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REPORT: Koch Brothers Looking to Purchase Several Major American Newspapers

Igor Volsky
Think Progress / News Report
Published: Wednesday 13 March 2013
“As an entrepreneurial company with 60,000 employees around the world, we are constantly exploring profitable opportunities in many industries and sectors. So, it is natural that our name would come up in connection with this rumor.”
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Right-wing funders and business industrialists David and Charles Koch may purchase the Tribune Company newspapers, which include the Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, and the Los Angeles Times. The brothers are “interested in the clout they could gain through the Times’ editorial pages,” the Hollywood Reporter notes. Responding to the report, a spokesperson for Koch told the website that the brothers are “constantly exploring profitable opportunities in many industries and sectors”:

Missy Cohlmia, a spokeswoman for Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC, issued the following statement to THR: “As an entrepreneurial company with 60,000 employees around the world, we are constantly exploring profitable opportunities in many industries and sectors. So, it is natural that our name would come up in connection with this rumor. We respect the independence of the journalistic institutions referenced in today’s news stories, but it is our long-standing policy not to comment on deals or rumors of deals we may or may not be exploring. ”

The Los Angeles Weekly was the first to report that the Kochs could be mulling the purchase of the newspaper assets, which make up $623 million of the company’s $7 billion holdings.

The Koch brothers own Koch Industries, the second-largest private company in America, and bankroll a network of Tea Party groups and Republican political war chests.

In 2012, the brothers spent millions to defeat President Obama and even sent mailers to employees urging them to support Mitt Romney and other conservative candidates.



The problem with the USA and

The problem with the USA and the world is it's filled with stupid people.
There is a technology 6 thousand years old that will fix this problem it is called
TM
see

http://www.tm.org/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfIqvZLIZz8

study everything on this site - watch all the videos
cough up the money to learn TM properly & sit twice a day in silence for 20 minutes
nature will come to save us
Eat only organic food. Preferably food you have grown yourself.
If you live in the USA travel to Fairfield Iowa - see their plans
for the future of our dear world ... the light glows bright there.
Good luck !

William Randolph Hearst is

William Randolph Hearst is alive and well and his yellow journalism is about to take off again.

The sellers make me sick

The sellers make me sick too....is EVERYTHING ALL ABOUT PROFIT? my dad, a pow would never recognize this s@&$tstorm of a country

The kochs and their ilk are

The kochs and their ilk are classic fascists. (Sorry all you tea baggers... it's nothing like the "fascist" you continue to try to make Obama out to be. Oh! Sorry.... You meant Stalinist, didn't you. My bad). They talk like fascists and their policies are pretty much transparently fascist.

My father fought a war in Europe to stop fascism there and it seems to have worked. Now, how do we go about ending it here? I'm leaning toward the idea of taxing them out of existence.... a 100% personal income tax on earnings, from whatever source, over about $4.5M. I think that is more than generous. Oh?! And they get to keep their heads connected to their body. The French Revolution makes more sense every day.

The Koch brothers are Fascist

The Koch brothers are Fascist Dictators who wish to spread the same nazi power as Adolph did in Germany. We will only know the news their decide. After all, their father was in favor of Hitler's doctrine in 1933.

The Koch brothers are Fascist

The Koch brothers are Fascist Dictators who wish to spread the same nazi power as Adolph did in Germany. We will only know the news their decide. After all, their father was in favor of Hitler's doctrine in 1933.

Well, I wish them all the

Well, I wish them all the luck in the world.

All the luck that Rupert had with News of the World, that is.

I can't imagine that David H. and Charles de Ganahl Koch will be any more ethical than he is.

They say they want the

They say they want the "clout" of the editorial pages - that's exactly it, they plan to clout dissenters into submission, by denying them media access.

These later versions of

These later versions of "Trading Place's" Mortimer and Randolph won't be happy until they turn us all into early Billy Ray Valentine.

Nailed it!

Nailed it!

If you are in New York City,

If you are in New York City, Thursday, March 14, 2013 there is a free event
"KochBusting: Ending the Evil - An Evening to Expose and Oppose the Koch Brothers" with panelists Lee Fang, Lisa Graves, and John Nichols. Moderated by Laura Flanders at the All Souls Unitarian Church, 1157 Lexington Avenue and 80th Street, NYC. It is free and open to public. Further info: 212-552-2619

Getting rid of the Koch's and

Getting rid of the Koch's and diminishing their inflictions is just a matter of waiting for nature to take it's course. They're both old and look it, and even with their billions, they can only buy a day or two more than most. So it's just a matter of damage control until then. then, once the head of the serpent has been loped off, the rest of its body will be easier to destroy.

With their riches they will

With their riches they will live for decades to come. Like Cheney they will use their ill-gotten gains to buy new parts as the old ones wear out.

Sadly, they are not the only

Sadly, they are not the only powerful,wealthy, greedy CEO's in this Country.
This is one of the scariest stories I have read recently because I honestly believe whoever controls the message, chooses the stories to push and frames the debates WILL control the people. Goebbels did this exact thing in Germany. He had a 3 step recipe
1. Always have an enemy (Govt, Obama, illegals, Muslims etc etc)
2. Always be the Uber Patriot (see Fox news, Names of their sites, Tea Party Patriots etc)
3.Always be able to repeat and repeat and repeat your message until it become the "truth" (see talk radio post Fairness Doctrine, see Murdoch's of the world and NOW POSSIBLY the Koch newspapers

Lynne, you are spot on. They

Lynne, you are spot on.

They (the righties) already so thoroughly control the media that it has hampered our nearly every effort to bring truth to the public.

They have not only adopted Goebbel's strategy, but they are actual Nazis in every way except for wearing the uniform.

They hate us for our freedom (s).

The only problem with that is

The only problem with that is by then they will have laid a hundred million Koch Roach eggs. And we know how fast this ignorance breeds. If we exterminate ignorance the Kock Roaches can't breed.

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