When Rupert Murdoch, whose company now owns Fox News, purchased the Chicago Sun-Times in 1984, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Mike Royko quit the paper and jumped to the Chicago Tribune.


Royko said: “No self-respecting fish would want to be wrapped in a Murdoch paper…[H]is goal is not quality journalism. His goal is vast political power for Rupert Murdoch.”


I’m reminded of that story by THIS REACTION to rumors that right-wing libertarian brothers Charles and David Koch might buy a group of newspaper that includes the Los Angeles Times:


At a Los Angeles Times in-house awards ceremony a week ago, columnist Steve ...

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When Rupert Murdoch, whose company now owns Fox News, purchased the Chicago Sun-Times in 1984, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Mike Royko quit the paper and jumped to the Chicago Tribune.

Royko said: “No self-respecting fish would want to be wrapped in a Murdoch paper…[H]is goal is not quality journalism. His goal is vast political power for Rupert Murdoch.”

I’m reminded of that story by THIS REACTION to rumors that right-wing libertarian brothers Charles and David Koch might buy a group of newspaper that includes the Los Angeles Times:

At a Los Angeles Times in-house awards ceremony a week ago, columnist Steve ...

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