Show of hands: Half of staffers at L.A. Times say they would quit if Koch brothers buy the paper

Pat Cunningham

When Rupert Murdoch, whose company now owns Fox News, purchased the Chicago Sun-Times in 1984, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Mike Royko quit the paper and jumped to the Chicago Tribune.

Royko said: “No self-respecting fish would want to be wrapped in a Murdoch paper…[H]is goal is not quality journalism. His goal is vast political power for Rupert Murdoch.”

I’m reminded of that story by THIS REACTION to rumors that right-wing libertarian brothers Charles and David Koch might buy a group of newspaper that includes the Los Angeles Times:

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

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