The Kochs and the Chilling Effect of Money on Media

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By: Sean P. Means | The Salt Lake Tribune

What’s worse? A journalistic voice being forced to speak in the voice of a corporate owner? Or a media voice squelching itself first, fearing what that corporate owner might do with his wealth?

Both scenarios have been talked about in media circles in recent weeks — with both centering on Charles and David Koch (pronounced “coke”), the billionaire industrial giants who give a lot of financial support to libertarian and right-wing causes.

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