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    Time Warner Flogs a Movie and Attacks the Koch Bro's in One Shot

    Koch brothers slam 'guy who makes obscene gestures with a monkey'

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    (CNN) - Actor Zach Galifianakis may be known for his less-than family-friendly sense of humor, but billionaires David and Charles Koch demonstrated Tuesday they don't find him so funny.

    The comedian is co-starring with Will Ferrell in the upcoming comedy, "The Campaign," which features a pair of wealthy donors called the "Motch brothers," played by Dan Aykroyd and John Lithgow.

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    Galifianakis, whose uncle served as a U.S. congressman from North Carolina, told the New York Daily News on Monday that it was "pretty obvious" the Motch brothers, a pair of wealthy donors who attempt to manipulate political campaigns, were crafted after David and Charles Koch, best known as the "Koch brothers."

    The Koch brothers are high-profile figures in the Republican Party who support conservative and libertarian causes. Backers of the group Americans for Prosperity, the pair of industrialists are expected to spend tens if not hundreds of millions on Republican causes this year.

    In July, the Kochs hosted a fund-raiser for Mitt Romney in Southampton, which drew multiple protests from Occupy Wall Street crowds.

    In the interview Monday, "The Hangover" star wasted no time expressing how he feels about the real-life industrialist titans.

    "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.

    Apparently, the real Koch brothers weren't so amused. A spokesman for the industrialist titans released a statement, chiding the actor's comments.

    "Last we checked, the movie is a comedy. Maybe more to the point is that it's laughable to take political guidance or moral instruction from a guy who makes obscene gestures with a monkey on a bus in Bangkok," said Philip Ellender, referring to a scene from the movie "The Hangover Part II."

    Ellender continued: "We disagree with his uninformed characterization of Koch and our beliefs. His comments, which appear to be based on false attacks made by our political opponents, demonstrate a lack of understanding of our longstanding support of individual freedom, freedom of expression, and constitutional rights."

    "The Campaign" is produced by Warner Bros., which, like CNN, is owned by Time Warner.
    Love the line at the end. Really makes the piece.
    Last edited by Warfish; 08-07-2012 at 02:08 PM.

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    Last we checked, the movie is a comedy.
    This guy gets it.


    Maybe more to the point is that it's laughable to take political guidance or moral instruction from a guy who makes obscene gestures with a monkey on a bus in Bangkok...
    And no one will take guidance from the guy from The Hangover. Any less than people would take political guidance from this guy:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKmJ-xD_Xt0


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    I eagerly await someone mocking creepy ancient George Soros in a movie, using and abusing 30-something women.

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    What was the context of the statement? Based on his history, much of what he says is tongue in cheek dry humor.

    A few days ago, Will Farrell cried on Conan and called the Twilight chick a trampire. I guess we should take that seriously too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by parafly View Post
    What was the context of the statement? Based on his history, much of what he says is tongue in cheek dry humor.

    A few days ago, Will Farrell cried on Conan and called the Twilight chick a trampire. I guess we should take that seriously too?
    I'd let her bite me

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    btw, the name's pronounced "Coke"

    But yeah, looks like a funny movie.

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    Galifianakis is yet another rat bastard commie that will never get a dime of my money....

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    Wait, this is a comedy movie right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeanPatsFan View Post
    Galifianakis is yet another rat bastard commie that will never get a dime of my money....
    Dude, relax.

    The guy is funny. Funny as hell. If you hated every entertainer (musicians, athletes included) for their political beliefs or stupid behavior, you'd be left sitting at home staring at the ceiling.

    Enjoy life a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JetPotato View Post
    Dude, relax.

    The guy is funny. Funny as hell. If you hated every entertainer (musicians, athletes included) for their political beliefs or stupid behavior, you'd be left sitting at home staring at the ceiling.

    Enjoy life a little.
    As Roberts Plant so famously asked:

    "Does anybody remember laughter?"

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