Tag Archives: Tribune Company

LAUNCHED: Crowd-Sourcing Ploy To Outbid Koch Brothers For Tribune Papers

Mediaite reports: In an attempt to make sure neither the Koch brothers nor Rupert Murdoch obtain ownership of the Tribune Company and its major assets like the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times, a liberal group has started a crowd-funding campaign to raise enough money to outbid both potential buyers and, in their belief, “take back the media.” “The …

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Koch Brothers May Buy Tribune Company

The multi-billionaire Koch Brothers are reportedly considering purchasing the Tribune Company, which owns eighteen daily newspapers including the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune. Acccording to one report, the buy is being orchestrated by hotel magnate Doug Manchester, the infamous backer of Proposition 8 who later bought San Diego’s Union-Tribune. Melissa Cohlmia, a spokeswoman for Koch Companies Public Sector, …

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Chicago Tribune: Marriage Is Unstoppable

From an editorial by the Chicago Tribune: Increasingly, the public understands that letting same-sex couples marry does no harm to the civil institution of marriage, but promotes family stability, rewards loving commitment, and safeguards the interests of children. Advocates also got a big boost in May, when President Barack Obama endorsed the idea. At the time, Ralph Reed of the …

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Print Media Death Watch

First we hear that the New York Times has mortgaged their brand new midtown skyscraper and may have to sell it, and now comes word that the Tribune Company has filed for bankruptcy. The company that owns the Los Angeles Times, KTLA Channel 5 and the Chicago Tribune filed for bankruptcy protection today, seeking relief from $12 billion in debt …

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