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    Koch News Is Bad News for Chicago

    The Koch brothers may be on the verge of destroying the Chicago Tribune.

    The billionaire brothers reportedly want to buy the eight Tribune Company newspapers and use these outlets to promote their extreme political agenda. This means turning the Chicago Tribune into a platform for Koch Industries at the expense of everyday Chicagoans.

    The Koch brothers have repeatedly misled the public on a range of social, economic and political issues. They don't care one bit about journalism or the Chicago community.

    Still, the Tribune Company is reportedly taking the Koch bid for its newspapers very seriously.

    We can't let the Kochs win this one. The Tribune Company needs to hear from the people of Chicago and beyond.

    Take action. Tell the Tribune Company: Don't sell the Chicago Tribune to the Koch brothers — or anyone who would put ideology before fair, objective and hard-hitting journalism. We'll deliver your message to Tribune Company executives before it's too late.

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    • The Chicago Tribune will continue to produce investigative journalism that has consistently resulted in major, positive changes across a broad spectrum, most notably in governmental and legislative arenas

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    • Fair, objective news reporting for which the Koch brothers as possible owners of the Tribune are incapable of delivering. Consider my subscriptions cancelled if that horror happens.

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    • Journalism is a public trust. The Koch brothers have demonstrated that they are not concerned with the needs of the public and that they cannot be trusted.

      Ann from Chicago, IL

    • My husband, his parents and I have been subscribing to the Tribune's print copy for years. The moment I learn if it has been purchased by the Koch Brothers, those subscriptions will end and I'll advise all the rest of my friends/families to discontinue their subscriptions to the newspaper.

      Irene from Wheaton, IL

    • We do not need to hear the ranting of the Oligarchy outside of their County Club.

      Franklin from Plainfield, IL

    • I want a local paper, that's it. One owned, run, and read bby locals. A local perspective, with local integrity.

      Andrew from Mundelein, IL

    • Go ahead and sell to whomever you choose. It's your newspaper, after all.

      Dave from Antioch, IL

    • Chicago needs a newspaper with integrity. Don't sell us short.

      Diane from Chicago, IL

    • The Chicago Tribune will put forward the views of its readers in letters to the editor without bias.

      Kerry from Maple Park, IL

    • I'm a Chicagoan who reads the trib every day. That will end if these guys get it. The Trib has a very illustrious history for good journalism and an important legacy. Don't throw it away!

      Mimi from chicago, IL

    • Should you sell to the Koch brothers, we and our friends who currently subscribe to the paper will immediately end our subscriptions.

      Donald from Wilmette, IL

    • I would like responsible, insightful local and international news.

      Barbara from Wilmette, IL

    • If the Koch brothers buy the Chicago Tribune, I'll consider it an unreliable source for news and will shun it as I shun Fox newscasts.

      Rick from Chicago, IL

    • I have been a 7-day Chicago Tribune subscriber for over 20 years, but I will switch to the Sun-Times if the Koch brothers buy the Trib.

      Steven from Woodridge, IL

    • will never buy trib again if those 2 buy the paper.and neither will many others.

      Thomas from Huntley, IL

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