The rightwing Koch Bros are trying to buy Tribune:
Charles and David Koch are very major players in the Tribune Company's sale of some of the biggest newspapers in the country, including the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune, and according to a new report, they have debated using the media to spread their political message.http://news.yahoo.com/...
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The New York Times' Amy Chozick reports that Koch Industries is, in fact, exploring a deal with the Tribune Compnay to buy their package regional of newspapers, including The Los Angeles Times, the Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, The Orlando Sentinel and The Hartford Courant. We first heard about the Kochs potentially buying the papers back in March when L.A. Weekly originally reported their interest.
But there's some good news, there's another bidder.
Unfortunately, that bidder is Rupert Murdoch.
It really is very scary how centralized everything is getting again in terms of media, it's a lot like the time when TV was God, and there were only three networks. Now though there are lots of media names -- but they're all controlled by three people.