ADVERTISEMENT

Matthews: Charles Koch Is Illiterate, Did Not Write WSJ Op-Ed

'He pays for it as if he's literate'

• April 3, 2014 7:55 pm

SHARE

MSNBC host Chris Matthews alleged without evidence Charles Koch's Wall Street Journal op-ed was ghost written Thursday on Hardball.

Matthews also bizarrely cast doubt on Charles Koch's literacy.

"He pays for it as if he is literate. I would like to put that guy in a room for an hour and see if he could actually write an op-ed piece," Matthews said.

Charles Koch has published several works, including the textbook Market Based Management and his personal manifesto The Science of Success. 

The latter book details Charles Koch's integration of Market Based Management principles which he used to turn Koch Industries into the world's largest privately held company.

Koch also received a bachelor's degree in general engineering and two masters degrees in mechanical and chemical engineering from MIT.

The Washington Free Beacon has not confirmed if mastery of written language was necessary for any of those accomplishments.

Full remarks:

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Just to put the whole joke in context. Here we have The Wall Street Journal owned by Rupert Murdoch, Mr. Republican. Here we have a full page op-ed piece, practically, half the page comes out after the Court decision, ghost written for Charles Koch rather. Who knows who writes this stuff for him. He pays for it as if he is literate. I would like to put that guy in a room for an hour and see if he could actually write an op-ed piece.

Published under: Chris Matthews, Koch Brothers