Skip to comments.Now trending on Twitter: #IWillQuitTheLATimes
Posted on 04/30/2013 6:16:05 PM PDT by Nachum
The writers at the Los Angeles Times threaten to quit if the Koch brothers buy it. Soooo, now people are having at the writers with the the hashtag #IWillQuitTheLATimes.
Here are some of the postings:
Hi @latimes , can't wait to see that Rashid Khalidi tape when the Koch Brothers buy you out. Imagine the traffic!
#IWillQuitTheLATimes and no one will give a crap.
If you keep talking about #Benghazi instead of Beyonce and JayZ #IWillQuitTheLATimes
#IWillQuitTheLATimes if you refuse to declare me the prettiest princess in all the world. So. pathetic.
If I am forced to use the words Islamic Extremism and Terrorist #IWillQuitTheLATimes
#iwillquitthelatimes unless Obama forces an NBA playoff team to immediately sign Jason Collins to its roster
#IWillQuittheLATimes because I hear @HuffPostPol is hiring.
#IWillQuitTheLATimes if background checks aren't passed, because they work really, really well in Chicago!
#IWillQuitTheLATimes if I don't get to do a cover story on Michelle Obama's new bangs.
#IWillQuittheLATimes if i actually have to tell someone I REALLY DO get a check from the Koch Brothers. LOL irony comes home.
#IWillQuitTheLATimes if telling both sides of the story becomes my job description.
The Morning Spew @TheMorningSpew 3h
Dammit, Jim! I am a media lap dog, not a reporter. #IWillQuitTheLATimes
@AceofSpadesHQ If I have to stifle my hidebound leftism in favor of ethics and curiosity #IWillQuitTheLATimes and join @nprnews
#iwillquitthelatimes if I can't manipulate the news as I see fit & where the hell is my damn latte ! I'll hold my breath, I'm not bluffing .
If I'm made to read Sarah Palins' books BEFORE writing a review of them #IWillQuitTheLATimes
If I'm asked to get off my butt, investigate and report facts of a story rather than give my own biased opinion #IWillQuitTheLATimes
#IWillQuitTheLATimes if people don't quit making fun if us for threatening to quit the LA Times!
If I have to stop believing in rainbows and unicorns #IWillQuitTheLATimes
#iwillquitthelatimes if the Koch Brothers don't agree both sides of the story are the progressive side and the liberal side.
I will actually read the LA Times if the pseudo-journalists actually live up to their threat #IWillQuitTheLATimes.
How about a hash tag: #DontLetTheDoorHitYouInTheArse
I do NOT read any attempt at discussion/communication that begins with...#.
Just a personal choice. Besides...I have no freakin idea what “ # “ means and I do not want to learn.
#IWillQuitTheLATimes unless the Koch bros buy me a pony.
Curmudgeons gonna curmudge.
Sounds like some positions for REAL reporters to get jobs.
I’m reading Crumudgery for dummies now.
#IQuit(Subscribing To)the LATimes in 1983 because it wentTotallyCommunist.
I have an insider in the LAT, and mentioned it a few times in different threads. They are ALL libtards.
However, there are just a few of them who are Ok with the money that was offered to them and the new direction of the LAT. Then again, there are the frothing, brain-dead, typical libs who just cannot and won’t accept the Koch policies. They would rather slit their throats than go along with it but they are mostly not editors, but rank and file staff and “reporters”.
This is a good thing. Most of them were probably going to get pink slips anyway. Get the propogandists out of there and maybe they can hire REAL journalists.
That was my fave.
And fifteen minutes later all the vacant positions were filled by itinerant farm workers who “speaketh English not so good”, but perfectly capable and matching the needs of the papers customer base.
Heck I might just buy a subscription again, if the LA times gets new conservative ownership.
Bet I’m hardly alone, either.
I guess the mental giants in the LA Times newsroom just assume they can pick up the phone and secure a gig at another major daily, like the Washington Post or The New York Times.
Memo to “journalists” at the Los Angeles Times. Have you tallied the number of layoffs at other papers around the country? Both the NYT and Post (among various publications) have been through several rounds of newsroom buyouts and layoffs. And the few new hires who have joined the staff are younger and making a lot less than you. Get ready for early retirement, or a long stint in the unemployment line.
Personally, I’d love to see the Koch Brothers convert all of these papers into a local “shopper” publication, cut them back to a publishing schedule of two or three days a week, and sell off most of their real estate holdings. However, I’ve been told that the Kochs view their purchases as an effort to “level the playing field” for conservatives in the MSM. But it’s a failed strategy; daily papers are dying on the vine and they’d be better off launching more conservatives news sites. To be fair, I’ve heard some rumors that most of these publications will be on-line only in 3-5 years, with far smaller staffs. With that model, they might be able to turn a profit.
TO #12> Not going to “get pink slips”, just going to wear them!
If liberal reporters leave the LA Times, will anybody notice, care, or fart? That is the real question.
I am sure there are plenty of bright, home-schooled (or not), conservative writers both young and old, that could fill those positions in a nano-second.
Then I moved right and the Times moved left. These days I wouldn't wrap a dead fish in the LA Times, out of respect for the fish. I hope the Koch brothers buy the paper and organize a comprehensive purge of its leftist propagandists.
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