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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Stop The Baltimore Sun from being sold to the Koch brothers

The Koch brothers are the right-wing oil and gas billionaire duo infamous for funding the Tea Party. Now they want to buy their own media empire to spread their extreme views—including the Baltimore Sun and its parent, the Tribune Company. 

The Kochs have spent their fortune funding anti-worker candidates like Scott Walker, right-wing lobbying groups like ALEC and climate-change denying 'think tanks.' They even warned tens of thousands of their employees that there would be "consequences" if they didn't vote for Republicans. Not exactly the kind of guys I want running the most respected newspaper in Maryland. Isn't one Rupert Murdoch enough? 
The Baltimore Sun is a valuable source of honest journalism. We can't let it turn into a right-wing mouthpiece. 
That's why I started a petition to Tribune Company CEO Peter Liguori, which says:
Don't sell the Baltimore Sun to the union-busting, election-buying, climate-change-denying Tea Party-funding Koch brothers. 
–Mat Hanson
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