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The Kochs are inching closer to becoming media moguls

The Kochs have long tried to shape political discourse through their support of nonprofit organisations, universities and think tanks

Sydney Ember & Kenneth P Vogel | NYT 

Four years ago, Charles G and David H Koch seemed poised to control some of the country’s biggest newspapers. Known for using their vast wealth and network of donors to advance their brand of libertarian-infused conservatism, the titans of Koch Industries explored buying the Tribune Company’s eight newspapers, including The Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune. They ended up not making a bid, and in an interview at the time with his hometown paper, The Wichita Eagle, Charles Koch suggested that Koch Industries was rethinking whether it was wise to enter such a ...

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First Published: Sun, November 19 2017. 01:53 IST