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I buried my most important point from this morning’s post deep in the body of an 1800 word monster. So I’m reposting it here. No mainstreamers covering the Ian Murphy/”David Koch”-Scott Walker prank phone call are discussing the most important exchange of the whole call. Just as I know that hardly anyone will read my 1,800 word piece, mainstreamers know that nobody will listen through 20 minutes of a prank phone call.
The premise is that Scott Walker is in the pocket of nebulous, cabalistic billionaires Charles and David Koch. Anti-Walkerites believe that Walker is only trying to bust public unions because he cares about pleasing his benefactors and reaping money for corporations. That’s the entire claim made by Ian Murphy and the Lamestreamers who’ve started patting him on the head for his “scoop”. So if we can show something the proves that Walker isn’t in it for those reasons, the entire leftist-progressive argument is weightless.
Murphy, at his website, “blah’d” over an important part of the exchange – the most important part, which I’ve replaced here:
Scott Walker: Thanks for all the support in helping us move the cause forward. We appreciate it, and we’re doing the just and right thing for the right reasons and it’s all about getting our freedom back.
David Koch (Ian Murphy): Absolutely. And you know we have a bit of a vested interest as well. Ha!
Walker (the part Murphy “blah’d” over): Well that’s just it. We’re going to get the world moving here because it’s the right thing to do.
This exchange seems to exonerate Walker by showing that he is sticking to principle rather than profit motive or power for their own sake. It shows that Ian Murphy tried really hard to goad Walker into saying something damning but failed miserably.
Further, as commenter Nick points out, this incident is being characterized with headlines such as “Scott Walker Punk’d” – a reference to an MTV show in which Ashton Kutcher would prank his celebrity friends. But the most entertaining part of Punk’d was the part where Ashton Kutcher would come out from behind the curtain to reveal the ruse. As Nick says, Murphy is a hack. This prank would have been much more interesting and opened up the floor for flubbing and embarrassment of Gov. Walker if Murphy would have outed the prank at the end of the call.