And what is this large mass of unhappy people doing about it?
If you guessed preemptively buying those newspapers, you’d be wrong.
No, rather than doing the reasonable thing – buy the papers so that the protestors would be able to do with their property whatever they wanted – the protestors are trying to somehow block the sale.
Now, in all fairness, the protest hasn’t turned legal yet. But still…people, there is a simple way to address the concern of the Koch brothers taking over regional media: take it over first, yourself.