A group of approximately 20 demonstrators Wednesday protested the potential sale of all or some of the Tribune Company to the Koch brothers, Charles, 77, and David, 72, the billionaire industrialists and supporters of conservative causes.
to protesters, if the Kansas-native Koch brothers were to own the
Chicago-based multimedia corporation, right-wing propaganda will be
pushed through mainstream media.
Activists protested outside of
the Tribune Tower, at 435 North Michigan Ave., and attempted to deliver a
letter to Bruce Karsh, chairman of the board for the Tribune Company,
asking him to intervene on the potential sale. Karsh is also the owner
of Oaktree Capital Management LP, the Tribune Company’s largest shareholder.
need independent, objective, daily journalism that they can trust—not
libertarian propaganda,” the letter addressed to Karsh, who was elected
chairman in January, reads. Read more »