By Michael Getler
MAY 25, 2013
I was away this week — at the annual international gathering of news ombudsmen, held this year in Los Angeles — and so am a bit late in catching up with the saga that unfolded in the pages of the newest edition of The New Yorker magazinethat is reflected in the headline on this column.
The headline and sub-headline on the magazine article are particularly artful in capturing what was to follow in The New Yorker’s pages. It is titled “A Word From Our Sponsor . . . Public television’s attempts to placate David Koch.” Koch, as many people know, is, along with his brother Charles, the owner of Koch Industries, a huge energy and chemical conglomerate that is the second-largest, privately-held company in the U.S. It has made both brothers mega-billionaires.
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