Billionaire philanthropists Charles and David Koch announced earlier this year their interest in purchasing the Los Angeles Times, much to the chagrin of the newspaper’s staff.
Now, three city council members have joined the paper’s staff in protesting the possible sale.
“Three Los Angeles City Council members — including a candidate for mayor — asked their colleagues Tuesday to consider pulling city pension money from the investment firms that own the Los Angeles Times if they sell the publication to buyers who do not support ‘professional and objective journalism,’” the L.A. Times reports.
Wait, city council members are now defining what constitutes “professional and objective journalism”?
“Councilman Bill Rosendahl, who called for the council to act, said he was motivated by recent news reports that billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch are among those interested in buying the newspapers,” the report notes. Read more via The Blaze...
Here's the original stories from last fall:
J.R. ELLIOTT: 'I Wonder If The LA Times Will Release The Obama Tape They Have Been Hiding For 5 Years?'
Oh, and just for fun...