In tonight's episode of the new HBO series, The Newsroom, the Koch brothers were front and center.
The show is written from an insanely leftist pro-government interventionist point of view and this episode focused on the Tea Party. Rand Paul and his brief controversy over comments he made about restaurants and private property versus the civil rights act, gets a brief 10-second mention.
But the serious focus is on the Koch brothers. Charles Koch and David Koch are both mentioned by name. It is implied (probably accurately) that the Koch brothers control the Tea Party. A full 15% to 20% of the episode has the Koch brothers being discussed.
Jane Fonda makes her debut on the show as the power (controlling stockholder?) behind the news outfit featured in the series and in this episode she is concerned about the news team going after the Koch brothers. Her memorable line comes when discussing the brothers, where she states that they "will drop a Brinks truck on you" if you become a problem.
The show also mentions that the brothers can buy George Soros many times over.
Will the mainstream be diverted to the idea that the battle is between leftist interventionists and the Koch Brothers/ interventionists and that this is the full spectrum of views on politics and government?