reporters and editors thought things could only get better after half a decade of bankruptcy following the diabolical mismanagement of the evil gnome Sam Zell, they were in for a rude awakening Sunday when the
New York Times
about how Charles and David Koch, cackling heirs to an oil fortune who are better known as right-wing activists, stand a good chance of buying the whole of the Tribune Company, including
, and folding it into their burgeoning evil empire.
took a look at the
. Zell was a
whose enormous ego was matched only by his stunning incompetence; the Kochs are much more sinister: effective planners whose vision of a US peopled by serfs and ruled by oligarchs is already close to reality. So close, in fact, that buying Tribune Co., as the
notes, "would be a financially diminutive deal for Koch Industries." It's all too much for one 20-year
media blogger Jim Romenesko to vent on the litany of disasters visited on the paper. "It would be nice for the House of Horrors ride to stop," the journo said, adding:
Well, we wouldn't give the Fox News founder that much credit, but we feel the
vet's pain and hope for the best for the hardworking, long-suffering staff.