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Over 100k Californians Urge Tribune Co. Not to Sell LA Times to Right-Wing Propagandists

Monday, 01 April 2013

Brett Abrams : 516-841-1105 :

Over 100,000 Californians Urge Tribune Company Not to Sell LA Times to Right-Wing Propagandists

Courage Campaign, and Daily Kos Members Deliver Signatures to Tribune Co. HQ’s
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – In a new petition by the California-based, over 100,000 Californians are joining Gabe Smalley in urging the Tribune Company, publishers of the Los Angeles Times, not to sell the paper to David and Charles Koch or any other political propagandists.   On Monday, April 1st, Courage Campaign, joined by Daily Kos and members will deliver the signatures to the Tribune Company’s Headquarters by City Hall Park in Los Angeles.


The petition comes after the Hollywood Reporter and LA Weekly reported on March 12th that the Koch Brothers wanted to buy the Los Angeles Times to further their radical right-wing agenda and move fringe Tea Party ideas into the mainstream.  So far, more than 100,000 people have signed the petition calling on Tribune Company President Peter Liguori to refuse to sell the paper to political propagandists.

WHAT: Courage Campaign, joined by members of and Daily Kos will deliver over 100,000 signatures telling the Los Angeles Times — “Do not sell a respected, independent newspaper to climate change deniers, Tea Party funders and election buyers. We won’t stand for another Fox News.”

WHERE: Meeting at the City Hall Park, on the corner of Spring and 1st. Metro users: Civic Center/Grand Park Station exit.

WHEN: Monday, 01 April 2013.  1:30pm PST.   We will begin our march to the Los Angeles Times office at 1:45pm.

Last week, the Tribune Company and the Los Angeles Times, rejected an advertisement by and the Daily Kos to run in the Los Angeles Times that called on the company not to sell to the Koch Brothers.

View a copy of the rejected advertisement here:

For more information, or for interviews with, please contact Brett Abrams at 516-841-1105 or by email at

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Angela Chavez