April 30, 2013

Love It: Half of LA Times Staff May Quit if Koch Brothers Buy the Failed & Undistinguished Newspaper
— Ace

At the Huffington Post:

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.

Prediction: About five of these guys would quit.

As Peter Venkman said to Janine when she threatened to quit Ghostbusters, Inc., I'm sure people of your caliber would have no problem finding gainful employment in either the food preparation or household cleanliness industries.

In case these guy's haven't noticed, the economy's in rather bad shape. Especially in journalism.

But I do encourage all of these people to join the Obama Economy they've been such enormous fans of, from afar. I do invite them to engage with it.

There's another great reason these undistinguished reporters at a failed newspaper should quit: The LATimes itself coined the term "funemployment," extolling the liberation of not having a job in Obama's America.

I would dearly love to see them enjoy the fruits of this funemployment they were previously such boosters of.

Thanks to Andy, @theh2.

Music to Koch Ears? Ken in NH writes:

Such a straw poll will just make the purchasing the paper more attractive. Just think of all the money saved on severance benefits since the Kochs will probably have to fire most of the journalists in any case.

Win-effin'-Win, baby.

Posted by: Ace at 11:21 AM | Comments (329)
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1 Nobody would miss them, either.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2013 11:23 AM (DrWcr)

2

Impact on the paper:  0

Posted by: Washington Nearsider at April 30, 2013 11:24 AM (fwARV)

3 Please, punish the world by withholding your "art", LA TImes staff.

Posted by: tasker at April 30, 2013 11:24 AM (r2PLg)

4 Don't tell them they can't file for unemployment if they just up and quit. It will make for a great story later.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 30, 2013 11:24 AM (Fa3Hi)

5 Don't let the door hit you in your asses.

And leave the Khalidi tape.

Thnx.  Bye!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2013 11:24 AM (lVPtV)

6 Now if the KoBro just fire the other half too, then we'll have something.

Posted by: WalrusRex at April 30, 2013 11:24 AM (XUKZU)

7 Do they promise?

Posted by: Duh! at April 30, 2013 11:24 AM (Zs83Q)

8 Call their bluff. It's win-win. If they quit, good riddance. The Left can cheer and the Koch's don't pay unemployment if they quit. And then the Koch's can start fresh. But these lying liars won't quit. Print journalism is dying. Where are they gonna go? CALL. THEIR. BLUFF.

Posted by: BlueStateRebel at April 30, 2013 11:25 AM (7ObY1)

9
journalists publicists

Posted by: soothsayer is strictly non dickly at April 30, 2013 11:25 AM (Ba6aP)

10 Not really related, link in name: Experts expected most Times staffers who quit to quickly land on their feet. “When you’re fired from the New York Times,” said media consultant S. Haden Freud, recently fired from Salon, “your career has nowhere to go but up. I trust that the great journalists of the Times will soon enjoy the lifestyle they wrote so much about in 2011 and 2012.” Times spokesperson Eileen Murphy added that their job cuts were not as heartless as similar cuts by conservative employers. “Our cuts were absolutely necessary. The Times is barely profitable. Those right-wing corporations didn’t need to cut jobs. They’re making money. They produce products people want.”

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at April 30, 2013 11:25 AM (QF8uk)

11 I would dearly love to see them enjoy the fruits of this funemployment they were previously such boosters of.

Heh.  OTOH, they'll finally finish their (America-bashing) screenplays in time to get them made and released at Cannes for the 2015 Oscars.

We'll cross that bridge when we come to it, I guess.

Posted by: HeideRadieschen at April 30, 2013 11:25 AM (/kI1Q)

12 I can see it now.  The streets of LA lined with former journalists holding signs reading, "Will Lie For Food."

Posted by: WalrusRex at April 30, 2013 11:26 AM (XUKZU)

13 Jokes on you!  We'll fire over half of you, anyway.

Posted by: Koch Brothers at April 30, 2013 11:26 AM (Zs83Q)

14 Starbucks could use some new baristas.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2013 11:26 AM (lVPtV)

15 ...and if they quit = NO UNEMPLOYMENT. Win / Win!

Posted by: Gromulin at April 30, 2013 11:26 AM (SNjPs)

16 If I was the Koch brothers, I'd want a list of those brave volunteers, just to help them remember to keep their word. Plus, the paper would be that much closer to profitable with the payroll cut in half.

Posted by: TexasDan at April 30, 2013 11:26 AM (Fa3Hi)

17 I'm giddy and dizzy and ... happy about this.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 30, 2013 11:26 AM (XYSwB)

18 said media consultant S. Haden Freud,

*applause*

Posted by: HeideRadieschen at April 30, 2013 11:27 AM (/kI1Q)

19 Those right-wing corporations didn’t need to cut jobs. They’re making money. They produce products people want.”

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair


Everything to the Left is political.

Everything.

But let's reach across the aisle just one more time to be sure...

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i] [/b] at April 30, 2013 11:27 AM (Yr6sH)

20 They are basically admitting they are so far left wing that they couldn't stand having a boss that is a well known right wing fundraiser to the point they would quit their fucking jobs. Think about that for a second. And we are supposed to believe that somehow someway these people...WHO HOLD THEIR LEFT WING VIEWS WITH SUCH PRINCIPLE THEY WOULD QUIT THEIR FUCKING JOBS... can put their left wing views aside when they report the news?

Posted by: Mr. Pink at April 30, 2013 11:28 AM (++kZl)

21 If they were smart (but, then, they work for the LATimes), they would wait until the layoffs/firings. The payoff to leave. Quitting? You get nothin'.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 30, 2013 11:28 AM (XYSwB)

22 I'd work for em.' Don't write as good as Ace but I can spell check and I hate lefties.

 

Posted by: dananjcon at April 30, 2013 11:28 AM (jvd3N)

23 If they did quit and were forced to find more, ahhhh, suitable employment, at least it would make honest whores out of them.

Posted by: WalrusRex at April 30, 2013 11:28 AM (XUKZU)

24 We need half the media to quit.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at April 30, 2013 11:28 AM (Eflez)

25 Gee, this is news I actually like as it has no existing downside.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at April 30, 2013 11:28 AM (53riN)

26

dont let the door hit your fatasses on the way out, bitches...

should be the koch welcome mat when they buy this rag.

Posted by: dillhole12 at April 30, 2013 11:29 AM (uURnG)

27 it's a good business practice to let unemployable people quit instead of firing them. Most of them took lots of English so they should have no problem asking if you want fries or rice with your order.

Posted by: mallfly at April 30, 2013 11:29 AM (bJm7W)

28 The Koch-hate is a great example of the effectiveness of left-wing demonization. On paper the Kochs are the exact sort of Republicans and right-wingers that should be acceptable to leftists. They aren't overtly religious. They don't care much about social issues like gay marriage. Their cosmopolitan types. Yet now they've become two of the most hated men in America. Why? Because they are effective. They have resources. They are a threat. So the Left has decided to destroy them. Even though for decades they've told Republicans if you would just be more like those libertarians we'd like you oh so much better.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at April 30, 2013 11:29 AM (ZPrif)

29 As someone somewhere said, "feature, not bug."

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith's Other Mobile[/i][/b][/s] at April 30, 2013 11:29 AM (qyfb5)

30 Title should be: Openings at the LA Times.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 30, 2013 11:29 AM (XYSwB)

31 The burning will keep them warm.

Posted by: toby928 at April 30, 2013 11:29 AM (evdj2)

32 Quitting means no severance package and no unemployment benefits, so yeah, empty threat.

Posted by: brian at April 30, 2013 11:29 AM (Lzl97)

33 What makes them think the Koch Brothers would give them the choice of staying or quitting?

Posted by: Lawyer J. Noble Daggett at April 30, 2013 11:29 AM (Xv7f/)

34 Hey if half of them quit, anyone got an in with the Kochs?

I could totally take over medical reporting .  And I need a job.

Posted by: tsrblke (work)[/i][/b][/u][/s] at April 30, 2013 11:29 AM (cdwHs)

35 11 I can see it now. The streets of LA lined with former journalists holding signs reading, "Will Lie For Food."

Posted by: WalrusRex at April 30, 2013 04:26 PM (XUKZU)


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Ding Ding Ding.....

Posted by: Craig Poe at April 30, 2013 11:30 AM (BVkEs)

36 It'd be nice to see them quit, but the point of purchasing an existing media company is to break out of the conservative ghetto. It looks like the new LA Times will be ghettofied from the start. Have to make up for it in quality of reporting, since the political hacks that are going to quit probably add only minimal actual talent (though I'm sure they have big names)

Posted by: imp at April 30, 2013 11:31 AM (nEvlG)

37 I could draw the cartoons. It dawned on me that what The Left has--that we don't have is-- Evil Cartoonists--for the Children.

Posted by: tasker at April 30, 2013 11:31 AM (r2PLg)

38

I'm rolling around naked in this post like it's a bed of hundred dollar bills .

Posted by: Warden at April 30, 2013 11:31 AM (HzhBE)

39 Those staffers who would quit probably get all their news from the LA Times, so it's understandable they'd be pretty uninformed about the economy and other things.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 30, 2013 11:31 AM (P7hip)

40 Isn't the LAT part of the NYT group?  They both need to fail.

Posted by: Vic at April 30, 2013 11:32 AM (53z96)

41

They’re making money. They produce products people want.”

 

Bwahahahaha


Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppet Hands at April 30, 2013 11:32 AM (3ZtZW)

42 If they don't quit, hire Patterico as HR consultant. That appointment alone will get rid them.

Posted by: MTF at April 30, 2013 11:32 AM (66zNN)

43 Before any of them leave, I'd waterboard their asses to find out where the Khalidi tape is. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2013 11:32 AM (lVPtV)

44 If the Koch brothers buy LAT,I would seriously consider subscribing.

Posted by: fluffy at April 30, 2013 11:32 AM (JgpDI)

45 See people you are missing the real strategy, the ultimate weapon of The Left. It.is. CARTOONS.

Posted by: tasker at April 30, 2013 11:32 AM (r2PLg)

46 Where can I contribute to the Koch Bros. Takeover Fund?

Posted by: rd at April 30, 2013 11:32 AM (D+lxs)

47 They'll quit AND move to Canada!

Posted by: Ernst Blofeld at April 30, 2013 11:32 AM (XZWie)

48 When are we going to find out the buyer?

Posted by: Serious Cat at April 30, 2013 11:33 AM (UypUQ)

49 They'll all get jobs working for Barry. Might as well get paid by him since they've been shilling for him all these years

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 30, 2013 11:33 AM (1Jaio)

50 Now the Koch Brothers HAVE to buy them!

Posted by: Iblis at April 30, 2013 11:33 AM (9221z)

51


I risk alerting the gods of karma, and I believe more and more in it as I get older, but the Koch's should fire the whole goddamn staff.

If they don't, they will have those Sheppy Smith's hanging around...



Posted by: Rev dr E buzz at April 30, 2013 11:33 AM (raGXo)

52
It'll be nice to see hard-hitting global warming stories on "Entertainment Tonight!"

Posted by: Wodeshed at April 30, 2013 11:33 AM (a9L+B)

53 I just can't get over this. Think about this shit for a second: Half their employees are so far left wing they say they will quit their jobs if their new boss voted Republican. These are left wing activists, they are not journalists.

Posted by: Mr. Pink at April 30, 2013 11:33 AM (++kZl)

54 Koch is Evil.
Gosnell meh...not so much.



Posted by: college dorm conversation #3 at April 30, 2013 11:33 AM (jvd3N)

55 The other half will apply for disability due to papercuts and ink splatters

Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppet Hands at April 30, 2013 11:33 AM (3ZtZW)

56  I've *worked* in the private sector. They expect *results*!

Posted by: Dr. Ray Stanz at April 30, 2013 11:34 AM (evdj2)

57 I wouldn't move to LA even if they made me the firearms reporter.

Posted by: trainer at April 30, 2013 11:34 AM (K5X44)

58 "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."



And the Koch brothers laughed and laughed and laughed....

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at April 30, 2013 11:34 AM (X6akg)

59 Of course they'll quit - and then immediately get jobs in the White House working for obama.

Posted by: Glen at April 30, 2013 11:34 AM (zS9LP)

60 Name a Right Wing cartoonist? That's right, bitchez--you can't. That's what we need--winning!

Posted by: tasker at April 30, 2013 11:34 AM (r2PLg)

61 Maybe Koch will show the 2003 Obarfy praises terrorist video.

Posted by: ChrisyBlinky, Sarcastic, Radicalized Redneck Queen needs more proof at April 30, 2013 11:34 AM (baL2B)

62 Number of fucks given UNEXPECTEDLY remains zero.

Posted by: [/i]akula51 at April 30, 2013 11:34 AM (Vgn84)

63 They are so hip and cool that they could find another gig in a minute, and they know it. They know movie stars and stuff like that, and they are edgy. No worries.

Posted by: and irresolute at April 30, 2013 11:34 AM (DBH1h)

64  What makes them think the Koch Brothers would give them the choice of staying or quitting?

Posted by: Lawyer J. Noble Daggett at April 30, 2013 04:29 PM (Xv7f/)

 

 

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This is my thought also.  I would love to see the angry faces of these marxist shitweasels as they leave the building for the last time.

Posted by: Soona at April 30, 2013 11:35 AM (uISkR)

65
The highest possible calling in life is to work for a non-profit.  Perhaps as an ombudsman.  Hmmm...

Posted by: Wodeshed at April 30, 2013 11:35 AM (a9L+B)

66 Ace, you had me at Peter Venkman.

Posted by: L, elle at April 30, 2013 11:35 AM (0PiQ4)

67 39 Isn't the LAT part of the NYT group? They both need to fail. NYT corp is trying to unload the Boston Globe. I wonder if I could trade a bag of returnable bottles for it.

Posted by: fluffy at April 30, 2013 11:36 AM (JgpDI)

68 Let them quit. It will save the Kochs from having to fire them.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 30, 2013 11:36 AM (piMMO)

69 I wish there were a way I could buy shares in this operation.

Posted by: Warden at April 30, 2013 11:36 AM (HzhBE)

70
Serious, you guys!  Fuck 'em.

Posted by: Wodeshed at April 30, 2013 11:36 AM (a9L+B)

71 But these lying liars won't quit. Print journalism is dying. Where are they gonna go? *** Valu-Pak

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 30, 2013 11:36 AM (piMMO)

72
Global Warming Koch Brothers are going to turn women journalists into coochmongers


Posted by: soothsayer is strictly non dickly at April 30, 2013 11:36 AM (8dspl)

73

They'll just become bloggers and hang out on whatever replaced Journolist

 

Although, really, who cares

Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppet Hands at April 30, 2013 11:36 AM (3ZtZW)

74 hat makes them think the Koch Brothers would give them the choice of staying or quitting?

Just as long as security walks them out before they take the Khalidi tape with them.

Shit, that probably got destroyed three milliseconds after the first rumor about the Koch purchase surfaced.

Posted by: HeideRadieschen at April 30, 2013 11:37 AM (/kI1Q)

75

The Kock Brothers should fire all of them and restaff.  That'd turn a few heads.

Posted by: Heralder at April 30, 2013 11:37 AM (+xmn4)

76 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.

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

Posted by: Koch Inc at April 30, 2013 11:37 AM (SY2Kh)

77 I'm sure the Kochs would welcome their resignations.

Posted by: zsasz at April 30, 2013 11:37 AM (MMC8r)

78 And in other news from the strange world of "journalism," Chrissy Matthews has signed a long-term contract with MSDNC, but is losing his Sunday show.  He assures his fans it's all good, because he can focus his extra time on writing books no one will buy.

Anyone hear from Ed Schultz lately?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2013 11:37 AM (lVPtV)

79 Name a Right Wing cartoonist? Ramirez at IBD

Posted by: fluffy at April 30, 2013 11:38 AM (JgpDI)

80

Today we are here to announce a new direction and strategy for the LA Times. Also, half of you are fired. Please pick up your bag of dicks to suck as you exit through the rear doors by the dumpster. Our security staff will be glad to "help" you with any questions.

Posted by: Warden at April 30, 2013 11:38 AM (HzhBE)

81  I'm rolling around naked in this post like it's a bed of hundred dollar bills .

Posted by: Warden at April 30, 2013 04:31 PM (HzhBE)

 

 

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Well, that explains the skid marks on my screen.

Posted by: Soona at April 30, 2013 11:38 AM (uISkR)

82 Such a straw poll will just make the purchasing the paper more attractive. Just think of all the money saved on severance benefits since the Kochs will probably have to fire most of the journalists in any case.

Posted by: Ken in NH at April 30, 2013 11:38 AM (N9thc)

83 Koch Bros: "BUT FIRST, YOU WILL BLOW US!"

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at April 30, 2013 11:39 AM (BKPeM)

84 In Soviet communal journalist work-farm program, Koch brothers quit YOU

Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppet Hands at April 30, 2013 11:39 AM (3ZtZW)

85 Hey Times staffers, we have hairnets here that are going completely unworn.

Posted by: Golden Corral Buffet at April 30, 2013 11:39 AM (8ZskC)

86
It's still a lousy investment.

Much better investment would be to create a conservative Huffpo.
Or buy Breitbart and improve it to make it the Huffpo alternative it was meant to be.

Posted by: soothsayer is strictly non dickly at April 30, 2013 11:40 AM (8dspl)

87 My experience is that the rent, mortgage, grocery and doctor's bills tend to have a ... dampening ... effect on proclamations of moral integrity.

There will be a whole lot fewer hands in the air at the first staff meeting under the the  Koch's when THEY ask, how many want to quit now?

Posted by: Prag Matic at April 30, 2013 11:40 AM (Xv7f/)

88 Half of LA Times Staff May Quit if Koch Brothers Buy the Failed & Undistinguished Newspaper May they all go to work for Puffho.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2013 11:40 AM (GFM2b)

89 As Obama, the master debater once said: "Don't call my bluff!"

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 45% more DOOM! at April 30, 2013 11:40 AM (xAtAj)

90 >>>Such a straw poll will just make the purchasing the paper more attractive. Just think of all the money saved on severance benefits since the Kochs will probably have to fire most of the journalists in any case. Outstanding point.

Posted by: ace at April 30, 2013 11:40 AM (LCRYB)

91 My daughter's boyfriend's sister and brother in law work at the LAT. The sister is an entertainment editor. Hob-knobs at all the premiers. They claim they are republican. I've ever met them and I believe my daughter is deliberately keeping us separated.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 30, 2013 11:40 AM (piMMO)

92 Whoa!   There is a wookie rolling around in this thread.  A wookie!  Wait.  Wut?

Posted by: Muad'dib at April 30, 2013 11:40 AM (KjlbF)

93 The people that work at the LA Times know the real unemployment story in the country, as opposed to the one they try to sell.  They aren't quitting.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 30, 2013 11:40 AM (aq5Dc)

94 I'd love to see them suffer in the Obama economy their votes helped inflicted on the rest of us. But face it: they're all at a minimum deacons in the leftist cathedral. They know enough Democrat-Media Complex priests, bishops and cardinals that they'll be find work. Taxpayer-funded, no doubt.

Posted by: Jack Nine at April 30, 2013 11:41 AM (nsg2T)

95 Imagine being so far right wing that you would quit your fucking job of your boss voted for Obama. These people are fucking Marxists.

Posted by: Mr Pink at April 30, 2013 11:41 AM (WC7lj)

96 It's still a lousy investment.

Much better investment would be to create a conservative Huffpo.
Or buy Breitbart and improve it to make it the Huffpo alternative it was meant to be.

Posted by: soothsayer is strictly non dickly at April 30, 2013 11:41 AM (NLH1M)

97 If you're going to be unemployed, LA is a great town to be unemployed in.

Posted by: toby928 at April 30, 2013 11:41 AM (evdj2)

98 66 39 Isn't the LAT part of the NYT group? They both need to fail. Yes to the second question, no to the first. They were rivals until the Tribune Company (Chicago) bought the Los Angeles Times in 2000. Now they’re merely competitors.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at April 30, 2013 11:42 AM (QF8uk)

99 They'll self-identify and quit?  What's the downside? 

Posted by: no good deed at April 30, 2013 11:42 AM (mjR67)

100 Half their employees are so far left wing they say they will quit their jobs if their new boss voted Republican.  These are left wing activists, they are not journalists. 

Posted by: Mr. Pink at April 30, 2013 04:33 PM (++kZl)



The half that won't quit are clearly right-wingers.   See?  Fair and balanced!  

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at April 30, 2013 11:42 AM (sGtp+)

101 Would you like lies with that?

Posted by: Former LATimes Drive-Thru Worker at April 30, 2013 11:42 AM (MMC8r)

102 Dance Like a chimpanzee Dance In the land of the free http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BW3Os5-l5Q

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 30, 2013 11:43 AM (XYSwB)

103 Taste the tolerance! Remember, Unpeople has not business daring to exist, let alone make money, let alone want to hear actual facts.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Please? at April 30, 2013 11:43 AM (VtjlW)

104

Anyone hear from Ed Schultz lately?

The other day at the airport the guy in the next stall cut one that blistered the paint on the ceiling - does that count?

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at April 30, 2013 11:43 AM (BKPeM)

105

They could improve the paper just by adding coverage of Hollywood.  Imagine a section every day like a mini-Variety in the paper? 

 

Turn a squad loose on local government?  (Offer confidential payments for tips)

 

Really cover crime, and F$#@(% the Chamber of Commerce scaredy cats.

Posted by: rd at April 30, 2013 11:43 AM (D+lxs)

106 Mr. Pink, take it one more step.  These people are that left wing, and infest virtually every media outlet, yet claim to be unbiased.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 30, 2013 11:43 AM (aq5Dc)

107 If I had the list of those that raised their hands I wouldn't fire them. But I would reassign them to making giant paper mache heads till they did quit.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 30, 2013 11:44 AM (81UWZ)

108 There's a 7-11 opening soon here locally. I'm sure they will be hiring anyone recently fired.

Posted by: dantesed at April 30, 2013 11:44 AM (PGXSM)

109 That watch costs more than you car. I made $970,000 last year. How much you make? You see pal, that's who I am, and you're nothing. Nice guy? I don't give a shit. Good father? Fuck you! Go home and play with your kids.

Posted by: Day One Staff Meeting At The Times at April 30, 2013 11:44 AM (8ZskC)

110 If I quit every job I had due to a liberal boss I'd be permanently unemployed.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 45% more DOOM! at April 30, 2013 11:44 AM (xAtAj)

111 To put it in lefty douchbag parlance; this is a win-win.



Posted by: dananjcon at April 30, 2013 11:44 AM (jvd3N)

112 Sadly, the people responsible for the content of the LA Rag are not of the same quality as the people responsible for getting the Rag from the prelim to shipping. 

If I were a Koch bro, I'd raze the publishing section to the ground.

Posted by: Fritz at April 30, 2013 11:44 AM (G9Mmf)

113 sounds like a crisis. probably shouldn't let it go to waste.

Posted by: X at April 30, 2013 11:44 AM (KHo8t)

114 Who said if we bought the LA Times we would keep it as a newspaper? You do know we also manufacture toilet paper.

Posted by: Charles Koch at April 30, 2013 11:44 AM (HiKk0)

115 "On paper the Kochs are the exact sort of Republicans and right-wingers that should be acceptable to leftists. They aren't overtly religious. They don't care much about social issues like gay marriage. Their cosmopolitan types. Yet now they've become two of the most hated men in America. Why? Because they are effective. They have resources. They are a threat. So the Left has decided to destroy them."

This.

This to the tenth power of the tenth power.

But, also: the Koch fortune is derived, in part, from fossil fuel. And fossil fuels have become a central metaphor for all that is evil and unholy in the entire world, according to liberals.

Except when fossil fuel money is fueling liberal causes, such as having ten thousand dollar a plate Barack Obama fundraisers at the home of Ann and Gordon Getty, Getty as in "scion of Getty Oil". THEN that fossil fuel money is completely okay.

If it weren't for double standards, liberals would have no standards at all.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 30, 2013 11:44 AM (gqT4g)

116 Let's say five of them quit.

There's no unemployment for tools of the regime, so the three most boot-licky ones immediately get slotted into an NGO management job, an NPR gig, and some six-figure no-work government media-relations thing.

The hot one leaves the business to be kept by some crony-corporate fascist-cat from Google or Tesla or whatever. Their son will be your Senator someday.

Then there's #5. He spent years lickin' all the boots, repeating all the Koch-suck and Palin's-retarded-genes jokes, never deviated, served with perfect devotion, red-starry-eyed, etc. But the phone never rings. His "Help a comrade out?" messages and emails and tweets are dismissed or ignored, like he lives in a trailer park and he asked the mayor's daughter to the prom.

He starts a blog nobody reads, nobody links, nobody cites. It gets crazier and crazier. He makes his way onto the spam blacklist of everyone on his professional contacts list.

If he forms a Weatherman-style domestic terrorist cell, turn to page 45.

If he's the surviving half of a failed drunken-impulse murder-suicide, turn to page 58.

If he turns to selling his mouth to closeted politicians just to be near power again, turn to page 67.

Posted by: oblig. at April 30, 2013 11:44 AM (cePv8)

117 Let them quit. Those public toilets won't clean themselves.

Posted by: real joe at April 30, 2013 11:45 AM (ZRuEX)

118 No unemployment for them if they quit.


Posted by: @PurpAv at April 30, 2013 11:45 AM (/gHaE)

119

>>>It's still a lousy investment.

 

Maybe. Its not just the single LAT paper but a passel of papers, including a spanish-language one that seems pretty big and viable. Anyway, its their money and maybe they need a loss leader or something.

Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppet Hands at April 30, 2013 11:45 AM (3ZtZW)

120 *PebbleBeachGolfclap

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 30, 2013 11:45 AM (XYSwB)

121 Quit? How about GTFO!

Posted by: Rush at April 30, 2013 11:45 AM (Cs2tJ)

122 Hehehe. I personally know a writer for that rag. Pot smoking alumni of the University of Wisconsin. Big fan of John McCain. Personal hygiene only somewhere slightly north of Ebola carrier. Bought a house at the absolute apex of the market with employer assistance then had to have his mommy bail his ass out when things went south. Yeah, I'm sure he raised his hand, but his mommy would kick his ass back to Pennsylvania in one swift boot if he actually quit.

Posted by: Regular Moron [/i] at April 30, 2013 11:45 AM (feFL6)

123 Taste the tolerance! ********* Probably tastes like something worse than chicken.

Posted by: tasker at April 30, 2013 11:45 AM (r2PLg)

124 108 That watch costs more than you car. I made $970,000 last year. How much you make? You see pal, that's who I am, and you're nothing. Nice guy? I don't give a shit. Good father? Fuck you! Go home and play with your kids. Posted by: Day One Staff Meeting At The Times at April 30, 2013 04:44 PM (8ZskC) It takes brass balls gentlemen. A B C Always Be Clusterf***ing

Posted by: Preezy Obama at April 30, 2013 11:45 AM (xAtAj)

125 Oh dear Lord, please have the Koch Bros. buy the LA Times. Please please please please please.


Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at April 30, 2013 11:45 AM (IlZPo)

126 You can't fire me! I QUIT!!!

Posted by: andycanuck at April 30, 2013 11:46 AM (mGBy8)

127 I think NASA might have some jobs for them testing spacesuits for explosive decompression.

Posted by: EC at April 30, 2013 11:46 AM (doBIb)

128 I apparently have no business with grammar either. In my defense, I have not yet started drinking.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Please? at April 30, 2013 11:46 AM (VtjlW)

129

They'll quit?

 

I'll help them pack.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pirate Scum of Umbar at April 30, 2013 11:46 AM (hLRSq)

130 Posted by: oblig. at April 30, 2013 04:44 PM (cePv89)


Go on.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2013 11:46 AM (lVPtV)

131

OT:  At closing of Gosnell's trial -

Are you human?” Assistant District Attorney Ed Cameron asked Kermit Gosnell during closing arguments in the abortionist’s trial on Monday.

Cameron noted that during the six-week trial, “Mr. McMahon (the defense attorney) kept asking the witnesses, are you human?” That question really should be asked of Gosnell, Cameron said, turning to look directly at the defendant: “Are you human?” he asked.

Gosnell stared right back and laughed.

“To med these women up, to stick scissors in babies necks -- he’s the one in this case that doesn’t deserve to be called human,” Cameron said.

 

 

Posted by: Cheri at April 30, 2013 11:46 AM (G+Wff)

132 Hollywood Boulevard needs a few more hobos, impersonators, and waiters/waitresses.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 30, 2013 11:47 AM (XYSwB)

133 Is a Pebble Beach golf clap different from Augusta?

Posted by: dantesed at April 30, 2013 11:47 AM (PGXSM)

134 If I quit every job I had due to a liberal boss I'd be permanently unemployed.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 45% more DOOM! at April 30, 2013 04:44 PM (xAtAj)

-

I used to work in the newspaper industry, and I did quit.  Not due to my boss, just out of disgust  with the news and editorial policy of all democrat, all the time.  Of course, times were better and I had something    much better     lined up already.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at April 30, 2013 11:47 AM (aq5Dc)

135
What's funny is that still have that college mentality that they can protest and shout-down unwelcome visitors to their campuses.

This is the real world, a-holes.

The private sector -- where the shit is always real.

Posted by: soothsayer is strictly non dickly at April 30, 2013 11:47 AM (FC8Yl)

136 If they quit and give up looking for work - they won't really be unemployed-unemployed. WIN!

Posted by: Roy at April 30, 2013 11:48 AM (VndSC)

137 "Heigh Ho" from Snow White:

http://youtu.be/HI0x0KYChq4

Posted by: derit at April 30, 2013 11:48 AM (I88Jc)

138 This is a fucking hilarious example of how fucked up the state of journalism is. In a sane world admitting you are so far left wing that you couldn't stand having a right wing boss and would quit would be an admission of your bias... And would in fact be enough to get you fired.

Posted by: Mr Pink at April 30, 2013 11:48 AM (WC7lj)

139 Eh, it gave it a totalitarian accent.

Posted by: tasker at April 30, 2013 11:49 AM (r2PLg)

140 If I was one of the Koch brothers, I'd buy the LA Times now just to encourage the precious wilting flowers to do exactly as they threatened, and quit.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at April 30, 2013 11:49 AM (eyJh9)

141 111 Sadly, the people responsible for the content of the LA Rag are not of the same quality as the people responsible for getting the Rag from the prelim to shipping. Posted by: Fritz at April 30, 2013 04:44 PM (G9Mmf) This!! The only reason I keep hoping papers will turn around and not die off completely is that I have a few salt-of-the-earth relatives who are second and third generation paper men - delivering truckloads of papers in the wee hours of the morning.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at April 30, 2013 11:49 AM (53riN)

142 My suggestion to the Kochs:

Announce that half of the staff will be let go.

Then let all of these douchebags fight each other to see which half gets to stay.

He could call it The Great Outdoor Fight, and televise it (pay-per-view1) to an audience (a la Hunger Games) eager to see a bunch of white limousine liberals actually have to fight for something..  They could MAKE money while they also SAVE money!!

Posted by: Tex Lovera at April 30, 2013 11:49 AM (wtvvX)

143 >>>     Such a straw poll will just make the purchasing the paper more attractive. Just think of all the money saved on severance benefits since the Kochs will probably have to fire most of the journalists in any case.


This raise-of-hands by the reporters is just bluster.

But if this is not proof of left-wing bias at the LATimes, what is?

Posted by: dan-O at April 30, 2013 11:49 AM (9yNSM)

144 We'll quit and start a super-ultra-mega-successful edgy underground webzine and we'll see who has the last laugh, Koch-worshipping Wingers!

Posted by: LA Times Staff at April 30, 2013 11:49 AM (tWmgi)

145 ":Half of LA Times Staff May Quit if Koch Brothers Buy the Failed & Undistinguished Newspaper" That's a FEATURE, not a bug. I look forward to the day when all liberal staff are unemployed.

Posted by: DiogenesLamp at April 30, 2013 11:50 AM (bb5+k)

146 Well if half quit, that would in itself be a huge cost savings.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2013 11:50 AM (1zr4/)

147 Maybe. Its not just the single LAT paper but a passel of papers, including a spanish-language one that seems pretty big and viable. Anyway, its their money and maybe they need a loss leader or something.

Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppet Hands at April 30, 2013 04:45 PM (3ZtZW)

 

 

------------------------------------------------

 

 

Or perhaps they already have a viable plan.  They didn't get rich by being stupid.

Posted by: Soona at April 30, 2013 11:50 AM (uISkR)

148 Disneyland Park could use a new Fantasy Theme. Those LA Times dreamers...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 30, 2013 11:50 AM (XYSwB)

149 This would undoubtedly put some of the horde over the viagra hospitalization time limit.

Posted by: DaveA at April 30, 2013 11:51 AM (DL2i+)

150 How many would quit if the Duke brothers bought the paper?

Posted by: polynikes at April 30, 2013 11:51 AM (m2CN7)

151

That would free up some space for some real "diversity" in the newsroom...the only kind that counts....diversity of thought.

Posted by: Arms Merchant at April 30, 2013 11:51 AM (Z7toi)

152

Mr. Pink - Honestly I've little issue with them quitting because of ideological differences. I would if I could as well, if only to seek more agreeable pastures and [ahem] following my bliss, avoiding suffering of fools, etc.

 

More alarming, perhaps, is that so many feel so confident in this economy that they believe their jobs are optional. Are they that well paid? That well-regarded? Despite the lack of known jobs in print journalism, would other papers and organizations just create positions for them?

 

And if all this is true, how come we don't do this for our own?

Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppet Hands at April 30, 2013 11:51 AM (3ZtZW)

153 Hey butthurt "journalists", you can join the illegals in the Home Depot parking lot.  Maybe I'll give you a job if you can paint ...course the illegals are probably better at it than you are.

Posted by: dogfish at April 30, 2013 11:51 AM (nsOJa)

154 @147: Well, the LA Times has been pretty Mickey Mouse for a long time.

Not to mention Goofy...

Posted by: Tex Lovera at April 30, 2013 11:51 AM (wtvvX)

155 No unemployment for them if they quit. So true. I used to have employees who were well paid, but dumb as shit. In today's dollars they made about 60k per year. Not bad for someone that barely achieved high school graduate status. They'd give me shit, and I'd simply say, "You don't like it, quit. Be a man." So they would. Then bitch and moan when their claim for UC got shot down. Then continuously for the next two years until they found another job.

Posted by: Regular Moron [/i] at April 30, 2013 11:52 AM (feFL6)

156 But then Progressives will have no word to decry Sarah's leaving the governorship.

Posted by: PersonFromPorlock at April 30, 2013 11:52 AM (5hNpF)

157 They didn't get rich by being stupid.

Of course not. They got rich by stealing from poor people and raping Gaia. 

O_O

Posted by: HeideRadieschen at April 30, 2013 11:52 AM (/kI1Q)

158 But needless to say, for goodness' sake, DON'T FIRE THEM EN MASSE.

Not only would it make them look like romantic martyrs, but layoffs qualify them for "funemployment" benefits. Benefits which, in the Obama era, go on and on and on and on.

Instead, assign them humiliating duties beneath their perceived lofty station. Writing articles about traffic congestion woes in West Covina.

And slash their salaries and benefits. The majority of new jobs created in the much touted "Obama recovery" are low wage jobs with minimal or no benefits, so, reconfigure their compensation to Obama norms.

Then let them consider whether to quit, or suffer.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 30, 2013 11:52 AM (gqT4g)

159 Newspaper jobs are about as hard to find right now as a virgin at an orgy.

Posted by: William Randolph Hearst at April 30, 2013 11:52 AM (e8kgV)

160 This is a fucking hilarious example of how fucked up the state of journalism is. In a sane world admitting you are so far left wing that you couldn't stand having a right wing boss and would quit would be an admission of your bias... And would in fact be enough to get you fired. Posted by: Mr Pink at April 30, 2013 04:48 PM (WC7lj) Well, think of how the questions were worded and posed to begin with. No implied bias, there.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 30, 2013 11:52 AM (XYSwB)

161 Make all of those a-holes write their own exposition of the virtues of capitalism and a free market as a condition of keeping their jobs. Publish them.  Make those privileged turds publicly demonstrate how they'll betray their own values to keep a paycheck.  Humiliate the fuckers. 

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 30, 2013 11:52 AM (8ZskC)

162 How many would quit if they were told they had to use actual facts in their reporting?

Posted by: dantesed at April 30, 2013 11:53 AM (PGXSM)

163 If I come out as gay, will the Koch Brothers hire me?

Posted by: jayson blair at April 30, 2013 11:53 AM (mGBy8)

164 If the Kochs can get ahold of the video they can fire everyone who raised their hand that did not follow through and quit.  I think they would have cause.

If you got rid of all of the left wing partisans there just wouldn't be anything left of the Times so I am not sure what the purpose of purchasing it would be.  It sure as hell wouldn't be a moneymaker and the readers would bolt if they had any of their assumptions challenged.  About the only reason people buy newspapers now is habit and as a sort of self-congratulatory gesture for winning the culture war.  They have to be constantly stroked that they are on the right side of history. 

Oh, and they have to get their marching orders from the DNC. 

Posted by: TOTUS at April 30, 2013 11:53 AM (qYvEa)

165 There's always a need for garage-sale fliers to be written up and printed.

Posted by: Soona at April 30, 2013 11:54 AM (uISkR)

166 But then Progressives will have no word with which to decry Sarah's leaving the governorship.

Sorry, premature post.

Posted by: PersonFromPorlock at April 30, 2013 11:54 AM (5hNpF)

167 My experience is that the rent, mortgage, grocery and doctor's bills tend to have a ... dampening ... effect on proclamations of moral integrity. There will be a whole lot fewer hands in the air at the first staff meeting under the the Koch's when THEY ask, how many want to quit now? If I were the Koch Brothers, I'd tell them, "Tough shit. You said 50% were going to quit. YOU have until 4:00 pm today to decide WHO gets voted off the island." Then watch from behind a two way mirror at the hilarity that would ensue.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2013 11:54 AM (GFM2b)

168 161 How many would quit if they were told they had to use actual facts in their reporting?

Posted by: dantesed at April 30, 2013 04:53 PM (PGXSM)


Joke would be on you. Facts are what we say they are. We are the arbiters of Truth.

Posted by: LA Times Staff at April 30, 2013 11:54 AM (tWmgi)

169 reason enough to buy it.

Posted by: Paladin at April 30, 2013 11:54 AM (ExWNO)

170 As I posted on the Hotair topic covering this: That's a feature, not a bug.

Posted by: deadrody at April 30, 2013 11:54 AM (osIoP)

171 What impact does that little performance have on valuing the good will of the going concern? 

Did they just lower the purchase price for the Kochs?

CA-CHING! 

Posted by: Boe Sky at April 30, 2013 11:54 AM (Xv7f/)

172 They can all come work for us!

Posted by: Al-Gorezeera at April 30, 2013 11:54 AM (AiYlm)

173 We need a Conservative news channel, not dinosaur newspapers.

Posted by: Tilikum The Killer Assault Whale at April 30, 2013 11:55 AM (uhftQ)

174 Is a Pebble Beach golf clap different from Augusta? Posted by: dantesed at April 30, 2013 04:47 PM (PGXSM) One is more polluted.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 30, 2013 11:55 AM (XYSwB)

175 Given how generous welfare benefits are and how shitty journalist pay is, most of them would lead the same lifestyle if they quit.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 30, 2013 11:55 AM (HDgX3)

176 Looking on the bright side, half of the reporters indicated they would not quit which at least is a sign that they may actually be real reporters.

Posted by: polynikes at April 30, 2013 11:55 AM (m2CN7)

177 YOU have until 4:00 pm today to decide WHO gets voted off the island."
Then watch from behind a two way mirror at the hilarity that would ensue.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2013 04:54 PM (GFM2b)


That hilarity being all of the writers saving their own skin and voting all of the marketing and ad revenue folks out. Liberals have a firm grip on economics, don't ya know...

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at April 30, 2013 11:56 AM (tWmgi)

178

I wonder if we should write letters to the editor there and point out how quitting will add to the negative unemployment data*, thereby increasing the chances of embarassing Obama. They should really give this a lot more thought, methinks.

 

*lefties can't do math

Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppet Hands at April 30, 2013 11:56 AM (3ZtZW)

179 172 We need a Conservative news channel, not dinosaur newspapers.

Posted by: Tilikum The Killer Assault Whale at April 30, 2013 04:55 PM (uhftQ)


___________


Papers still carry a lot of influence and will continue to do so for decades.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 30, 2013 11:56 AM (HDgX3)

180 If the LAT refuses to sell to the brothers, can we call them a. . . Koch block?


Also, stop teasing us on this, Ace, it is unfair. I do my best Veruca Salt impression every time there is a mention of the Kochs actually buying MSM pubs and recorrecting the ship. I will do the biggest happy dance the day a deal actually goes thru, but alas I suspect it is not to be, no lib is that kind.

Posted by: Leviathan Warships at April 30, 2013 11:56 AM (8wqqE)

181 Out of all the posts today, the hairybacked, hairybodied man with his pregnant wife is imprinted in my brain and I can't get it out. Thanks Ace.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 30, 2013 11:56 AM (XYSwB)

182 For Moron amusement

http://www.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2013 11:57 AM (1zr4/)

183 ugh I turned that sock off I thought, sorry all

Posted by: LizLem at April 30, 2013 11:57 AM (8wqqE)

184 We need a Conservative news channel, not dinosaur newspapers.

Nothing wrong with buying up the dinosaur just to kill it.  Our enemies do it all the time.

Posted by: dogfish at April 30, 2013 11:57 AM (nsOJa)

185 Or perhaps they already have a viable plan. They didn't get rich by being stupid.

Probably.

However, it wouldn't exactly break their bank if they ended up pissing away a few dozen billion in losses as a hobby.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at April 30, 2013 11:57 AM (SY2Kh)

186 149 How many would quit if the Duke brothers bought the paper? Go ahead, but your going to lose your shirt.

Posted by: Billy Ray Valentine at April 30, 2013 11:57 AM (JgpDI)

187 Oh, and I've said it before, but when the _San Francisco Comical_ goes on the chopping block, I will throw the biggest celebratory party in the history of the known universe, and possibly of several predecessor universes.

That nasty rag makes the _L.A. Times_ seem moderate in its views.

Full on leftard cranked to eleven, incessantly, with no letup ever.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 30, 2013 11:57 AM (gqT4g)

188 Hey..they could band together and start a webzine, like Slate or Buzzfeed! And maybe set up a protest-journalism collective at Burning Man.

Posted by: Stu-22 at April 30, 2013 11:57 AM (AiYlm)

189 The newspaper business is quite simply the best business in the world.

May 1, 1927 i.e. the peak

Posted by: Charles F Kane at April 30, 2013 11:57 AM (4eNxd)

190 I bet the Rashid Khalidi/Obama video would come up missing.

Posted by: Dr Spank at April 30, 2013 11:58 AM (3+QKS)

191 Hey, we only have so many adjunct openings.

Posted by: UCLA at April 30, 2013 11:58 AM (Cs2tJ)

192

Barry Diller says buying Newsweek was a mistake. 

 

What were you thinking when you bought Newsweek?

I wasn’t thinking. Ok, I was thinking but it was stupid…We did not look deeply at risks of display advertising.

Posted by: rd at April 30, 2013 11:59 AM (D+lxs)

193 The worst case would be NOBODY quitting. That's what's going to happen, by the way: the Koch Bros. will sink a ton of money into the LAT, and the liberal shits running the paper will keep on doing what they've been doing. They'll smirk and wink at each other and go even more full-retard liberal, daring the new owners to do something about it -- knowing they can bleat about "censorship" and "freedom of the press in peril" if the Koch Bros. actually do fire anyone. Best plan of action for the Koch Bros: buy it and just liquidate the company. Sell off all the real estate, brand names, office supplies, everything. Shut the fucker down for good.

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 30, 2013 11:59 AM (jIHVp)

194

>>>How many would quit if they were told they had to use actual facts in their reporting?

 

Its never come up before, so I dunno

Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppet Hands at April 30, 2013 12:00 PM (3ZtZW)

195 However, it wouldn't exactly break their bank if they ended up pissing away a few dozen billion in losses as a hobby. And give them a sweet, sweet tax write off. Make the dems head explode and starve the beast!

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2013 12:00 PM (GFM2b)

196 Are you guys willing to hire me to copyedit your Craigslist ads?



 

Posted by: Courage of LA Times convictions at April 30, 2013 12:00 PM (I88Jc)

197 "Koch-suck" Their name is pronounced "Coke" So unless the lefties are talking about them being soda drinkers, it doesn't make sense.

Posted by: imp at April 30, 2013 12:00 PM (nEvlG)

198 Actually the Koch brothers should buy Machinima and other gaming sites. That's where the eyes are.

Posted by: Iblis at April 30, 2013 12:00 PM (9221z)

199

There's no way that the Koch Brothers will end up purchasing the LA Times.  It would make me far too happy to ever be permitted to happen.

 

Posted by: junior at April 30, 2013 12:00 PM (UWFpX)

200 Jesus, what a bunch of idiots. 
I lost my job about four years ago during the big crash.  That began the hardest period of my life as I desperately scrabbled for a job - any job - that would pay the bills.  I went on unemployment (oooh, hate my guts!) and I took shitty part time jobs so I could go to college and get an IT degree.

Now, four years later I have a job.  Yeah, I'm only a junior network administrator but it's in my field and it pays well.  My employers are a bunch of lefties but if you think I'm going to quit my job without another job to leap to just because I disagree with the boss's politics you're fucking nuts.  I've been in the goddamned wilderness and it's not fun.

Posted by: Fart at April 30, 2013 12:00 PM (2aB+q)

201 193
>>>How many would quit if they were told they had to use actual facts in their reporting?

Its never come up before, so I dunno

Posted by: Bigby's Shadow Puppet Hands at April 30, 2013 05:00 PM (3ZtZW)


Heh. Zing.

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at April 30, 2013 12:00 PM (tWmgi)

202 "Half of LA Times Staff May Quit if Koch Brothers Buy the Failed & Undistinguished Newspaper"

Among the "reporters", I'd certainly be interested in knowing who quits, because I would then also know who precisely NOT to pay any attention to, assuming any of them got another job at another media outlet.


Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at April 30, 2013 12:01 PM (vd7A8)

203 I don't mean to be rude, but if the Koch bros buy the LATimes, and then all the liberals quit (paring down the operational costs at no cost to the Koches), I'm going to come a lung.

Posted by: ace at April 30, 2013 12:01 PM (LCRYB)

204 Here comes the Five to mock Barry's presser.

*pours a glass of pinot grigio*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2013 12:01 PM (lVPtV)

205

My suggestion to the Kochs:

Announce that half of the staff will be let go.

Then let all of these douchebags fight each other to see which half gets to stay.

He could call it The Great Outdoor Fight, and televise it (pay-per-view1) to an audience (a la Hunger Games) eager to see a bunch of white limousine liberals actually have to fight for something.. They could MAKE money while they also SAVE money!!

Posted by: Tex Lovera at April 30, 2013 04:49 PM (wtvvX)

 

Great idea. "Survivor" does the LAT. Or have one of the Kochs stand on a balcony and throw a sheaf of employment agreements to the present-day LAT employees assembled below, but only sufficient number for half of them. N Reds go in, N/2 come out!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 30, 2013 12:01 PM (IDSI7)

206 That hilarity being all of the writers saving their own skin and voting all of the marketing and ad revenue folks out. Liberals have a firm grip on economics, don't ya know...

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at April 30, 2013 04:56 PM (tWmgi)

 

 

-----------------------------------------

 

 

That would be good advice for all the struggling corporations.  As in my workplace, the people who seem the most detached  from  actual production and running efficiency are the marketing and advertisement douches.

Posted by: Soona at April 30, 2013 12:01 PM (uISkR)

207 There's an analogy to self-deportation here...

Posted by: Original Roy at April 30, 2013 12:02 PM (v3+WG)

208 "172 We need a Conservative news channel, not dinosaur newspapers." No lets be subtle about shit for once, no branding it the conservative newspaper. it's fucking news. those low info retards we're always losing in elections marinate in a sea of anti-conservative bias. you need to start spoon feeding them shit without telling them. anyone think the libs announced how left they were when they took these dying institutions over 40 years ago? Buy the paper make some editorial changes fire the worst of their columnists and act like it's the LA Times that it's always been.

Posted by: vote Lord Humungus 2016 at April 30, 2013 12:02 PM (BjJOB)

209

@192 That's what's going to happen, by the way: the Koch Bros. will sink a ton of money into the LAT, and the liberal shits running the paper will keep on doing what they've been doing. They'll smirk and wink at each other and go even more full-retard liberal, daring the new owners to do something about it -- knowing they can bleat about "censorship" and "freedom of the press in peril" if the Koch Bros. actually do fire anyone.

-------------------------------

The Koch Brothers only need to replace one specific group to effect change at the paper - the editors.  The editors are the ones who set the tone, pick headlings, write op-ed articles, clean out obvious editorializing in news articles, etc...

 

Posted by: junior at April 30, 2013 12:02 PM (UWFpX)

210 Posted by: ace at April 30, 2013 05:01 PM (LCRYB


o_O

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2013 12:02 PM (lVPtV)

211 I say we take up a collection.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at April 30, 2013 12:03 PM (1o6s9)

212 Is a Pebble Beach golf clap different from Augusta?
Posted by: dantesed at April 30, 2013 04:47 PM (PGXSM)



Pebble Beach is a public course.  Augusta National is VERY private.

Posted by: Vic at April 30, 2013 12:03 PM (53z96)

213 199 Jesus, what a bunch of idiots.
I lost my job about four years ago during the big crash. That began the hardest period of my life as I desperately scrabbled for a job - any job - that would pay the bills. I went on unemployment (oooh, hate my guts!)

Posted by: Fart at April 30, 2013 05:00 PM (2aB+q)


____________


I don't think anyone hates your guts. That what UI is for. Now had you been on UI for 99 weeks then switched over to welfare and food stamps and Medicaid for another 100 weeks....yeah lots of hate.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 30, 2013 12:03 PM (HDgX3)

214 "Half of LA Times Staff May Quit if Koch Brothers Buy the Failed & Undistinguished Newspaper"

If there's a downside, I'm not seeing it. Well, maybe just half is the downside.

But, yeah, they'll all quit at exactly the same time as when SCoaMF stops being SCoaMF.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at April 30, 2013 12:03 PM (eHIJJ)

215 I'm going to come a lung. Posted by: ace at April 30, 2013 05:01 PM (LCRYB) Annnnd stealing that. I cannot be the only one who thinks the Kochs are after this for the Spanish language paper, the real estate and the printing presses themselves, right? The actual physical property owned by the LAT has value apart from the brand of the paper itself.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Please? at April 30, 2013 12:03 PM (VtjlW)

216 Hey if half of them quit, anyone got an in with the Kochs?

I could totally take over medical reporting . And I need a job.
Posted by: tsrblke (work) at April 30, 2013 04:29 PM


I actually applied to write for the LAT before migrating Eastward (P.S. they never bothered to reply). I knew and worked with a few of the hacks employed there and figured I could take the beats of two of 'em and still have time to run another full-time business on the side. Let's just say the work load ain't strenuous.

But all y'all are deluding yourselves if you think any more than the most rabid handful would quit. Journos are whores: you pay, they blow. This is just the same kind of bullshit fake bravado sometimes displayed by commenters here (I'm referring to the "bring it on!" Komputer Kommando types).

Food or principles? They may be liberal dumbshits, but they ain't that stupid.

Posted by: MrScribbler at April 30, 2013 12:04 PM (mHrip)

217 I bet the Rashid Khalidi/Obama video would come up missing. Posted by: Dr Spank at April 30, 2013 04:58 PM (3+QKS) The sh*t's already crossed the Afghan border.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 30, 2013 12:04 PM (XYSwB)

218 Tell them "Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out!" Honest to God, we ought to be SEEKING this outcome at every opportunity!

Posted by: DiogenesLamp at April 30, 2013 12:04 PM (bb5+k)

219 The Koch Brothers are for gay marriage, for cuts to defense spending, for decriminalizing drugs.

And they want to repeal the Patriot Act

http://tinyurl.com/bvtolay

Posted by: Hepcat at April 30, 2013 12:04 PM (slkJy)

220 Obama walks back his Syria red line statement.

http://is.gd/8BCp9j


Posted by: Vic at April 30, 2013 12:05 PM (53z96)

221 BREAKING ------------------

MSNBC has signed Chris Matthews to a new, long-term contract with the channel, TVNewser has learned.

As part of the new deal, however, he will be ending “The Chris Matthews Show,” a syndicated public affairs show produced out of the NBC News DC bureau. The final edition of the program will air July 21.

Posted by: William Randolph Hearst at April 30, 2013 12:05 PM (e8kgV)

222 Posted by: Soona at April 30, 2013 05:01 PM (uISkR)

Probably a fair assessment for most corporations but my capitol city newspaper's ad revenue is its one saving grace for staying above water. If they didn't have people selling ads, they'd be beyond life support.

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at April 30, 2013 12:05 PM (tWmgi)

223 I bet the Rashid Khalidi/Obama video would come up missing. Posted by: Dr Spank at April 30, 2013 04:58 PM (3+QKS) I am virtually certain that this will occur. More likely, in order to maintain plausible deniability, they will accidentally "erase" it.

Posted by: DiogenesLamp at April 30, 2013 12:05 PM (bb5+k)

224 "I bet the Rashid Khalidi/Obama video would come up missing."

There would be a regrettable fire in the archives. Just before the sale closes.

They've guarded that tape like the crown jewels. They would not have acted that way if the tape's contents were not potentially very damaging.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 30, 2013 12:05 PM (gqT4g)

225 Let them all quite and lose their health care benefits and then see how good that bare bones obamacare deal is

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 30, 2013 12:05 PM (9Bj8R)

226 No lets be subtle about shit for once, no branding it the conservative newspaper. it's fucking news. those low info retards we're always losing in elections marinate in a sea of anti-conservative bias. you need to start spoon feeding them shit without telling them. anyone think the libs announced how left they were when they took these dying institutions over 40 years ago? Buy the paper make some editorial changes fire the worst of their columnists and act like it's the LA Times that it's always been.

Posted by: vote Lord Humungus 2016 at April 30, 2013 05:02 PM (BjJOB)


_________


DING DING!!


Even MSNBC doesn't call itself liberal. Yet every even slight of center right publication out there has to have in bold letters CONSERVATIVE NEWS. You're writing off 1/2 of the public right off the bat that way.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 30, 2013 12:05 PM (HDgX3)

227 I'm going to come a lung. Doesn't one typically expell those by coughing?

Posted by: fluffy at April 30, 2013 12:05 PM (JgpDI)

228 i got no problem with a repeal of the patriot act.

Posted by: vote Lord Humungus 2016 at April 30, 2013 12:05 PM (BjJOB)

229 There's no way that the Koch Brothers will end up purchasing the LA Times. It would make me far too happy to ever be permitted to happen. Posted by: junior at April 30, 2013 05:00 PM (UWFpX) If I were them, I would buy it just to burn it down to the ground. LAshes.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 30, 2013 12:05 PM (XYSwB)

230 216 I bet the Rashid Khalidi/Obama video would come up missing.
Posted by: Dr Spank at April 30, 2013 04:58 PM (3+QKS




What if it's found at the Times? 


I can't even imagine the celebration we'll have here.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2013 12:05 PM (lVPtV)

231 A comment over at HuffPost says that the L.A. Times is already right-wing.

Posted by: Hepcat at April 30, 2013 12:06 PM (slkJy)

232 OT - have you all seen the video(s) on Vimeo - 3801 Lancaster http://tinyurl.com/cs2nz4o Documentary with ongoing uploaded videos about some local interest story in Philadelphia.

Posted by: RWC at April 30, 2013 12:06 PM (fWAjv)

233 Annnnd stealing that.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Please? at April 30, 2013 05:03 PM (VtjlW)

Agreed. Thought I must say that I had to read it a couple of times to make sure I was arriving at its appropriate meaning.

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at April 30, 2013 12:06 PM (tWmgi)

234 If the Koch Brothers buy the LA Times, does that mean we get to see that khalid tape locked deep in the vault?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 30, 2013 12:07 PM (9Bj8R)

235 Doesn't this run contrary to the leftists' claim that media has a conservative bias because it is often organized as a for-profit corporation?  Aren't they demonstrating that the journalists themselves exercise their own discretion and don't take direction from, say, the Board of Directors with regard to the content of media?

Posted by: Alec Leamas at April 30, 2013 12:07 PM (nnkXw)

236 Good grief.  Juan Williams is on The Five. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2013 12:07 PM (lVPtV)

237 I have more respect for honesr hard workers in the food preparation and hotel cleanliness industry than I do for most reporters.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2013 12:07 PM (INYkK)

238 I don't mean to be rude, but if the Koch bros buy the LATimes, and then all the liberals quit (paring down the operational costs at no cost to the Koches), I'm going to come a lung. Posted by: ace at April 30, 2013 05:01 PM (LCRYB) You could auction it off. Just sayin'.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 30, 2013 12:07 PM (XYSwB)

239 230 A comment over at HuffPost says that the L.A. Times is already right-wing. Posted by: Hepcat at April 30, 2013 05:06 PM (slkJy) ___________ Oh shit, almost choked on the square I was eating while reading that. I think I might have coconut in my nasal passages now, thx. LO!

Posted by: tasker at April 30, 2013 12:07 PM (r2PLg)

240 There would be a regrettable fire in the archives. Just before the sale closes. They've guarded that tape like the crown jewels. They would not have acted that way if the tape's contents were not potentially very damaging. Posted by: torquewrench at April 30, 2013 05:05 PM (gqT4g) My thinking exactly.

Posted by: DiogenesLamp at April 30, 2013 12:07 PM (bb5+k)

241 230 A comment over at HuffPost says that the L.A. Times is already right-wing.

Posted by: Hepcat at April 30, 2013 05:06 PM (slkJy)


________


Dude some (many?) people at HuffPo and Kos think Obama is too right wing.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 30, 2013 12:07 PM (HDgX3)

242 A comment over at HuffPost says that the L.A. Times is already right-wing.

It ain't called huffpo for no reason.

Posted by: dogfish at April 30, 2013 12:08 PM (nsOJa)

243 And they want to repeal the Patriot Act Though I'm not down wit the other things, I'm A-OK with that one.

Posted by: imp at April 30, 2013 12:08 PM (nEvlG)

244 After watching some of it. If this fucker walks our society is irredeemable.

Posted by: RWC at April 30, 2013 12:08 PM (fWAjv)

245

What if they pick up ALL the Tribune Newspapers?

 

Imagine the heads exploding coast to coast?

Posted by: rd at April 30, 2013 12:08 PM (D+lxs)

246 _________ DING DING!! Even MSNBC doesn't call itself liberal. Yet every even slight of center right publication out there has to have in bold letters CONSERVATIVE NEWS. You're writing off 1/2 of the public right off the bat that way. Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 30, 2013 05:05 PM (HDgX3) And amazingly, I agree with Mr. Moo Moo.

Posted by: DiogenesLamp at April 30, 2013 12:09 PM (bb5+k)

247 Good grief. Juan Williams is on The Five. Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2013 05:07 PM (lVPtV) Has Brit Hume wandered out to smack him on the nose with a rolled up newspaper yet?

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Please? at April 30, 2013 12:09 PM (VtjlW)

248 Doesn't quitting your job make you ineligible for funemployment benefits?

Posted by: MikeTheMoose DOOMCASTER! at April 30, 2013 12:09 PM (0q2P7)

249 They're really tough -- right up until it comes time to pay the mortgage or make the car payment.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 30, 2013 12:09 PM (/WLC3)

250 247 Doesn't quitting your job make you ineligible for funemployment benefits? you bet your ass it does.

Posted by: vote Lord Humungus 2016 at April 30, 2013 12:09 PM (BjJOB)

251 I'm going to come a lung. Posted by: ace at April 30, 2013 05:01 PM (LCRYB) ************** Yep, it's going to take 15 years for your lungs to recover from the Malboros.

Posted by: tasker at April 30, 2013 12:10 PM (r2PLg)

252 If only the Koch brothers would buy the Atlanta Urinal/Constipation. 

All of metro Atlanta would be on suicide watch.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2013 12:10 PM (lVPtV)

253 >>> The actual physical property owned by the LAT has value apart from the brand of the paper itself.

The last time I visited an LA Times print facility they had some of the finest "world class" printing presses that money can lease, loan, buy.  Their real assets, at that time, were substantial.

Posted by: Fritz at April 30, 2013 12:10 PM (G9Mmf)

254 >>>>And amazingly, I agree with Mr. Moo Moo.

OH GAWD IT'S CATCHING I AGREE WITH HIM TOO!!!! RUN.... SAVE YOURSELVES!!!!

Posted by: MikeTheMoose DOOMCASTER! at April 30, 2013 12:10 PM (0q2P7)

255 I bet the Rashid Khalidi/Obama video would come up missing.

I'm pretty sure it's long gone.

Posted by: HeideRadieschen at April 30, 2013 12:10 PM (/kI1Q)

256 After watching some of it. If this fucker walks our society is irredeemable.

Posted by: RWC at April 30, 2013 05:08 PM (fWAjv)


Remember that they are pulling the jury pool from Philly.  And they probably are irredeemable.

Posted by: Vic at April 30, 2013 12:10 PM (53z96)

257 i doubt most of metro atlanta can even read.

Posted by: vote Lord Humungus 2016 at April 30, 2013 12:10 PM (BjJOB)

258 Hearing Juan Williams make my IQ drop 30 pts.

Posted by: dantesed at April 30, 2013 12:11 PM (PGXSM)

259 Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, who President Barack Obama tapped Tuesday to be the next transportation secretary, just declared Thursday “A Day of Reason” in his home city, and asked Charlotte’s citizens to observe the day. May 2 is traditionally the National Day of Prayer, a government-designated religious event designed to encourage people to “turn to God in prayer and meditation.” But Foxx argued in his proclamation May 2 was better served as A Day of Reason because “the application of reason, more than any other means, has proven to offer hope for human survival on Earth.” Several current and former lawmakers have also expressed their support for the day, including Rep. Michael Honda, D-Calif., Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., and former Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif. The American Humanist Association, whose slogan is “Good without a God,” created the National Day of Reason with the Washington Area Secular Humanists to raise awareness about government threats to religious liberty and up the profile of the non-religious community. Birds of a feather will al be praying their asses off in the end of days--you can take that to the bank!

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 30, 2013 12:11 PM (9Bj8R)

260 The world needs ditch diggers, too.

Posted by: Judge Smails at April 30, 2013 12:11 PM (Kkt/i)

261 256 i doubt most of metro atlanta can even read.



Excluding the projects, of course.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2013 12:11 PM (lVPtV)

262 All you snearing from your high horses at the LA Times? Yeah, you're the reason.

Posted by: t-bird at April 30, 2013 12:12 PM (FcR7P)

263 Yeah, no bias in such a "threat".

Posted by: Prescient11 at April 30, 2013 12:12 PM (tVTLU)

264 O/T but can't respond. Choices of snark overwhelming. *twitchtwitch* http://es.pn/ZRjOHX Let's just say that if this comes to pass, the jersey sales would be overwhelming.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Please? at April 30, 2013 12:12 PM (VtjlW)

265 Doesn't quitting your job make you ineligible for funemployment benefits?

Posted by: MikeTheMoose DOOMCASTER! at April 30, 2013 05:09 PM (0q2P7)



Depends on the State.

Posted by: Vic at April 30, 2013 12:12 PM (53z96)

266 A comment over at HuffPost says that the L.A. Times is already right-wing.
Posted by: Hepcat at April 30, 2013 05:06 PM


There was a time when the LAT was actually a right-wing paper. It supported Ike, Nixon and a number of other Republican-type politicos. It was a law-abiding, pro-law-enforcement, pro-America paper.

But that was back in the 1950s. It all changed about the time they started running Herblock's cartoons.

Posted by: MrScribbler at April 30, 2013 12:12 PM (mHrip)

267 Whine Williams acts like a petulant little kid.

Posted by: Craig Poe at April 30, 2013 12:12 PM (BVkEs)

268 19 They are basically admitting they are so far left wing that they couldn't stand having a boss that is a well known right wing fundraiser to the point they would quit their fucking jobs.

Think about that for a second.

And we are supposed to believe that somehow someway these people...WHO HOLD THEIR LEFT WING VIEWS WITH SUCH PRINCIPLE THEY WOULD QUIT THEIR FUCKING JOBS... can put their left wing views aside when they report the news?

Posted by: Mr. Pink at April 30, 2013 04:28 PM (++kZl)


thank you.  clear as a bell.

Posted by: willow at April 30, 2013 12:12 PM (nqBYe)

269 If the Koch Brothers buy the LA Times, does that mean we get to see that khalid tape locked deep in the vault? Geraldo's next hour long Especial.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2013 12:13 PM (GFM2b)

270 Agreed. Thought I must say that I had to read it a couple of times to make sure I was arriving at its appropriate meaning. Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at April 30, 2013 05:06 PM (tWmgi) I'm dense. Not actually getting it. Is he suggesting that he would have such a strong emission that it would expel a lung as an ejaculate?

Posted by: DiogenesLamp at April 30, 2013 12:13 PM (bb5+k)

271 Hearing Juan Williams make my IQ drop 30 pts. Posted by: dantesed at April 30, 2013 05:11 PM (PGXSM) LOL. I always envision a blank movie playing inside his head. He speaks only when fed the words.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 30, 2013 12:13 PM (XYSwB)

272 >>>I'm going to come a lung.

Hello emergency room...yes it's been four hours, more like eight actually.....yes six times already and it can still can be used to etch diamond....

Posted by: MikeTheMoose DOOMCASTER! at April 30, 2013 12:13 PM (0q2P7)

273 Posted by: DiogenesLamp at April 30, 2013 05:13 PM (bb5+k)

That's the long and the short of it, yeah.

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at April 30, 2013 12:14 PM (tWmgi)

274 In case these guy's haven't noticed, the economy's in rather bad shape. Especially in journalism.{/i] Especially in freaking California too! Take a hike and leave the Khalidi.

Posted by: Schwalbe: The Me-262 at April 30, 2013 12:14 PM (UU0OF)

275 GREELEY, Colo.—Two billboards in which images of Native Americans are used to make a gun rights argument are causing a stir with some residents who say the image is offensive and insensitive.

The billboards in this northern Colorado city show three men dressed in traditional Native American attire and the words "Turn in your arms. The government will take care of you."

Posted by: George Armstrong Custer at April 30, 2013 12:14 PM (e8kgV)

276 One of my Christmas cactuses is blooming.  Wonder if that's some sort of "sign."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2013 12:14 PM (lVPtV)

277 If the Koch Brothers buy the LA Times, does that mean we get to see that khalid tape locked deep in the vault? Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 30, 2013 05:07 PM (9Bj8R) Probably no. NOTHING must be permitted to reveal the Emperor as clothe-less.

Posted by: DiogenesLamp at April 30, 2013 12:14 PM (bb5+k)

278 If I bought the LAT, the first thing I would do...even before I got my parking space...would to very publicly fire every single reporter on the staff.

Posted by: MikeD at April 30, 2013 12:14 PM (iZiIb)

279 I wouldn't mind seeing that half  reduced to many of our plights.

I would like to see them work for a 1/3 of their prior wages and all that entails , how's that nice shiny car!

g'dbye

What about that swanky apt?

bye

Oh My what about missing all those Free galas!


hahahaha

Posted by: willow at April 30, 2013 12:14 PM (nqBYe)

280 Note the underlying message in what they are saying --


"The boss gets to decide what goes into the news."


Really?  No shit, Sherlock.


That is why I think the corporate media is the scum of the earth.   They do what the corporation wants them to do -- all the while telling us all how "anti-corporate" they are.  Bullshit.  If they were really "anti-corporate" they would be replaced by someone else.


Their job is to help certain people own the government -- which has the power to tax -- and that allows those people to own us.


Fuck them.  They are nothing but a bunch of Uncle Toms on the new government-model plantation.

Posted by: jc at April 30, 2013 12:14 PM (i8c5b)

281 I could use a job. Tase me bro!

Posted by: Rick Sanchez at April 30, 2013 12:15 PM (JoIcn)

282 275 One of my Christmas cactuses is blooming. Wonder if that's some sort of "sign."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2013 05:14 PM (lVPtV)



I think it means to start Christmas shopping.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/u][/s] at April 30, 2013 12:15 PM (X6akg)

283 The American Humanist Association, whose slogan is “Good without a God,” created the National Day of Reason with the Washington Area Secular Humanists to raise awareness about government threats to religious liberty and up the profile of the non-religious community. Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 30, 2013 05:11 PM (9Bj8R)


Idiotic slogan, as you can't spell Good without God. But then they never asked me, so.

Posted by: LizLem at April 30, 2013 12:15 PM (8wqqE)

284 Tami, yer killin' me here.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 30, 2013 12:15 PM (lVPtV)

285 Remember that they are pulling the jury pool from Philly. And they probably are irredeemable. Posted by: Vic at April 30, 2013 05:10 PM (53z96) I hope you're wrong. Before I was cynical and said that yeah, he'd walk because of race/ideology/stupidity of the jury pool. If this doesn't transcend that, well.

Posted by: RWC at April 30, 2013 12:16 PM (fWAjv)

286 "Two billboards in which images of Native Americans are used to make a gun rights argument are causing a stir with some" (pasty) "residents who say the image is offensive and insensitive."

Posted by: The Obsidian Owl at April 30, 2013 12:16 PM (tWmgi)

287 Let's just say that if this comes to pass, the jersey sales would be overwhelming. Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Please? at April 30, 2013 05:12 PM

The Omaha BEEF??????

Are they teh Ghey?

Posted by: MrScribbler at April 30, 2013 12:16 PM (mHrip)

288 GREELEY, Colo. Ah, Greeley, CO. Memories of the smell of dead cows, and cows, and more dead cows. And manure. If you've ever been there, you'll know what I mean. It's overwhelming.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 30, 2013 12:17 PM (XYSwB)

289 OH GAWD IT'S CATCHING I AGREE WITH HIM TOO!!!! RUN.... SAVE YOURSELVES!!!! Posted by: MikeTheMoose DOOMCASTER! at April 30, 2013 05:10 PM (0q2P7) I recall reading an article some time ago in which the author pointed out that liberals ALWAYS portray their assumed position as the NORMAL default position. I have long been in favor of this approach. It is one reason why I DETEST usage of the term "RED" to describe conservatives. It is using THEIR NARRATIVE.

Posted by: DiogenesLamp at April 30, 2013 12:17 PM (bb5+k)

290 Depends on the State. Yur right. Here in Pa an employee can quit if you tell him to drop down into a pit filled with explosive vapors and light a match. Then collect. Outside of that, not much they can do expect continue doing the job they were hired to do. But that's the 99% of the area of the state that does not include Philadelphia.

Posted by: Regular Moron [/i] at April 30, 2013 12:18 PM (feFL6)

291 >>>residents who say the image is offensive and insensitive.

Which means it's doing exactly what it's supposed to do. Expose liberal cognitive dissonance and make them uncomfortable with the amount of self lies they need to tell to keep believing in their system of tyranny.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose DOOMCASTER! at April 30, 2013 12:18 PM (0q2P7)

292 176 YOU have until 4:00 pm today to decide WHO gets voted off the island."

Then watch from behind a two way mirror at the hilarity that would ensue.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2013 04:54 PM (GFM2b)

That hilarity being all of the writers saving their own skin and voting all of the marketing and ad revenue folks out. Liberals have a firm grip on economics, don't ya know...
_____

Any bets on whether the liberal/white//MA degreed/ writers would volunteer to take the hit in the interests of "diversity"?

Posted by: Bucktard at April 30, 2013 12:20 PM (Xv7f/)

293 The American Humanist Association, whose slogan is “Good without a God,” created the National Day of Reason with the Washington Area Secular Humanists to raise awareness about government threats to religious liberty and up the profile of the non-religious community. Birds of a feather will al be praying their asses off in the end of days--you can take that to the bank! Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 30, 2013 05:11 PM (9Bj8R) I am always amused at the antics of Atheists who believe that the societal stability which created them would continue to exist without the influence of Judeo-Christian religion. Past history of Atheist regimes killing millions simply does not sink in for them.

Posted by: DiogenesLamp at April 30, 2013 12:20 PM (bb5+k)

294 new one

Posted by: Vic at April 30, 2013 12:20 PM (53z96)

295 Here's the problem:

How do you replace them? Seriously.

How many non-liberal reports are there in the world:  2?  3?  10?

Posted by: Strife at April 30, 2013 12:20 PM (Ul1S7)

296 The Khaldi tape is likely lost in a tragic boating accident. If I were the Koch Bros, and I wasn't really serious about owning those rags; I would condition my bid on the tape: $600M for the tape, $5M for the papers. Make it the story, not their worthless scribblers.

Posted by: Jean at April 30, 2013 12:20 PM (LBUCy)

297 How many non-liberal reports are there in the world: 2? 3? 10 Well you've got the Saudi papers and Pravda.

Posted by: Jean at April 30, 2013 12:21 PM (LBUCy)

298 IIRC that gun control billboard only had one person complain about it.

Posted by: Vic at April 30, 2013 12:21 PM (53z96)

299 Good, then they can fire the other half.

Posted by: rplat at April 30, 2013 12:22 PM (U/Ao5)

300 OT:  I keep reading Ace's hash pronounced as  L'Crib, which is oddly appropriate.

Posted by: madamemayhem at April 30, 2013 12:23 PM (S2RnE)

301 that just raises the purchase price ...

Posted by: JeffC at April 30, 2013 12:23 PM (A3tpD)

302 GREELEY, Colo.—Two billboards in which images of Native Americans are used to make a gun rights argument are causing a stir with some residents who say the image is offensive and insensitive. The billboards in this northern Colorado city show three men dressed in traditional Native American attire and the words "Turn in your arms. The government will take care of you." Posted by: George Armstrong Custer at April 30, 2013 05:14 PM (e8kgV) Saw that. It's hilarious. I understand why they are pissed though, it makes them look like naive boobs.

Posted by: DiogenesLamp at April 30, 2013 12:23 PM (bb5+k)

303 If I bought the LAT, the first thing I would do...even before I got my parking space...would to very publicly fire every single reporter on the staff. Posted by: MikeD at April 30, 2013 05:14 PM (iZiIb) This.

Posted by: DiogenesLamp at April 30, 2013 12:23 PM (bb5+k)

304

Do they realize that their quitting will actually increase the company in value FOR THE BUYER? Seriously.  In M&A, there is a negotiated price based on the assumed assets and liabilities at the time of agreement.  Employee payroll is simply a liability (although the argument can be made that some employees with unique skills are assets as well).  Hence, if the deal is predicated on "X" payroll liability and soon afterward, "X" is cut in half at minimal one time expense, the new owner's liabilities are immediately reduced. Note that in the Obamacare economy, this actually drags a lot of overhead out the door too! (Bonus baby!)  Lower operating costs = high (evil) profit AND faster recovery of capital investment. 

 

This doesn't mention the obvious operational value of clearing disgruntled deadwood from the workplace. In other words, L.I.B.

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at April 30, 2013 12:23 PM (pDRpv)

305 If this happens I hope the Kochs don't make any drastic sweeping changes. You don't want the LAT to become "the right wing newspaper". Keep it as is for 6-12 months. Then slowly start making small changes. And editor here, a writer there.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 30, 2013 12:24 PM (HDgX3)

306 Fuck them. They are nothing but a bunch of Uncle Toms on the new government-model plantation. Posted by: jc at April 30, 2013 05:14 PM (i8c5b) I am beginning to see things this way as well. National Socialism has a certain allure to those big enough to attract governmental inbreeding.

Posted by: DiogenesLamp at April 30, 2013 12:25 PM (bb5+k)

307 301 GREELEY, Colo.—Two billboards in which images of Native Americans are used to make a gun rights argument are causing a stir with some residents who say the image is offensive and insensitive.

The billboards in this northern Colorado city show three men dressed in traditional Native American attire and the words "Turn in your arms. The government will take care of you."

Posted by: George Armstrong Custer at April 30, 2013 05:14 PM (e8kgV)


Saw that. It's hilarious. I understand why they are pissed though, it makes them look like naive boobs.

Posted by: DiogenesLamp at April 30, 2013 05:23 PM (bb5+k)


__________________


Insensitive = liberal point of view smacked upside the head

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 30, 2013 12:26 PM (HDgX3)

308 I didn't know anybody used  the LA Times anymore except the landscapers who have no TP and are battling diahrrea after breakfast at the Taco Truck.

Posted by: wth at April 30, 2013 12:26 PM (wAQA5)

309 258 Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, who President Barack Obama tapped Tuesday to be the next transportation secretary, just declared Thursday “A Day of Reason” in his home city, and asked Charlotte’s citizens to observe the day.

May 2 is traditionally the National Day of Prayer, a government-designated religious event designed to encourage people to “turn to God in prayer and meditation.”

But Foxx argued in his proclamation May 2 was better served as A Day of Reason because “the application of reason, more than any other means, has proven to offer hope for human survival on Earth.”

Several current and former lawmakers have also expressed their support for the day, including Rep. Michael Honda, D-Calif., Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., and former Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif.

The American Humanist Association, whose slogan is “Good without a God,” created the National Day of Reason with the Washington Area Secular Humanists to raise awareness about government threats to religious liberty and up the profile of the non-religious community.

Birds of a feather will al be praying their asses off in the end of days--you can take that to the bank! ************************************** An aetheist is merely someone who has not truly faced death.

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at April 30, 2013 12:28 PM (pDRpv)

310 Half will quit because they know they will be fired anyway. Conservatives actually want production from their workers.

Posted by: Mekan at April 30, 2013 12:38 PM (zG16+)

311 WWFD: What Would Fletch Do?

Posted by: Chuck at April 30, 2013 12:39 PM (1oE9r)

312 new thread up

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 30, 2013 12:40 PM (piMMO)

313 Great idea, because we know how reasonable and what such great humanitarians the people in governments of Mao, Stalin and Castro have been. Controlling, repressive states are always so reasonable./sarc

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2013 12:41 PM (INYkK)

314 Is this before or after they move to Canada?

Posted by: ParisPaBooooosh at April 30, 2013 12:42 PM (R3g62)

315 304 If this happens I hope the Kochs don't make any drastic sweeping changes. You don't want the LAT to become "the right wing newspaper". Keep it as is for 6-12 months. Then slowly start making small changes. And editor here, a writer there. Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 30, 2013 05:24 PM (HDgX3)


start with the editors. Supposedly there ARE a few journalists with aspirations to be woodward/bernstein, speak truth to power and point out corruption. They write articles exposing this, but it never gets past the editor's desk because, does not fit narrative. Editors first, then sanity to follow.

Posted by: LizLem at April 30, 2013 12:44 PM (8wqqE)

316 The Khalidi tape doesn't matter. Obama got elected, got re-elected, and now he's bulletproof. What damage can a video of him praising a terrorist Jew-hater do? You could play it on continuous loop on every network for a week and it wouldn't matter.

Posted by: Trimegistus at April 30, 2013 12:52 PM (jIHVp)

317 I worked for a small city paper that changed ownership right and left over the years.
I didn't quit over the various owners' political stances.
I stayed on because keeping the paper in business was important -- if it went under there'd only be one other paper in town, and how could anyone trust a news monopoly?

I was young and idealistic and probably a bit naive, but I like to think I had more principle than these whining LA Times reporters.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at April 30, 2013 12:55 PM (bYRF2)

318 Suckers.

Posted by: Starboardhelm at April 30, 2013 01:05 PM (hHgxI)

319 Name a right wing cartoonist?   Chris Muir from DbD

Posted by: Big V at April 30, 2013 01:12 PM (0KqMz)

320 199 Jesus, what a bunch of idiots.
I lost my job about four years ago during the big crash. That began the hardest period of my life as I desperately scrabbled for a job - any job - that would pay the bills. I went on unemployment (oooh, hate my guts!) and I took shitty part time jobs so I could go to college and get an IT degree.

Now, four years later I have a job. Yeah, I'm only a junior network administrator but it's in my field and it pays well. My employers are a bunch of lefties but if you think I'm going to quit my job without another job to leap to just because I disagree with the boss's politics you're fucking nuts. I've been in the goddamned wilderness and it's not fun.

Posted by: Fart at April 30, 2013 05:00 PM (2aB+q)


I don't believe anyone on the right would hate your guts for unemployment use in this case.  It's a safety net, not a hammock.

Posted by: assault flounder at April 30, 2013 01:15 PM (Kkt/i)

321 I figure if the Koch's buy that paper, they'll fire half the people that work there. Dear LA Times - the reason you are failing is BECAUSE of your staff.

Posted by: blindside at April 30, 2013 01:36 PM (x7g7t)

322 "Ah, Greeley, CO. Memories of the smell of dead cows, and cows, and more dead cows. And manure."

Someone who lived there not too long ago said that Greeley is home to a whole bunch of mojados now. True or false?

Posted by: Blacque Jacques Shellacque at April 30, 2013 02:26 PM (vd7A8)

323 Long may they f****** themselves.

Posted by: Call Me Ishmael at April 30, 2013 02:39 PM (p4U6S)

324 It's called addition by subtraction.

Posted by: WannabeAnglican at April 30, 2013 02:42 PM (F1wnk)

325

GREELEY, Colo.—Two billboards in which images of Native Americans are used to make a gun rights argument are causing a stir with some residents who say the image is offensive and insensitive.

 

Fuck sensitivity. Only pussies are sensitive.

 

And those clowns can go right ahead and be offended. That's just a plus, in my book.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 30, 2013 03:10 PM (IDSI7)

326 As a resident of Southern California, nothing could make me happier! The extent of the L/A. Slimes editorial policy after 9/11 was "George Bush is a war criminal, murderer, No blood for oil, etc." If the Koch brothers succeed, the worst that will happen is that balance will be restored to this once great newspaper, a sort of print version of Fox News. Here is the good news: The L.A. Slimes has been on life support for the last few decades. They are bleeding subscribers and losing millions in ad revenues in the past decade. Even on the Left Coast, The Slimes is swirling the bowl descending into bankruptcy. It could not happen to nicer newspaper!

Posted by: Leonard Jones at April 30, 2013 05:02 PM (oYR/Y)

327 Half are going to quit?

Oh no!  I'll bet they're all the GOOD ones!

Posted by: Steve O at April 30, 2013 05:38 PM (Orxpy)

328

Hey!  I think you are actually missing an important point here;

*what severence benefits?*

Koch's would be fools to buy into any existing union contract . . . they need only wait a little for a pre-packaged bankruptcy that wipes out current labor contracts, then impose management that will do what needs to be done.

Posted by: CAPT Mike at April 30, 2013 05:53 PM (65fud)

329
test test test test

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