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:

https://twitter.com/#!/LovelyPiff/status/192972341440020480

https://twitter.com/#!/laurencewife/status/192947793797722112

https://twitter.com/#!/RuNwaYmAteriAL/status/192969670528212993

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.

https://twitter.com/#!/MichaelSkolnik/status/192960183398432768

And @KochFacts, a Twitter account managed by Koch Industries, set the record straight yesterday:

https://twitter.com/#!/kochfacts/status/192725092340465664

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:

https://twitter.com/#!/marymary_2/status/192955608918523905

https://twitter.com/#!/kimberlyndc/status/192954697278164993

https://twitter.com/#!/solo_onlyone/status/192861382910283776

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