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Ok, folks we’re on rumor control once again! The latest drama spreading like wildfire on the internet involves Trayvon Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman.

Apparently, a rumor is spreading that Koch Industries, a paper manufacturer headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, is paying for Zimmerman’s legal defense, check out the false report below…

In the wake of the killing of Trayvon Martin … The company Koch which manufactures paper products is paying for Zimmerman’s legal fees because they feel he had legal right to bare arms and shoot Trayvon we are asking that people everywhere ban together with us and pass this information on and not purchase any of the following items because your money will be paying for Zimmermans lawyer fees.

Please do not purchase any of the following items:

Angel soft toilet paper

Brawny paper towel

Dixie plates,bowls napkins cups

Marci gras napkins and towels

Quilted northern toilet paper

Soft and gentile toilet paper

Sparkle napkins

Vanity fair napkins

Zero napkins

This is NOT true! Koch Industries have denied any involvement or connection to Zimmerman. They released this statement

Contrary to an irresponsible rumor that began circulating online on April 18, Koch has no involvement whatsoever with the defense of George Zimmerman, the defendant in the Trayvon Martin case.

The exact origin of that rumor remains to be seen but similar falsehoods made by partisan activists in recent days have intentionally sown confusion about Koch. On March 23, Democratic party operative Karen Finney wrongly accused Koch of a connection with the tragic circumstances surrounding the Trayvon Martin matter. We provided MSNBC with a formal statement and demonstrable proof that Ms. Finney was deceiving viewers — and yet the network refuses to air those remarks or post them online.

Just days later, former White House aide Van Jones appeared on MSNBC and remarked, “You’ve got all of the passion around Trayvon and what a horrible injustice that was and you can draw a direct line to the Koch brothers.” We confronted the network about that lie as well and again they refused to air our statement.

Despite MSNBC’s appalling disregard for basic journalism standards, we will continue to set the record straight on this issue as often as necessary.

Once again, misinformation gets out there and folks just believe it as fact without doing the research.

via BlackMediaScoop

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