Filmmaker Robert Greenwald joins Cenk for the first of three segments on “Koch Brothers Exposed,” a new documentary from the Brave New Foundation. Koch Industries’ support of think tanks such as the Heritage Foundation and Cato Institute create a layer of support for the echo chamber’s right-wing talking points.
“I think a lot of people has this misconception, ‘These are really smart people — they’re at a think tank! They must be thinking all day long!’” An attack on Social Security has been very successfully waged using exactly this strategy. Greenwald says, “Here’s an incredible program run by the government, literally saving people’s lives…and they want to undercut that program.”