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.
ROTFLMAO… Oh please….. For the love of God, David H. and Charles G. Koch, that alone ought to be more than enough reason for you to purchase the LA Slimes.
The douche bags whoring around for the LA Slimes are analogous to the beautiful people back in the 70’s and 80’s who went to all the A-list parties and got invited into the back bedrooms to do lines of cocaine. Everyone thought they were super cool, super attractive and super intelligent and well everything. In reality, they weren’t cool, attractive or intelligent, they were drug addicts, criminals and losers. But they had themselves and everyone around them fooled for years. Eventually however, reality always find a way to intrude on lies and fantasies.
Having half or more of the professional lying douche bag Marxists working at the LA Slimes quit could only improve the LA Slimes and possibly even return it to being both an honest newspaper and maybe even profitable again.