Promoting his politically-themed upcoming movie The Campaign, actor and comedian Zach Galifianakis took told the New York Daily News that he found the libertarian industrialists Charles and David Koch “creepy.” Galifianakis went on to echo how the brothers are portrayed in the film’s script, that the billionaire financial supporters of conservative and libertarian causes are damaging democracy.
To emphasize money’s influence, [his new film The Campaign] also features Dan Aykroyd and John Lithgow as the Motch brothers, billionaire benefactors intent on manipulating the political process to increase their wealth.
“I think it is pretty obvious that the Motch brothers represent the Koch brothers,” says Galifianakis, referring to the industrialists known for supporting conservative advocacy groups. “I disagree with everything they do. They are creepy and there is no way around that. It’s not freedom what they are doing.”
A description of the “Motch brothers” in Variety magazine described them as “a pair of powerful millionaires looking to rig the election so they can ‘insource’ cheap Chinese labor to the district.”
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