A few months ago, the studio that produced the recent “guerrila” documentary on the Koch brothers, Brave New Films, sent a camera crew to the John Locke Foundation offices. Their target was Americans for Prosperity, who have offices in our building, but they got me instead. I am sure that they were disappointed.
I stood in our lobby and answered questions for about 15 minutes. I hoped that my thoughtful remarks about educational research and student performance would make it into the film. Nope. The interviewer was not interested in (or knew a lot about) these issues. Rather, he revisited questions about Americans for Prosperity and the Koch brothers a number of times. I politely directed them to discuss those issues with Dallas Woodhouse.
After I viewed the film, I understood that they were not interested in a fair and balanced debate about the issues. They simply wanted to demonize the Koch brothers, Americans for Prosperity, and select members of the Wake County school board.