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Koch brothers want to make your newspaper their megaphone
L.A. Times ^ | 5/1/13 | David Horsey

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.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: brothers; koch; kochbrothers; la; lat; liberalmedia; media; megaphone; newspaper; newspapers; times
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Out-of-town billionaires want to buy the Dodgers? Really? When? They might play a whole lot better than they are now. A really good idea.
1 posted on 05/01/2013 9:02:18 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
a good newspaper is a far more valuable asset.

And it's too bad America's 2nd largest metro area doesn't have one.

2 posted on 05/01/2013 9:03:20 AM PDT by relictele
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To: Nachum

Right now the LAT is the Obamadork’s butt-kissing toilet, with the intellectual integrity of a senator.

Methinks megaphone might be an improvement.


3 posted on 05/01/2013 9:03:34 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Nachum

Well, Karl Marx owns the megaphone now.


4 posted on 05/01/2013 9:04:17 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: 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.”

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.


5 posted on 05/01/2013 9:05:19 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to being a liberal)
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To: Nachum
The people of Los Angeles would be up in arms if some out-of-town billionaires tried to buy the Dodgers.

Yeah Imagine that.
6 posted on 05/01/2013 9:05:58 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Nachum
"I'm David Horsey, and I wrote this message!"


7 posted on 05/01/2013 9:06:31 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

Thank God he’s gone from Seattle!


8 posted on 05/01/2013 9:08:06 AM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: Nachum
a good newspaper is a far more valuable asset

Yup. It's a shame that LA doesn't have one unless "Democrat Party shills" qualifies...

9 posted on 05/01/2013 9:08:45 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Nachum
Check out this bizarre editorial in HuffPo. The writer uses various fantasies and unsupported anecdotes to say that half the LAT staff is going to quit if the Koch deal goes through. I'll bet half the LAT staff has no idea who the Koch brothers are.
10 posted on 05/01/2013 9:09:09 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: Nachum

So, when are they going to get a good newspaper? LMAO


11 posted on 05/01/2013 9:09:16 AM PDT by GamecockD
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To: Nachum

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?


12 posted on 05/01/2013 9:10:34 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Nachum
Actually, the Kochs have a big advantage here.

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.

13 posted on 05/01/2013 9:11:19 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Nachum
a good newspaper is a far more valuable asset.

Define "good".

14 posted on 05/01/2013 9:11:28 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Jim Robinson

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?


15 posted on 05/01/2013 9:12:13 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST mr. president(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: Baynative

Half the LA Times staff only cares that their paychecks show up on time to be cashed.

This half loves the Kochs


16 posted on 05/01/2013 9:13:18 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Nachum

Leftists are such incessant whiners.


17 posted on 05/01/2013 9:14:25 AM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: Nachum
Koch brothers want to make your newspaper their megaphone

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.

18 posted on 05/01/2013 9:15:34 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: Nachum
Because America hating socialists aren't using the paper (and almost all of media) as their megaphone?
19 posted on 05/01/2013 9:15:48 AM PDT by Vision (We are not descended from fearful men)
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To: Nachum

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.


20 posted on 05/01/2013 9:15:52 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: Baynative

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.


21 posted on 05/01/2013 9:16:16 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Cicero
Wrong end of the horsey :-)
22 posted on 05/01/2013 9:17:13 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: rdcbn

R U staff?


23 posted on 05/01/2013 9:18:08 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: Nachum

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.


24 posted on 05/01/2013 9:21:11 AM PDT by toast
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To: Nachum

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.

Oh, wait...


25 posted on 05/01/2013 9:24:59 AM PDT by ScottinVA
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Better to quit than to be fired for incompetency and lying....


26 posted on 05/01/2013 9:26:15 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: Nachum

It’s why they call the Dodgers they thing the game is dodge ball.


27 posted on 05/01/2013 9:27:19 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Nachum

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.


28 posted on 05/01/2013 9:27:39 AM PDT by ScottinVA
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To: Cicero

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.


29 posted on 05/01/2013 9:28:21 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Baynative
The Huffpo whining about a media entity selling out? That's rich.
30 posted on 05/01/2013 9:28:57 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Cicero

What’s Sarah Jessica Parker doing in this thread?

;-)


31 posted on 05/01/2013 9:29:34 AM PDT by ScottinVA
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To: ScottinVA
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.

Or... you could be a Bears' fan like me. Same difference.

32 posted on 05/01/2013 9:29:36 AM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: chrisser
Leftists are such incessant whiners.

They can't imagine that anybody else could do a better job than they at whatever it is that is being discussed.

-PJ

33 posted on 05/01/2013 9:31:39 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Nachum

Is the Khalidi tape part of the deal?


34 posted on 05/01/2013 9:33:15 AM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: Cicero

I see you used the Sarah Jessica Parker photo.

Nice.


35 posted on 05/01/2013 9:34:30 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: Nachum

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.)


36 posted on 05/01/2013 9:36:37 AM PDT by pogo101
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“I’m David Horsey, and I wrote this message!”

Underlying message, “I’m pi$$ing my pants over the prospect!”


37 posted on 05/01/2013 9:37:48 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Nachum

Far better than the communist party mouthpiece that I quit subscribing to 55 years ago!!!


38 posted on 05/01/2013 9:39:41 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: Nachum

“Koch brothers want to take our megaphone and use it against us”.

SnakeDoc


39 posted on 05/01/2013 9:42:04 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: Nachum


I love reading a lib-prog work themselves up into a fine froth...but I'm easily amused. ;-)

40 posted on 05/01/2013 9:49:46 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Nachum
The LA Times was once known for favoring conservative thought.

Nice to hear that it will be returning to its roots.

41 posted on 05/01/2013 9:50:39 AM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin)
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Since over 50% of the 'reporters' said they would quit if this happens, I hope they buy it today and see how quick these reporters quit. I mean, what other skills do they have? Collect information, spin it so it's the religious right's fault, and write the story and the editor fixes all the grammar and spelling errors. These guys aren't getting a job in IT or anything that requires brains like an auto mechanic.

Is Pennysaver still around? Maybe they can work there.

42 posted on 05/01/2013 9:51:06 AM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Nachum

43 posted on 05/01/2013 9:53:28 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Don't believe any rumors in Washington, DC until they are officially denied.)
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To: Nachum

I hope they buy the NY Times too.


44 posted on 05/01/2013 9:54:29 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

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.


45 posted on 05/01/2013 9:54:31 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: 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.”

I didn’t know the Dodgers were all left-handed?


46 posted on 05/01/2013 9:57:30 AM PDT by Slambat
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To: Baynative

They’ll need a new staff anyway.


47 posted on 05/01/2013 10:02:16 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Nachum

:: 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.


48 posted on 05/01/2013 10:03:46 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Nachum

Conservatives shouldn’t be allowed to own newspapers, doncha know? Only the good, nice liberals should.


49 posted on 05/01/2013 10:12:25 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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RE:"R U staff?"

I asked because I'm curious to know if you witnessed the in house awards meeting the author describes.

50 posted on 05/01/2013 10:21:00 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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