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Please join with Daily Kos and Working Families by signing our petition supporting the journalists and staff at the Los Angeles Times who are willing to quit their jobs if Charles and David Koch purchase the newspaper.

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Beverly Fjobhunting (86)
Monday May 13, 2013, 11:24 pm
Right-wing super villains Charles and David Koch are looking to purchase media outlets in order to create new mouthpieces for their propaganda. Staffers of the Los Angeles Times, one of the media outlets targeted by the Koch brothers, are not taking this lying down.

Two weeks ago, at an in-house awards ceremony for Los Angeles Times staff, columnist Steve Lopez asked everyone in attendance, "Raise your hand if you would quit if the paper was bought by the Koch brothers."

About half the staff raised their hands, perhaps dooming the sale of the newspaper to the Kochs.

Tell the staff of the Los Angeles Times–

We stand in solidarity with you in opposition to the Koch Brothers purchasing the Los Angeles Times. Thank you for taking a stand.

Judy C. (102)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 1:58 am
Signed, with message of support. Thanks, Beverly.

Giana Peranio-Paz (407)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 3:55 am
Noted and happily signed.

Carole K. (200)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 11:14 am
Noted & signed. TY, Beverly!

Dandelion G. (386)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 11:57 am
Unfortunately that would leave vacancies that would quickly fill in with the right wing mouthpieces they are looking for. The media slept so long without exposing what was going on now it is coming to slice their own throats for remaining quiet.

We will have to go back to the small independent news magazines and not place them on the public markets in order to get the information out. This slow creep of removing the pillars of our Institutions are at the end game now. It is only a matter of time before we have no major sources to speak from, but the human spirit prevails, it is only a shame that people will have to loose so much before the majority of them will wake up one day to what they lost. It will be a long climb back.

Beverly Fjobhunting (86)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 6:44 pm
Dandelion, the odds are that's part of the Koch plan anyway, replace the current staff with their own. I've seen banks do that, a new bank takes over, promises the current employees they will keep their job, but soon all those former employes are replaced. But I do give a pat on the back to these people ~ standing up against the big guys isn't easy, especially when it comes to your job, so I do give them a lot of credit for basically telling the Kochs "screw you!."

Sara W. (107)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 3:01 pm
Gladly signed. Thanks!

W. C. (8)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 11:52 am
Thank you.

Nancy M. (198)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 12:02 pm
Signed and noted.

David C. (241)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 12:35 pm
done, thanks.

Barbara K. (69)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 12:50 pm
S & N, thank you for the post.

David Menard (43)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 1:41 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 2:16 pm
Glad to sign. Noted. Thank you, Beverly.

Birgit W. (159)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 2:27 pm

Deborah W. (6)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 3:38 pm
Personal choice ... takes guts if you believe.

Judith Hand (55)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 4:51 pm
Noted, signed and commented.

Robert Tomlinson (62)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 6:31 pm
Signed earlier and Noted!

Hartson Doak (39)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 8:10 pm
This is no different than Rupert Murdock's buying up media outlets. I stopped buying or reading or listening to these papers or stations. If the Koch Brothers buy a local outlet and it starts spewing misinformation or out right lies, then I'll vote with my wallet , again.

Debra Van Way (12)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 9:30 pm
Why don't these two creeps do the world a favor and drop dead already and take their evil cronies with them. Signed, noted and commented with big bravo to the staff against this.

Lloyd H. (46)
Friday May 17, 2013, 11:53 am
Previously signed.

Sharon Davidson (373)
Saturday May 18, 2013, 6:02 am
all sighned and noted thank you

Jason Flint (5)
Monday May 20, 2013, 3:51 pm
signed and noted

Yvonne F. (180)
Monday July 22, 2013, 9:57 am
SIGNED!!!!! Thanks Beverly
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