Take Two for May 9, 2013

Lawmakers and unions speak out against Koch brothers' interest in LA Times

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David Koch, executive vice president of Koch Industries, attends a meeting of the Economic Club of New York on April 11, 2011.

Imagine that the Los Angeles Times is owned by the famously wealthy, and very conservative, Koch brothers. Rumors of their interest in buying not just the Times, but the parent Tribune Company, have been roiling for weeks.

Now, a coalition of labor groups has sent a letter to the current owners, asking it not to sell the newspaper company to the Kochs, and some prominent state lawmakers are also warning it would be a mistake.

Andrew Beaujon covers media for Poynter Online. He joins the show with more on what a possible sale to the Koch brothers would mean to southern California's largest newspaper. 


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