Charles Elson Roemer, III

Review: 'Citizen Koch' is pure advocacy documentary

Review: 'Citizen Koch' is pure advocacy documentary

A lathering place for liberals, the money-in-politics documentary "Citizen Koch" arrives in theaters already juiced by conspiracy-minded controversy: a slated PBS airing that was pulled, many believe, because of skittishness over upsetting one of the movie's shadow villains, billionaire industrialist and public broadcasting donor David Koch.

The rise of money men like Koch and his brother Charles in the wake of the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling is the focus of Carl Deal's and Tia Lessin's film. Specific attention goes to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's aggressive public union-busting efforts after winning election in 2010, widely analyzed as doing the bidding of...

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