At a Los Angeles Times in-house awards ceremony a week ago, columnist Steve Lopez addressed the elephant in the room.
Speaking to the entire staff, he said, “Raise your hand if you would quit if the paper was bought by Austin Beutner’s group.” No one raised their hands.
“Raise you hand if you would quit if the paper was bought by Rupert Murdoch.” A few people raised their hands.
Facing the elephant trunk-on, “Raise your hand if you would quit if the paper was bought by the Koch brothers.” About half the staff raised their hands.
Is that supposed to be a bad thing?
Call it the Koch Sequester — across the board cuts in otherwise unemployable journalistic ideologues, self-imposed by people who fancy themselves more important than they really are.
As Prof. Reynolds notes happened with regard to the real Sequester, the cuts will barely be noticed by America.DONATE
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