The Los Angeles Times is up for sale.
The super rich Koch brothers are considering buying it.
The Koch brothers are very conservative.
The far left Daily Kos and other far left organizations and personalities are concerned. In fact so concerned that the Kos and the California based Courage Campaign Institute tried to buy an ad in the left leaning LA Times, expressing their concerns about bias in the news media.
The far left progressives want the news media to stay as it is. "Unbiased." Right.
These two groups went to place an ad in the LA Times that began with, "We Need News, Not More Spin".
The Times declined their ad and their money. Now the far left progressives are outraged.
While the influence of newspapers has diminished, along with revenues, they are still read by tens of millions of people across America.
It has been said, "People care about what newspapers tell them to care about." And generally, newspapers strongly advocate for the liberal agenda and secular causes, often undermining conservative values and the people who hold those values.
The wealthy, conservative Koch brothers are not the only ones interested in the LA Times and the Chicago Sun as well.
The story behind this story is both humorous and troubling. And you can't make this up.
It has been said of the newspaper business, "When the legend becomes fact, print the legend."
Brent Bozell, head of Media Research Center who follows the media and media bias says, "It's funny that the Daily Kos crowd serves up a diet of counter-factual radical spin and nonsense, such as how the Tea Party is a gaggle of racist Nazis. They just argued that Fox News is 'a clear and present danger', because they weren't running enough live coverage of President Obama being applauded by supporters in Israel."
This same Kos crowd insist that the Koch brothers are disqualified from owning a newspaper because they're conservative and "they bankroll the Tea Party. They deny global warming. They buy politicians and bust unions."
The pain of the left continues. The super rich, conservative Koch brothers are not the only parties interested in buying the LA Times, and possibly the Chicago Sun Times as well.
Rupert Murdock, the owner of Fox, The Wall Street Journal and a host of other properties is also interested.
The Daily Kos, Jon Stewart, the Courage Campaign Institute and others are throwing a temper tantrum over their ad being rejected by the present ownership of the LA Times and the possibility of losing their "legitimate" news source and it being taken over by a "spin" group.
Someone in the Yakima Valley would say, "These people don't know up from down."
But I think they do. They know exactly what they're doing. What the left says is most often not what the left means or wants.
Rev. Charles Spurgeon once said, "Newspapers are the Bibles of worldings. How diligently they read them! Here they find their law and profits, their judges and chronicles, their epistles and revelations."
The news media, newspapers included, has become a consistent ally and advocate for the most secular progressive agendas. They fear losing that, even to a fair or balanced approach to news.
Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City, is also very rich. He owns Bloomberg Media. He also buys political candidates. He recently spent $2.2 million on ads in Chicago to defeat Democrat Debbie Halvorson in the race to replace Jessie Jackson, Jr. in the House of Representatives. Bloomberg did not oppose Halvorson because she is a Democrat, but because she is a pro-gun advocate. He has also been accused of "busting unions." But there is no outrage toward him because he generally carries the water for the left. If he didn't, he would be biased.
The left claims to be the defenders of free speech---but they can't stand it when a conservative owns a news media outlet.
The far left claims that the conservative media produces propaganda, while the left just produces news.
Yet when the left leaning news media isn't far enough left, they challenge them, even though they are complicit in the left's social agenda.
Mark Twain, who was once editor of a small town Missouri newspaper famously said, "If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper you're mis-informed."
Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.