Thursday, February 16, 2006


Knight-Ridder newspapers are up for sale.   But the possible buyers and backers are unexpected.   The Newspaper Guild-Communications Workers of America will be financed by Yucaipa.

I guess we should not be surprised.   To begin with, the newspaper unions helped drive out competition in the 1960s with long strikes against other newspapers to give us single newspaper cities.   The remaining newspapers, like the Los Angeles Times, are ultra-liberal with an unfailing allegiance to the Democrat party, left liberalism, the cult of celebrity, and advocacy journalism.   Everything, in fact, except good newspapers.

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