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Hollywood Reporter Claimed Koch Brothers Invested in Movies, Ignoring Koch Industries’ Statement to the Contrary

Hollywood Reporter [1] ran with a seemingly sensational headline about the blockbuster hit movie, “Wonder Woman,” and claimed that the libertarian businessmen Charles and David Koch invested in the movie business.

What did their headline say? “Conservative Koch Brothers are Secret Investors in ‘Wonder Woman’ (Exclusive)”

However, the article quoted a Koch Industries spokesperson’s statement that debunked the Hollywood Reporter’s false narrative:

A spokesperson for Koch Industries says, “Charles Koch, David Koch and Koch Industries do not have any involvement with this investment.”

Yet, the Hollywood Reporter ignored the statement and used the article as an opportunity to rail against the Kochs. It begs the question of why the Left is obsessed with anything possibly related (or unrelated to) the libertarian businessmen.