Government, unions oppose newspaper sale to Koch brothers on political grounds

And speaking of slow learners…conservative (in this case libertarian) money people should’ve started buying media operations in the 1980s. Why do you think we have a nation of low information voters? From the L.A. Times via GOPUSA:

California legislative leaders and 10 public employee unions announced opposition Wednesday to any sale of the Los Angeles Times and other Tribune Co. newspapers to a pair of wealthy brothers who fund conservative causes.

In a letter dated Tuesday to Bruce Karsh, president of Oaktree Capital Management, the largest shareholder in Tribune Co., and chairman of its board of directors, the unions said David and Charles Koch are “anti-labor, anti-environment, anti-public education and anti-immigrant.”

The unions noted that some Oaktree assets come from public pension funds and warned that a sale to the Koch brothers “would be adverse to the retirement security of public employees whose pension funds you are responsible for managing and investing.”

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