For far too long the Main Stream Media has smugly assumed they had all print and broadcast news sewn up neatly in their Lefty pockets.

But for the past week rumor that the Koch brothers are taking a long look at buying Tribune Company has spread like wild fire in a pine-beetle ravaged forest.
Media Matters Joe Strupp writes that the scary idea of the brothers buying Tribune is:

…sparking concerns from newspaper staff members that attempts to influence the editorial process in favor of their far-right political views may follow.

Among those concerned is Clarence Page, a top Chicago Tribune columnist, who said he would oppose a takeover of the paper by David and Charles Koch because of “the fact that they seem to be coming in upfront with the idea of using a major news media as a vehicle for their political voice.

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