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Are the Koch Brothers Trying to Buy the Los Angeles Times?

6 years ago by Hillel Aron
Update: The Koch Brothers respond, sort of. See next page. See also: Who Will Buy the Los Angeles Times?The latest rumor about the next owner of the L.A. Times, which is for sale, is a doozy. A bombshell. It's a doozy wrapped in a bombshell exploding inside a Drudge siren. Multiple...

Koch Brothers Don't Want The Los Angeles Times

6 years ago by Dennis Romero
The conservative Kansas brothers who sunk billions into the effort to defeat President Barack Obama's reelection run have apparently pulled out of the running to own the Los Angeles Times. For many in ultra-liberal L.A., ownership of the paper by Charles and David Koch would have been a fate worse...

Koch Brothers' Interest in Los Angeles Times Met With DTLA Rally

6 years ago by Dennis Romero
People are starving on Skid Row, children go without parents in South L.A., and immigrants will work for practically nothing in this town. But a couple of rich conservatives threaten to buy the Los Angeles Times and -- whoa! -- opponents will hit the streets like anarchists in Seattle:...

Unions Rally to Block Koch Brothers' L.A. Times Purchase

6 years ago by LA Weekly
By Nanette Gonzalez and Sarah Fenske In just two short months, Charles and David Koch's dreams of purchasing the L.A. Times have gone from a well-sourced rumor, first reported on this blog, to the catalyst for outraged essays in newspapers across the country to a protest song by none less...

Battle in Rancho Mirage: Progressive Activists Aim to 'Uncloak' Billionaire Koch Brothers

8 years ago by Patrick Range McDonald
Charles and David Koch, the billionaire brothers who helped bring you the Tea Party and Proposition 23, are convening with other super wealthy Republicans for what was supposed to be a secretive meeting in Rancho Mirage near Palm Springs this weekend. They were going to chat among themselves about the...

Supper Is Not a Play About the Koch Brothers (But, C'mon, It Kind of Is)

2 years ago by Deborah Klugman
In the program notes for Supper, Phinneas Kiyomura remarks that his play about four right-wing billionaire brothers is not about the Koch brothers. But you could have fooled me. A number of writers, including Daniel Schulman in both the biography Sons of Wichita and a May 2014 Vanity Fair article, have written...

Koch Brothers Adopt Ayn Rand Stance: "Protests Against Buying the L.A. Times Bore Us"

6 years ago by Jill Stewart
Yesterday, a Wall Street Journal piece touched on whether the Koch Brothers might buy the Los Angeles Times. Today the brothers released a statement -- OK, a lecture -- straight from the pages of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. They want you to know that they don't give a rip about...

Congressional Candidate Katie Hill Is Campaigning on Decency, Accountability, Transparency

7 months ago by Brett Callwood
On Nov. 6, Democrat Katie Hill will face off against two-term Republican incumbent Steve Knight for a seat in the 25th U.S. Congressional District. At press time, the race is neck and neck, with current polls showing Hill to be slightly ahead but well within the margin of error. But the former executive director of PATH, the nonprofit that advocates for people experiencing homelessness, is feeling confident.

Will Bundling of L.A. Times and Sister Papers Fend Off Koch Bros.?

6 years ago by Dennis Romero
See also: Are the Koch Brothers Trying to Buy the Los Angeles Times? The Los Angeles Times would be a money maker if it wasn't shackled to Sam Zell's disastrous scheme to find synergy with television properties while taking on mad debt. That era is over now. And today the...


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