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.)