In case you haven’t heard, the LA Times and other Tribune Company properties are on the auction block and Koch Industries, the privately held company owned by Charles and David Koch, is a potential bidder. But the thought of the Times being in the hands of conservatives is more than some liberals can tolerate.
Protesters gathered outside of the Times building this week to speak out against Koch brothers’ potential purchase and Reason TV was on the scene to find out why:
Answers ranged from a fear of the Los Angeles Times being transformed into a right-wing propaganda machine to a general distrust of billionaires and/or large corporations owning media companies (despite the fact that the Tribune Company is, of course, a large corporation, and billionaires besides the Kochs are interested in the purchase).
Take a moment to bask in the “tolerance”: