If the Kochs Buy the Times

Posted on May 11, 2013 by

Could the Los Angeles Times become a mouthpiece for Tea Party paranoids to crusade against progressive L.A.?

If the Koch Brothers buy our local paper and hand over the editorial board to conspiracy-minded conservative extremists, imagine headlines like these:

Campaign Launched for Compulsory Unionism
Labor Socialists Campaign to Seize Your Paycheck

Public Transit Extremists Want Car-Free Downtown
Would Ban Private Autos Monday through Friday

Hollywood Liberals Steer Hate-America Propaganda
Wealthy Malibu Leftists Fund Anti-USA Movement

A Homeless Shelter Next Door?
Advocates Target Middle-Class Neighborhoods

L.A.’s Public Schools Crusade Against God
The Gay Curriculum Takes Over the Classroom

Health Department’s War on Obesity
Will the County Outlaw Coke, Pepsi and 7-Up?

O.K., they’d be a bit more subtle.  But the threat is no joke.  Anti-Koch forces will be out in force in the L.A. Federation of Labor protest on May 14.  How would a Koch-owned Times cover that demonstration?

Comments (5)


  1. Bill Thomas says:


    Put simply, the Koch brothers are bad for democracy. If the Los Angeles Times is sold to the Koch brothers, I will cancel my 7 day per week subscription and encourage others to do the same.

  2. Cal Valentine says:

    I would love to see the Koch brothers buy the L.A. Times. If only to watch Barbara Streisand’s head explode.

  3. carol cassell says:

    Cal, Are you really mostly clueless? Selfish? Or just trying to be funn?

  4. nodrama says:

    Clueless and selfish.

  5. Stella Resnick says:

    You gave me the best chuckle of the day. Too bad it wouldn’t be so funny if it happened. It would be tragic.

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