I admit it, I admit it: there’s a dark joy in seeing an opposition newspaper being almost forced to hand over op-ed space for a piece that they never, ever wanted to publish. Case in point for today? The LA Times. I wonder how much of the bottle of cheap whiskey they chugged before they allowed this op-ed to hit the printers:
Obama is ducking a leader’s duty
Although most Americans oppose the GOP’s shutdown strategy, for the good of the nation President Obama needs to show a leader’s courage and take ideas from his opposition.
Continue reading LA Times grudgingly publishes op-ed calling for @barackobama to cave.
“…so go die in a fire.”
Our endorsements for the Democratic and Republican primaries for governor and U.S. Senate remain. We now realize that we inadvertently saved the worst races for last. Perhaps the general election campaign will spur the candidates for the state’s most important offices to dig deeper and to present voters with rational plans to move California forward or to represent it in Congress, but in the primary phase, it’s impossible to forthrightly back any of them.
I may be paraphrasing there.
Via Instapundit, via Mickey.
He might settle for the LA Times, though.
(Via Patterico) Not at all likely, but definitely funny:
Murdoch on the prowl for print sales
NEW YORK — Rupert Murdoch’s counterintuitive quest to invest in print media helped drive away longtime lieutenant Peter Chernin.
And now that Chernin can’t intercede, does Murdoch want to follow News Corp.’s $5 billion buyout of Dow Jones by gobbling up the struggling New York Times Co.?
The answer appears to be yes, as impossible as present economic conditions make it for most deals of any kind to get done.
Continue reading Murdoch rumored to be after the New York Times.