Over at Think Progress, video editor Lee Fang is working full-time at smearing one of the world’s most admired companies, Koch Industries. Today he lashes out at Charles Koch’s excellent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal. Fang’s theme is that the Koch brothers preach free enterprise, but practice crony capitalism:
Koch’s Tea Party libertarianism is actually a thin veneer for the company’s long running history of winning special deals from the government and manipulating the market to pad Koch profits.
Fang then proceeds to itemize this “long running history,” apparently without noticing that not one of the examples he offers constitutes either a “special deal” or “manipulating the market.” Let’s take them one by one.