Skip to comments.Report: Half of staff may quit LA Times if right-wing Koch brothers buy paper
Posted on 04/30/2013 1:25:10 PM PDT by Hojczyk
Call their bluff. Break the lefts 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 cant 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? Theres only one way to know for sure.
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And this is a problem?
Bet they stay...MAYBE THEY WILL FIRE HALF OF THEM
Sounds more like a good start.
Lord, hear our prayer....
Sounds more like a solution to me. Wonder if the Koch brothers want to buy the AJC too.
Calling Curly Bill!
Dead wood clearing itself out!
I think that’s the point ;)
A great opportunity to hire some actual journalists, if such can be found.
As the saying goes: "Don't let the screen door hit you where the Good Lord split you".
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.)
Yeah. And Alec Balwin will leave the US if Bush gets re-elected in 2004.
My suggestion: Start with the editorial department, columnists, and Op Ed page.
” 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.
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?
I’d prefer that they ritualistically disemboweled themselves, but I’ll settle for their resignation.
Halfway to success!
Pray for America to Wake Up
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.