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The Colin McEnroe Show
Fri May 3, 2013
The Nose: Koch Brothers Eye Tribune's Newspapers, UConn Student Gets Attacked Online
It has been widely reported -- but not heavily discussed -- that Charles and David Koch are the leading suitors to buy the eight newspapers belonging to the Tribune Company. One of those eight newspapers is the Hartford Courant.
The Kochs are fabulously rich and deeply conservative. One of their big complaints is that mainstream media does not adequately represent the views of people like them. So what would happen if the Kochs took the Courant? Maybe not much. We're going to discuss that today. In other news, Governor Malloy has struggled to shake off charges from a political rival that he wrongly accepted a free trip to the Washington Correspondents Dinner from People magazine. And a UConn senior published an essay about the university's new "visual identity program" and found herself in the middle of a ruthless media storm. You can join the conversation. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Tweet us @wnprcolin.