Once again, Forbes has published outright falsehoods about Koch. This week one of their contributors wrote that Charles Koch and David Koch are “professed Catholics…who operate many coal burning [power] plants.” Although private about their religious beliefs, neither Charles Koch nor David Koch are members of the Catholic church, let alone “profess” it. Also, Koch Industries is not in the business of power generation and neither operates nor has ownership in any power facilities, coal-burning or otherwise.
Sadly, this sort of brazen dishonesty and slipshod reporting has become a regular practice for Forbes writers, as we have documented on numerous occasions. Indeed just a few days ago another contributor wrote erroneously that a Wisconsin high school marching band had played a pro-union song in the Rose Bowl parade — and he incredibly contorted that mistake to make a disparagement that Koch is somehow manipulating the Wisconsin governor.
We have brought this troubling pattern of irresponsibility to the attention of senior Forbes editors. Their assurances that they would take more care with accuracy ring hollow in light of the repeated falsehood they continue to publish.