Skip to comments.Koch brothers want to make your newspaper their megaphone
Posted on 05/01/2013 9:02:18 AM PDT by Nachum
The people of Los Angeles would be up in arms if some out-of-town billionaires tried to buy the Dodgers and institute a rule that only right-handers could play on the team. Petitions would be signed, protests would be organized and politicians would rise up to condemn the sale. It would be nice if there were a similar outcry at the prospect of the Koch brothers buying the Los Angeles Times. After all, as exciting as it may be for a city to have a major league sports team, a good newspaper is a far more valuable asset.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
And it's too bad America's 2nd largest metro area doesn't have one.
Right now the LAT is the Obamadork’s butt-kissing toilet, with the intellectual integrity of a senator.
Methinks megaphone might be an improvement.
Well, Karl Marx owns the megaphone now.
“The people of Los Angeles would be up in arms if some out-of-town billionaires tried to buy the Dodgers and institute a rule that only right-handers could play on the team. Petitions would be signed, protests would be organized and politicians would rise up to condemn the sale.”
And, even with all that, it wouldn’t stop the sale.
Liberals just hate when they can’t control things..
Also sounds like ‘Dave’ is a little worried about losing his job.
If he keeps going the way he is, he just might be right.
Thank God he’s gone from Seattle!
Yup. It's a shame that LA doesn't have one unless "Democrat Party shills" qualifies...
So, when are they going to get a good newspaper? LMAO
Does he mean that after they buy it I might actually would want to read anything there more than my current once every two years? Have they no shame?
Newspapers are of most interest to people who know how to read, do so in English, and actually care to read.
That rules about 60% of the current LA population.
Kind of weird that they can’t see that the opposite is the current state of affairs. It’s okay for “them” to have the megaphone but not others with opposing view points. Kind of like the politcally correct one way street we find ourselves driving the wrong way on. Dems=good. Rep=evil. From their point of view. Don’t you just love the “tolerant” lefties?
Half the LA Times staff only cares that their paychecks show up on time to be cashed.
This half loves the Kochs
Leftists are such incessant whiners.
I say, "BRING IT ON BOYS."
Against this communistic media we could use a little more fire power in getting information, that should be reported and isn't, out to the public.
All along, the liberals would have had us believe that it doesn’t really matter who owns a media outlet, because newsroom integrity and the quality of reporting would never be affected by left-wing ownership.
Now they are asking us to believe the exact opposite. They are running scared at the LA Times. Good. The comfortable are becoming afflicted.
Half of the staff would quit? I guess they’ll find out the hard way that the liberal media choir is overstuffed now and has a gargantuan waiting list. Naturally if they thought things through, they wouldn’t be leftists in the first place.
R U staff?
Newspapers are withering away all over the country. Right and left.
They may be billionaires now but it doesn’t seem like they want to stay that way.
The people of Los Angeles would be up in arms if some out-of-town billionaires tried to buy the Rams and move them out of town, leaving L.A. without an NFL team for more than a decade.
Better to quit than to be fired for incompetency and lying....
It’s why they call the Dodgers they thing the game is dodge ball.
Obviously Horsey is quite comfortable with the current “balance of power” in the media world right now of 98% liberal, vs. 2% other-than-liberal.
Having the Koch brothers buy the L.A. Times would be akin to the tragedy of Jason Collins breaking a nail during his next NBA game.
Horsey’s cartoons are very well-drawn and sometimes very clever, but most of the time they are pretty heavy-handed in being pro-Democrat and anti-Republican/anti-conservative.
What’s Sarah Jessica Parker doing in this thread?
Or... you could be a Bears' fan like me. Same difference.
They can't imagine that anybody else could do a better job than they at whatever it is that is being discussed.
Is the Khalidi tape part of the deal?
I see you used the Sarah Jessica Parker photo.
I’d like Mr. Horsey to tell me the year in which the LA Times last endorsed
- a Republican
- who was running against a Democrat
- for statewide or national office
For that matter, I’d like to know when the Times last endorsed any Republican in any race other than one in a gerrymandered (by Democrats) Republican’s-gonna-win-no-matter-what sort of district. (See, the Times will tell you they endorse the occasional Republican, but it’s only in districts that are mortal locks for the GOP. As a result, the token opponents are often kooks.)
“I’m David Horsey, and I wrote this message!”
Underlying message, “I’m pi$$ing my pants over the prospect!”
Far better than the communist party mouthpiece that I quit subscribing to 55 years ago!!!
“Koch brothers want to take our megaphone and use it against us”.
I love reading a lib-prog work themselves up into a fine froth...but I'm easily amused. ;-)
Nice to hear that it will be returning to its roots.
Is Pennysaver still around? Maybe they can work there.
I hope they buy the NY Times too.
Half the staff would quit.
What an advantage for the Koch’s. The half you had to get rid of leave anyway without costing you a dime. That deal just got better by the tune of a few million dollars at least.
“The people of Los Angeles would be up in arms if some out-of-town billionaires tried to buy the Dodgers and institute a rule that only right-handers could play on the team.”
I didn’t know the Dodgers were all left-handed?
They’ll need a new staff anyway.
:: as exciting as it may be for a city to have a major league sports team, a good newspaper is a far more valuable asset ::
Ummmm...David. I think I can see the flaw in your logic.
Who is more popular; you or any one of the Dodgers? Really.
Conservatives shouldn’t be allowed to own newspapers, doncha know? Only the good, nice liberals should.
I asked because I'm curious to know if you witnessed the in house awards meeting the author describes.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.