On Monday, another Left-wing fever-swamp conspiracy died a quiet death.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Koch Industries, the company that bears the name of the two brothers hated most by the Left, slapped down rumors they wanted to purchase any of the 37 publicly owned power plants up for sale in Wisconsin. A spokeswoman for Koch Industries said:

"Koch Industries had no interest in Wisconsin's publicly owned power plants when this issue came up in 2011, and we continue to have absolutely no interest. As was the case when this false storyline emerged in 2011, the plants are obsolete and do not in any way fit Koch companies' current operations or business plans moving forward."

So who is eating crow today? Let's take a look at who was peddling the Koch Brothers-Power Plants conspiracy theory the last couple years. In a March 2011 article in The Nation magazine, John Nichols wrote:

"Walker's debt to the Koch brothers, whose PAC donated $43,000 to his campaign, was highlighted in the governor's budget repair bill - which in addition to attacking unions outlined a plan to restructure state government so Walker could sell off power plants in no-bid deals to firms like Koch Industries…"

And in February 2011, Lisa Graves of the Left-wing Center for Media and Democracy fed the fever-swamp with this conspiratorial speculation:

"It's curious that the Kochs have apparently expanded their lobbying presence just as Walker was sworn into office and immediately before a budget was unveiled that would allow the executive branch unilateral power to sell off public utilities in this state in no-bid contracts."

But of course, none of this turned out to be true. And another liberal conspiracy theory dies with a whimper and not a bang. 

Then again, don't expect the Left to let reality get in the way of their talking points.