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Quit THIS!

April 30th, 2013 - 12:59 pm

Wow:

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.

If I were a Koch Brother, and if these people would really follow through on their threat, I’d pay a little extra for the paper.

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Unfortunately, it was pure posturing. If even five percent quit, I'd be surprised. There's nowhere to go.
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Why do the honorable thing and resign when one can do the weaselly thing and stay, complain about and undermine the new management, poison the workplace atmosphere, and still draw a paycheck?
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If the Koch Brothers bought the LA Times (and Chicago Tribune) I think some people (as Roger stated) would leave, but most would actually stay. At least, below the editorial level. I'm pretty sure the Kochs would ask the current editors "Why is the newspaper sinking?" And if they don't like their "Forward!" answer, they'll be canned.

Anyways, if the entire news room tried to leave, the Koch Brothers could just hire PJ Media. Market + Supply= Demand. And the liberals in the LA Times? they'd be writing for free at HuffPo.
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They could replace the newsroom by getting rid of anyone with a J-school degree, and replacing them with people who have experience in the subject matter who can also write.
Crime beat, get ex cops, science beat, get people who have worked in the science field, and so on.
1 year ago
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Let's all chip into a fund for rightwingers to buy various media outlets. Get rid of the Dems' shield, and they will just get crushed in all future elections.
1 year ago
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Kickstarter!
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If I bought it, I'd declare bankruptcy, fire all the staff, sell all the print equipment to some 2nd or 3rd world country. I'd jack up the name plate and put an online paper under it. Convert the most of thebuildings into micro apartments so all the fired staff would have a place to live.....until their unemployment runs out.
I'd hire ex-police investigators to go out and dig up what was going on for the online paper.
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Unfortunately, it was pure posturing. If even five percent quit, I'd be surprised. There's nowhere to go.
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I hope they do buy the LA Times. Then, we may finally see the release of the transcript and video tape of Obama's comments at the celebration of Rashid Khalidi [http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/09/21/LA-Times-Fights-Back-Against-Breitbart-News-Offer-Khalidi-Video] that the LA Times has kept concealed all these years.
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All of those incriminating tapes will be removed/destroyed long before the Koch brothers get the front door keys.
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