis Lorine Meekis

      LOL….As a lefty, I thought that this sounded suspect. Apparently, idiocy can be propogated on both sides of the political spectrum. 

      • spot_the_dog

         ” Apparently, idiocy can be propogated [sic] on both sides of the political spectrum.”

        Why is it that every time the Left is pinged for one of their “fake but accurate!” meme fails, their first (and often only) response is, “Well THEY do it TOO!!11!!”?

        The political Left has almost an exclusive franchise on too-good-to-check plastic turkeys, and you can’t tu quoque your way out of that one.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_A4ATQVWKBEQM35PIM5DU6UOG3Y Robert

       face palm is really really ‘gay talk’ for a man…

  • Ebony Grimsley

    Another case of Social Media gone wrong.  Checking a viable source before spreading information should be basic responsibility of adults.  Three words, “Google It First”.  Oh another three words, “Check TMZ First.”  LOL 😉

  • cfb65

    Liberals win elections by lying, cheating and spreading false information about their opponents. That is because the can not win on the merits of their policies! 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_A4ATQVWKBEQM35PIM5DU6UOG3Y Robert

    Koch brothers are agitators…who am i really to believe. they create the likes of people like Zimmerman….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/H3HUMDAHW4G3SACM6TYXTQ7YU4 Chris

    Because the left is the only side with idiots who believe baseless rumors. Oh wait… forgot about the Birthers. I had someone just repeat this story to me and I knew it didn’t sound right before looking it up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/audrey.atterberry Audrey Atterberry

    I forwarded a text that stated that Koch Industries was paying for George Zimmerman’s legal fees and someone stated that it was a lie.  Now with all the products that would be boycotted I would deny this shiiish too.  I believe that there is somee degree of truth in this roomer.  This is all came from your boy online with paypal begging for donation.
    Read the facts.  Until I here something else different I ain’t buying nothing they make.

  • http://twitter.com/sunshine28639 M & M

     its very sad that those who are all for this man making one of the worst mistake in his,taking an unarmed young man life who happens to be black,and would like nothing better to do then drag big business in their world of hate in order to cause an uproar.Shame on them,shame on them.Koch I’m glad that you lade out the truth for all to read. Cause I sure would hate to stop buying your products,I’m just keeping it real.Zimmerman needs to fund his on bad judgement and him alone.Oh and his family members need to help him if they believe so much in his innocents.

  • http://twitter.com/sunshine28639 M & M

    But if I’m wrong about  what koch said,that they are not supporting Zimmerman,then shame on me for believing what they wrote.