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Report: Half of staff may quit LA Times if right-wing Koch brothers buy paper
Hot Air ^ | April 30, 2013 | ALLAHPUNDIT

Posted on 04/30/2013 1:25:10 PM PDT by Hojczyk

Call their bluff. Break the left’s media monopoly. Then rename the paper the “Los Angeles Kochtopus,” just to spite them.

At a Los Angeles Times in-house awards ceremony a week ago, columnist Steve Lopez addressed the elephant in the room…

Facing the elephant trunk-on, “Raise your hand if you would quit if the paper was bought by the Koch brothers.” About half the staff raised their hands.

Perhaps one brave Times reporter would go public with a story killed by the new owners. She would lose her job, and it would be written about in The New York Times. And, it would pressure the LA Times owners to be more objective. But many of the people working at the Times support a family or are still developing their careers and can’t afford to lose their jobs — especially in a town with few job opportunities for newspaper journalists.

If half the staff quit under Koch ownership, that would leave half as many people likely to stand up to the owners — not to mention a huge loss of talented journalists who have built a wealth of LA knowledge and relationships over years of experience.

Half may be an underestimate. According to lefty Harold Meyerson, “A recent informal poll that one L.A. Times writer conducted of his colleagues showed that almost all planned to exit if the Kochs took control (and that included sportswriters and arts writers).” Cheap bravado among like-minded liberals or a bona fide threat? There’s only one way to know for sure.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: koch; lat
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1 posted on 04/30/2013 1:25:10 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

And this is a problem?


2 posted on 04/30/2013 1:25:39 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Hojczyk

Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


3 posted on 04/30/2013 1:25:52 PM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: Hojczyk

Bet they stay...MAYBE THEY WILL FIRE HALF OF THEM


4 posted on 04/30/2013 1:26:15 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Sounds more like a good start.


5 posted on 04/30/2013 1:26:18 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Hojczyk

Lord, hear our prayer....


6 posted on 04/30/2013 1:26:23 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Jim Robinson

Sounds more like a solution to me. Wonder if the Koch brothers want to buy the AJC too.


7 posted on 04/30/2013 1:26:48 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: Hojczyk

Calling Curly Bill!


8 posted on 04/30/2013 1:27:10 PM PDT by The_Sword_of_Groo (My world view is accurately expressed in the lyrics of " The Fightin' Side of Me")
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To: Hojczyk

Dead wood clearing itself out!


9 posted on 04/30/2013 1:27:16 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Hojczyk

I think that’s the point ;)


10 posted on 04/30/2013 1:27:17 PM PDT by CrappieLuck
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To: Hojczyk

A great opportunity to hire some actual journalists, if such can be found.


11 posted on 04/30/2013 1:27:25 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Hojczyk
Report: Half of staff may quit LA Times if right-wing Koch brothers buy paper

As the saying goes: "Don't let the screen door hit you where the Good Lord split you".

12 posted on 04/30/2013 1:28:16 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "GUN CONTROL"! It's "PEOPLE CONTROL"!)
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To: Hojczyk

Hey, I’ve sold 57 articles and written 8 novels. I’m available! (I will limit myself to one exclamation point; when Obama is impeached.)


13 posted on 04/30/2013 1:28:16 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Hojczyk

Yeah. And Alec Balwin will leave the US if Bush gets re-elected in 2004.


14 posted on 04/30/2013 1:28:22 PM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: Hojczyk

My suggestion: Start with the editorial department, columnists, and Op Ed page.


15 posted on 04/30/2013 1:28:23 PM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: Hojczyk

” “Raise your hand if you would quit if the paper was bought by the Koch brothers.” About half the staff raised their hands. “

This is good! We know the first 50% to fire.


16 posted on 04/30/2013 1:28:24 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Hojczyk

People on both sides keep repeating the lie that the Koch Brothers are right wing. If they are pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, pro-taxes, etc., but they want more restriction in unions, does that make them conservative?


17 posted on 04/30/2013 1:28:34 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Hojczyk

I’d prefer that they ritualistically disemboweled themselves, but I’ll settle for their resignation.


18 posted on 04/30/2013 1:28:43 PM PDT by VR-21 (I'm weary of being lorded over by criminals and gilded degenerates.)
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To: Hojczyk

Halfway to success!

Pray for America to Wake Up


19 posted on 04/30/2013 1:29:04 PM PDT by bray (Surviving to spite Obama)
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To: Hojczyk

LOL well that would make it easier to replace them.

My congressman’s son is a crime writer for the Chicago Tribune and he’s a conservative.


20 posted on 04/30/2013 1:29:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Hojczyk; Jim Robinson

That’d be a heck of an improvement!


21 posted on 04/30/2013 1:29:16 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Hojczyk
“Raise your hand if you would quit if the paper was bought by the Koch brothers.” About half the staff raised their hands.

BS. There is no place for these untalented, unskilled, unproductive drones to go.

Well, except if they can find a government job.

22 posted on 04/30/2013 1:29:18 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Hojczyk

Saves the trouble of firing them.


23 posted on 04/30/2013 1:29:22 PM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: Hojczyk

buh-bye


24 posted on 04/30/2013 1:29:31 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: Hojczyk
“Raise your hand if you would quit if the paper was bought by the Koch brothers.” About half the staff raised their hands.

Meanwhile, a Koch Brothers accountant is revising Unemployment Compensation fee cost estimates DOWNward.
25 posted on 04/30/2013 1:30:05 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (HRC:"Sometimes she looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping,"-NKorea)
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To: Hojczyk

Half is a good start.


26 posted on 04/30/2013 1:30:08 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Hojczyk

judging from the slanted “news” they print (both about national and California issues),
half that staff quitting would be
one half
of a solution


27 posted on 04/30/2013 1:30:11 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: nickcarraway

I agree they aren’t right wing but if they can put out a straight arrow newspaper it will be an improvement.


28 posted on 04/30/2013 1:30:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Hojczyk

They won’t quit. Libs don’t leave jobs like that. Where else would these ass clowns go? They may get fired though! Much more satisfying!!


29 posted on 04/30/2013 1:30:19 PM PDT by albie (s)
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To: Hojczyk

Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.


30 posted on 04/30/2013 1:31:07 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Hojczyk

Sounds like those celebrities who vow to leave the country if so and so is elected, yet never make good on their promises.


31 posted on 04/30/2013 1:31:14 PM PDT by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: Hojczyk

I call that a win,win.


32 posted on 04/30/2013 1:31:26 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Hojczyk

Good, that will save them a ton of $$$ in unemployment comp.


33 posted on 04/30/2013 1:31:33 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Hojczyk

Buy the paper. Let half quit. Rename it the Reagan Times. Hope that the other half quits. Fire the ones that are left.


34 posted on 04/30/2013 1:31:36 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Hojczyk
What's the downside?
35 posted on 04/30/2013 1:31:39 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Hojczyk
Go ahead

dare I say it?

MAKE MY DAY!!!

36 posted on 04/30/2013 1:31:47 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Hojczyk

Not seeing the problem


37 posted on 04/30/2013 1:32:07 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: VR-21

They won’t do that but they are prepared to slice off their noses.


38 posted on 04/30/2013 1:32:08 PM PDT by JPG (Stay strong.)
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To: Hojczyk

And the other half will be fired.

Now THAT would be a good start.


39 posted on 04/30/2013 1:32:50 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Hojczyk

I bid $4.00 for the artwork on the sixth floor.


40 posted on 04/30/2013 1:32:52 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: VR-21

>>I’d prefer that they ritualistically disemboweled themselves, but I’ll settle for their resignation.

The men can do that. The women can self-immolate. They’re all liberals, so they’ll need a lot more gas than blades.


41 posted on 04/30/2013 1:32:55 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Hojczyk
Half of staff may quit LA Times if right-wing Koch brothers buy paper

Ya just got to laugh, liberals are a slow bunch.

Haven't figured out they would be fired anyway, what a non-threat.

42 posted on 04/30/2013 1:33:17 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Jim Robinson

“Sounds more like a good start.”

Now, if we could only get a decent President, we could do the same thing to all the illegal aliens! The Koch Bros. would become instant heroes of the Right if they just bought the Slimes and shut it down!


43 posted on 04/30/2013 1:33:20 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Hojczyk

That will be one of the best things that could happen given the “quality” of the screeds contained within.

Don’t let the doors hitcha on the way out, *sshats.


44 posted on 04/30/2013 1:33:35 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Hojczyk

“”Raise your hand if you would quit if the paper was bought by the Koch brothers.” About half the staff raised their hands.”

Good. Now they only have to fire the other half when they take over. Like any of these little punks on a failing newspaper could find a job as good as the one they have.


45 posted on 04/30/2013 1:33:53 PM PDT by detective
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To: Hojczyk

fire the other half and we’ll be good


46 posted on 04/30/2013 1:34:02 PM PDT by bigbob
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May they also ESAD.


47 posted on 04/30/2013 1:34:06 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Hojczyk
That would be a good start!

48 posted on 04/30/2013 1:34:26 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Hojczyk

Good. That’s like having half your cancer disappear.


49 posted on 04/30/2013 1:34:35 PM PDT by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: Hojczyk

See, self-deportation works.


50 posted on 04/30/2013 1:34:46 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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