Charles and David Koch, and their related businesses, have poured money into politicking across the country. In Wisconsin alone, they were Gov. Scott Walker's largest out-of-state contributor, and they famously bought all kinds of advertisements and electioneering courtesy of their Tea Party group Americans for Prosperity.
They aren't done. The folks on the ground fighting back in Wisconsin now discovered another dimension to the Kochs' dirty tactics.
The brothers are buying up web domain names. The equivalent of facebook.com or google.com, the Kochs' have bought:
That's in addition to their KochFacts.com page, which they've used to attack us and journalists who have written about us and the Kochs' laundry list of dirty deeds and self-serving ideology.
That the brothers would go ahead and buy domain names like this is a sign of their nervousness. Why are they playing defense, and do they really think that buying three URLs is going to stop someone from setting up StopDavidKoch.com or StopKoch.net?
This latest twist shouldn't be too big of a surprise since the Kochs have demonstrated a willingness to do whatever it takes and consequences be damned approach to getting their way. Our latest investigative film rattled them to the core, so much so we had to cut a sequel and rebut their denials and retreats.
Is this a case of over-reaction and over-reach, or do the Kochs really believe that buying three web domain names will quell the movement against their selfish influence in democracy and society?
Cast your votes in the comments below and discuss it with me at the Koch Brothers Exposed page on Facebook.