Sunday, March 17, 2013

Because The Corporate Media Isn't Biased Enough

It looks like Charlie Sykes' White Christmas is doomed.

The Koch Brothers are tired of his and the other media's failures to control the thoughts of the people and are taking matters into their own hands:
Right-wing funders and business industrialists David and Charles Koch may purchase the Tribune Company newspapers, which include the Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, and the Los Angeles Times. The brothers are “interested in the clout they could gain through the Times’ editorial pages,” the Hollywood Reporter notes. Responding to the report, a spokesperson for Koch told the website that the brothers are “constantly exploring profitable opportunities in many industries and sectors”:

Missy Cohlmia, a spokeswoman for Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC, issued the following statement to THR: “As an entrepreneurial company with 60,000 employees around the world, we are constantly exploring profitable opportunities in many industries and sectors. So, it is natural that our name would come up in connection with this rumor. We respect the independence of the journalistic institutions referenced in today’s news stories, but it is our long-standing policy not to comment on deals or rumors of deals we may or may not be exploring. ”

The Los Angeles Weekly was the first to report that the Kochs could be mulling the purchase of the newspaper assets, which make up $623 million of the company’s $7 billion holdings.
Can you even imagine what that would be like?

The only news would be written by the likes of Brian Sikma, Brian Fraley, David Blaska, Charlie Sykes, James Wigderson and Kevin Binversie.  I shudder at the amount of drivel and corporate BS which would come with that.

On the bright side, you would still have independent news services and citizen reporters like us to turn to. (Now if I could only make money doing this so I could do it full time...)

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