Koch versus Galifianakis

“The Campaign,” the new political comedy starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, features two billionaire siblings played by Dan Aykroyd and John Lithgow. Galifianakis told the New York Daily News it was “pretty obvious that the Motch brothers represent the Koch brothers,” and that “I disagree with everything they do. They are creepy and there is no way around that. It’s not freedom what they are doing.” Which brought this response from Koch Companies Public Sector’s Philip Ellender: “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,” referring to a scene from “The Hangover Part II.” Ellender added: “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.”