Skip to comments.Koch brothers hit back after Zach Galifianakis calls them "creepy"
Posted on 08/07/2012 1:14:14 PM PDT by Nachum
(CBS) The upcoming movie "The Campaign," starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis as two buffoonish congressional contenders, takes aim at the powerful, Republican-aligned Koch brothers.
But now with Galifianakis bad-mouthing the conservative duo off screen, the Koch brothers are reminding people that he's just an actor.
In the comedy, actors Dan Aykroyd and John Lithgow play the Motch brothers, who are financially backing the implausible candidate portrayed by Galifianakis. In an interview with the New York Daily News on Monday, Galifianakis said it's "pretty obvious" the characters are based on Charles and David Koch.
"I disagree with everything they do. They are creepy and there is no way around that. It's not freedom what they are doing," Galifianakis said when asked about the Koch brothers.
The brothers, co-owners of Koch Industries, are arguably two of the largest funders of non-profit "social welfare organizations" that support conservative causes. They reportedly plan to raise up to $400 million for this year's elections, much of it through anonymous donations to groups like Americans for Prosperity. That group is set to spend $25 million on a new advertising campaign against President Obama.
A spokesman for the Koch brothers responded to Galifianakis' remarks in a statement obtained by CNN.
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We got a bumbling incompetent idiot in the White House and this movie mocks the Tea party. Too predictable.
But George Soros, a Jew who collaborated with Nazis and presently pushes Commie causes, ISN’T creepy?
I remember his uncle and his creepy jingle when he ran for office.
Dang it. I just told my wife I thought this looked funny, and she said she hopes it doesn’t have a liberal message.
So I guess I’ll check this one off the list. Too bad, it would probably be funny without the overt political messaging. Stupid Hollywood just can’t help themselves, and it will cost them my $10.
Aren’t the Koch companies responsible for some of the best paying union jobs in the country?
Be interesting to compare those to the employees of Soros companies.
Actors and actresses — is there nothing they don’t know?
“I disagree with everything they do.” Top 50 Philanthropist in the world. $600 million to cancer research, the arts and sciences and education. $100 million to restore the New York Ballet and American Museum of History.
Zach is admitting he’s an uncultured phillistine who wants everyone to get cancer.
"Zach Galifianakis looks the way Republicans thinks every Democrat looks."
-- Seth Meyers at the White House Correspondents dinner.
It's funny that Zach's uncle actually was a Democrat Congressman.
I have met Charles Koch.
He is the real deal.
Oh, hell no.
I leave that to describe every democrat I have ever met.
He also had an uncle who ran a gay bar in Chapel Hill, N.C. back in the 1960s and 1970s. It was called the Tempo Room and was downstairs from one of the merchant stores on Franklin Street — the main drag that runs through Chapel Hill.
Another drug-addled hollywood leftie who thinks he knows anything. Does anybody except the vultures at TMZ give a sh*t what this doper thinks?
I’m sorry, but that picture...
That’s just wrong.
They are experts on 'nothing'.
All those little hangover dolls are going to disappear from vegas gift shops.
so much for risiduals.
“N” is or Nick, Nick Galifinackas,
“I” is for his integrity,
“C” come join us,
“K” you know how,
We need Nick in the senate in Washington, D.C.!
Wasn’t “Nick” the Dean of Duke Laws School when he became a candidate for the senate in 1972, only to lose to newcomer Jesse Helms?
That usually catches them by surprise.
They remind me of the magnet my wife had on the fridge during the kids school years:
"Ask your children now while they still know everything!"
Remember that there's no such thing as bad publicity.
As for the "Candidate" movie. I hate politicians. I dislike Will Ferrell. So, when I saw a trailer of Will Ferrell playing a politician ... that gets shot with a crossbow! .... I said "hmmm. Might need to see this movie." :-)
I don’t like this Zach Galifinakilfiorgudbctdoffjsjfnis guy.
And here I thought the movie was about two Democrats. they act like Democrats. The Motch brothers where portraying George Soros and his son. That’s my perception and I’m sticking with it.
I saw a standup routine with that clod that would more accurately be called a "falldown" routine, since he was so plastered he was virtually inarticulate. Sweating like a pig and ranting gibberish that embarrassed everyone but him.
On the other hand, Will Ferrell is about as funny as a burn ward.
Same here, with those 3 guys in it, it would be something I would enjoy BUT NOT NOW!