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