Murdoch says report to buy Tribune 'wholly untrue'

October 20, 2012 3:09:00 PM PDT
A representative of Rupert Murdoch's news corporation calls reports that the company was trying to acquire the Chicago Tribune are "wholly inaccurate."

Those reports had surfaced as part of the Tribune Company's upcoming emergence from bankruptcy.

The deal was rumored to include the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times. The news corporation's spokesman also denied any attempts to acquire the Los Angeles paper.

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