Editor Ian Murphy Masquerading as David Koch Prank Calls Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

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Update from Huffington Post 2:28pm: Buffalo Beast Website Goes Down Following Walker, Koch Prank Call. But you can listen to the prank call here or watch the 2 part video below.


Blogger Pranks Wisconsin Gov
Daily Beast
February 23, 2011

Wisconsin’s public workers are still deadlocked in a fierce battle with Gov. Scott Walker, but one blogger has his number—literally and figuratively. Ian Murphy, a writer for the Buffalo Beast, says he posed as businessman David Koch, a major funder of conservative and libertarian causes, and managed to get through to Walker, engaging him in-and recording-a somewhat embarrassing conversation. The ersatz Koch offers favors, draws Walker into an objectifying remark about MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski, and gets him to tip his hand on a procedural trick to draw Democratic senators back to the state after fleeing to Illinois. Walker’s office confirmed the recordings are genuine on Wednesday. Read it at Buffalo Beast.

Here’s video in two parts of the phone call:

Koch Whore: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, part 1

Koch Whore: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, part 2

image: dailynews-update.net

Additional links:

  • Scott Walker Gets Punked By Journalist Pretending To Be David Koch, Huffington Post, February 23, 2011
  • Governor Walker’s office confirms prank Koch call, Washington Post, February 23, 2011