Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Nothing To See Here: Koch brothers drive climate change (Updated)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says the Koch brothers cause much of global climate change.

Via Politico:
“While the Koch brothers admit to not being experts on the matter, these billionaire oil tycoons are certainly experts at contributing to climate change. That’s what they do very well. They are one of the main causes of this. Not a cause, one of the main causes,” Reid said.
 That's not really something that needs fact checking, is it?  It's only the Senate majority leader.

Nothing to see here.  Move along.

Update 5/8/2014

The Washington Post Fact Checker hit this topic today, giving Reid three "Pinocchios."  PolitiFact still hasn't weighed in.

Jeff Adds (5/8/2014):

Andrew Stiles of the Washington Free Beacon helpfully performs the fact check that Angie Holan is apparently too busy to do:
The multizillionaire Koch brothers

False. “Zillion” is not a real number.

The two richest people in the world

Nope. According to Forbes, the two richest people in the world are Democratic donor Bill Gates, and New York Times investor Carlos Slim.

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