On the heels of a New Yorker piece on the controversial billionaire Koch brothers, Workshop Executive Editor Charles Lewis will be on Democracy Now! speaking money and politics.
Lewis is quoted in this week's New Yorker in a piece delving into the lives and influence of the libertarian industrialists. Journalist Jane Mayer looks at the Koch brothers influence and support of the rampant Tea Party movement sweeping the country.
Mayer writes that "In Washington, Koch is best known as part of a family that has repeatedly funded stealth attacks on the federal government, and on the Obama Administration in particular."
Lewis is quoted as saying, "The Kochs are on a whole different level. There’s no one else who has spent this much money. The sheer dimension of it is what sets them apart. They have a pattern of lawbreaking, political manipulation, and obfuscation. I’ve been in Washington since Watergate, and I’ve never seen anything like it. They are the Standard Oil of our times."
Lewis will be speaking in-depth tomorrow, shortly after 8 a.m. about money and politics with Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!