Amy Goodman Confronted David Koch At The Republican Convention

Last week the Democracy Now host came oh-so-close to getting an actual answer from one of the reclusive Koch brothers, before, in a moment ripe with metaphor, subservient Republican delegates formed a defensive moat around him:

When conservative billionaire David Koch sat down as a member of the New York delegation Thursday night on the floor of the Republican National Convention, Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman attempted to ask him one question: “Mr. Koch, do you think unchecked concentration of wealth will undermine democracy?”

While Koch started to answer, the delegates and security around him stood up, one by one, creating a human wall between them. One of those who stood up was Ed Cox, chair of the Republican Party of New York and the son-in-law of President Richard Nixon. Eventually, Goodman was asked to leave due to “security issues.”

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  • Nunzio X

    Amy Goodman is a national treasure.

    The Koch brothers are just a couple of dicks, and their sycophants are a bunch of Koch-suckers.

    Imagine that—-forming a human shield to protect Koch from petite little Amy Goodman.

    What a bunch of chickenshit motherfuckers.

  • Monkey See Monkey Do

    It’s not like she’s Luke Rudkowski and is gonna question him about bohemian grove and child sacrifice or something like that. He’s doing nothing for his image when he gets a human shield to prevent serious journalists from questioning him, got somethin to hide Koch?

    • zombieslapper

       I was JUST going to draw that comparison.

  • Anarchy Pony

    “Democracy is what we say it is, you little tart!” 
    That’s what I think he said.

  • Will

    It’s strange when other Republicans are scared of what their major (neo con) sponsor might say!

  • rtb61

    The Republicans could not have provided a more succinct answer. Any attempt to question or in any way discomfort our fiscal supporters will be met by an implied threat of force and ejection from where ever they have control.

  • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

    >  “Mr. Koch, do you think unchecked concentration of wealth will undermine democracy?”

    it’s small point, but worth noting anyway
    Der Homeland is not a democracy and has never been one
    it’s a republic and there’s a big friggin difference

    democracy is pure mob rule
    a republic at least give average people a chance
    but in the long run
    every republic becomes a dictatorship
    just like the Roman Republic & the Land of the Free

    • razzlebathbone

      Of course there has never been a “pure” democracy. Democracy is a trait that has been applied to many forms of government.

      The only reason anyone ever points out the difference between a republic and this imaginary form of government called “A democracy” (as opposed to a democratic fill-in-the-blank) is to attack the idea of democracy itself.

      • http://buzzcoastin.posterous.com BuzzCoastin

        it’s imprecise language
        that creates the psyop
        like calling Der Homeland
        The Land of the Free

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  • 6Blackie6

    It’s a security issue. Yeah right. Big bad business is hiding from a small lady with a microphone!

  • Jtsixstring

    Hmm a human shield where have we seen that before ???

  • Ted Heistman

    I don’t think this type of thing should shock anyone at this point. Its just a case of dropping the ruse of democracy  for a brief instant.

  • Kurt the Turk

    And Democracy Now’s producer asked questions to Casino Magnate Sheldon Adelson who pleged 100 million to the Republicans…then got his camera tossed on the ground by Adelson’s daughter.

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