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Will the Koch Brothers Buy the LA Times?


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Koch Industries Executive Vice President David H. Koch.
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Koch Industries Executive Vice President David H. Koch.

Conservative businessmen Charles and David Koch are considering a bid to buy the Tribune Company's eight regional newspapers, including The Los Angeles Times. Liberal website the Daily Kos and progressive advocacy group Courage Campaign have collected thousands of signatures protesting the move. We discuss Koch Industries' bid, and explore how it fits in with the companies' libertarian political agenda.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Alan Mutter, media consultant, former editor of The San Francisco Chronicle and blogger at Reflections of a Newsosaur
  • Hillel Aron, reporter for the LA Weekly

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