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    The Koch Sequester

    The Koch Sequester

    If Koch Brothers Buy LA Times, Half of Staff May Quit:

    At a Los Angeles Times in-house awards ceremony a week ago, 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.

    Is that supposed to be a bad thing?

    Call it the Koch Sequester — across the board cuts in otherwise unemployable journalistic ideologues, self-imposed by people who fancy themselves more important than they really are.

    As Prof. Reynolds notes happened with regard to the real Sequester, the cuts will barely be noticed by America.


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    Flashman | April 30, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    “reports” should have been “reporters”


    2nd Ammendment Mother | April 30, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Think we can get them to bid on WaPo, NYT and the Austin American Statesman next?

    GrumpyOne | April 30, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    If any method evolves to cull the herd of lemming MSM journalists, I’m all for it regardless of who buys what.

    Maybe one or more of the Koch brothers should run for national public office!

    Sooner or later, even the stupid, lazy and inept will realize that they are getting screwed just like the rest of us…

    Finally, we may have an opportunity to see the Khalidi video!

    RickCaird | May 1, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    I seriously doubt half the staff would quit. Newspapers are laying people off. Anyone quitting would be looking for a new career. Raising your hand in response to a question among you peers is a lot different that raising your hand to volunteer to be out on the street.

    I really wish the Koch’s would buy to just to see how many of the “journalists” actually have principles. I suspect very few.

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