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Koch Brothers eyeing Tribune company

Word has circulated since at least March that the libertarian leaning, Tea Party backing Koch brothers wanted to buy the Tribune Company, the struggling newspaper outfit that owns the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and several regional papers. The New York Times reports today that gaining influence in the media is part of the brothers "three-pronged, 10-year strategy to shift the country toward a smaller government with less regulation and taxes." The other two prongs are "educating grass-roots activists and influencing politics."

The Times reports:

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