A Fate Worse Than Death?


Intolerance: Half of Staff May Quit if Kochs Buy L.A. Times


Here is a fascinating look at our open-minded, objective, unbiased, not-at-all-liberal media:

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

Speaking to the entire staff, he said, “Raise your hand if you would quit if the paper was bought by Austin Beutner’s group.” No one raised their hands.

“Raise you hand if you would quit if the paper was bought by Rupert Murdoch.” A few people raised their hands.

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.

These provincial, ideological bigots won’t even work for a conservative.

Apparently, too many staffers at the L.A. Times have also deluded themselves with their own propaganda. The media have been working overtime to pretend Obama’s failed economic policies are not failed economic policies. Imagine their surprise at the reality of the job market after these bigots walk out on a good-paying gig.

Please Koch Brothers, please, please, please buy these newspapers.

Somehow I doubt that very many will quit. They’ll check out their job opportunities and find slim pickings, then decide that the Koch Brothers deserve a chance. And even if they do quit I bet there are a lot of talented people out there who would love to take their places.

I do find it amusing and interesting that no one considers it objectionable when a rich progressive wants to own a media outlet. Progressive newspaper reporters and talking hairdos on television will swear that their own political leanings do not affect the totally unbiased way they report the news. That is because “News” is like “Truth”; it has no bias.

If these people really plan to quit they should at least wait until they find another job are told to spin or suppress stories for political reasons. Then they could claim they quit rather than “lie”.

Because a progressive would never lie for money, would they? It would be a fate worse than death.

(Unless there was a book deal involved.)

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21 Responses to A Fate Worse Than Death?

  1. That would be the best thing that could happen to the LA Times. Not only would better reporters be given a chance, the news might have might more balance.

    But I think you’re right; most wouldn’t quite. But they also wouldn’t be giving the Koch’s a chance. They would just mercilessly mock them and bitch on the job about the job endlessly. And they would look for ways to be “subversive.”

    • Constance says:

      Koch Brothers didn’t get rich by being stupid. They will purge these idiots and bring in fresh blood to write.

  2. votermom says:

    Oh please. It’s common for a company to get re-organized (and a lot of people laid off) when it gets bought.
    These guys just want to be able to claim they quit rather than they got fired.

  3. insanelysane says:

    OOh, ouch. That’s stings.

  4. votermom says:

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  5. DeniseVB says:

    I’ve never had a problem with the Koch brothers, they seem to use their money and power for the good unlike lefty billionaire Soros who invests millions to destroy Repbulicans and Libertarians and horrors, the tea party ?


    • myiq2xu says:

      Cargo Boeing 747 crashes at Bagram Airfield 2013 – 7 people killed.

      • 49erDweet (D) says:

        Wow! Did something shift upsetting aerodynamic lift or what?

        • 49erDweet (D) says:

          One of the pilots spent his high school years in neck of the woods.

        • myiq2xu says:

          I dunno but I never saw a 747 do that before. It just sorta stopped in mid-air then fell.

        • They were carrying “vehicles” for the military. At that steep climbing angle something huge could of broken loose, slipping backward and upsetting the delicate balance they need to remain airworthy. I opine this from the depths of my superior knowledge gained by reading comic books as a kid during the Boer Wars.

      • Constance says:

        That is heart breaking to watch. They say landing and takeoff are the most dangerous times. They looked to be only 200 feet off the ground to me.

  6. HELENK says:

    how many other papers are hiring stenos? that will make the difference if the LA times people stay or go.

  7. HELENK says:

    FDA: Over-the-counter sale of morning-after pill OK for ages 15 and up; cashier to check age – @AP

    can not buy cigarettes or a beer, but can buy morning after pills

    • Constance says:

      I’m OK with that. If they are too young to buy morning after pills they are too young to be parents which at that point is the only alternative. When my kids started High School the school sent home a form asking for permission to treat my child if he came to their school clinic. I singed that if my child needed health care I would hope they would come to me but if they come to you instead then please help them. Then I told the kids they know where our health provider is and if they need help and don’t want me to help they should go to their Dr themselves.

  8. myiq2xu says:

    Check out this FB page about a anti-capitalist May Day march:

    Alex Stein: I think we are all missing the point here. This march should be seen as a chance to represent our cause and be counted. There’s a time and place for nastier tactics. Right now what we need is for our movement to grow and for the world to see the best of us. Agreed?

    Alex Stein was an OWS organizer

  9. myiq2xu says:

    Obama on Obamacare: Stuck between two narratives

    Old and busted: Everyone will love Obamacare once it’s fully implemented.

    New hotness: Obamacare is almost totally in place right now and all the fuss about implementation is much ado about nothing.

    Up until recently, Obamacare implementation was supposed to be the big payoff. “Once it’s fully implemented,” lived like a mantra on the lips and pens of administration officials, talking heads, and op-ed writers, promising a time when the Affordable Care Act’s popularity would soar once its fruits were revealed. Jan. 1, 2014 was the moment we’d all been waiting for. Supporters swore any unmet expectations would be met that day. Faster rising premiums? Wait until 2014. Getting your hours cut? Wait until 2014. Like your insurance but unable to keep it? Just wait until you see what we’ve got for you in 2014.

    Today, President Obama had news for all of us. The wait is over. The Affordable Care Act is virtually completely implemented, he said, and 90 percent of Americans are enjoying its fruits even if they don’t know it.

    If they expected Obamacare to be such a good deal they would have made it kick-in before the election last year. Now it will take 2/3 of Congress to repeal it because Obama will veto anything less.

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