Watch Larry Wilmore Explain How You Can’t Escape the Koch Brothers

After learning that the Koch brothers and their allies plan on spending a whopping $889 million on 2016 elections, Larry Wilmore took to his TV show Wednesday evening to announce his intention to boycott all Koch Industries products.

“I’m sorry, I can’t get behind these guys,” Wilmore explained. “This just doesn’t smell right to me. So what do they make again?”

But after learning that the answer is virtually everything from Dixie cups to greeting cards to Lycra, the Nightly Show host realized that any attempt to free himself from the Koch web of influence was doomed. Wilmore then reminded viewers that it’s not just the Koch brothers who dole out millions to score political advantages, pointing out Michael Bloomberg and George Soros as similar examples. (It’s true that there are big money liberal donors but their networks pale in comparison to the on the Koch brothers maintain.)

“It’s called dark money. Keeping with the white privilege convention of saying that everything bad is dark.”

 
 
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