Charles Koch Attempts an Apology Tour After He and His Father Financed a Political Hate Machine for Six Decades

by Pam Martens and Russ Martens
Wall Street on Parade

Fossil fuels billionaire Charles Koch, the invisible hand behind the worst instincts of the Trump administration, has launched more deception with an apology tour, a new book and interviews last week with the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal. But the folks who know Koch best are having none of it.

Jane Mayer, author of the 500-page Koch history tome, Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, fired back on Twitter with this: “Oops says Billionaire Political Donor Charles Koch in new book. He now regrets corrupting American democracy, along with the planet.”

Medhi Hasan, British-American political journalist on Peacock’s news channel, had an even harsher assessment:

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