Before I begin, remember that this is still a rumor, and I certainly hope it’s not true. The billionaire Koch brothers, who have been politically active in a big way, MIGHT be eyeing Tribune Co.’s roster of newspapers, including the Baltimore Sun.
According to an article in the Atlantic, the whole slate would cost $600 million, a number that shrinks considerably relative to Charles and David Koch’s estimated $50 billion net worth. And the only person standing in their way? Rupert Murdoch. Ugh.
So, yeah, the sky is falling. Everybody duck!