we are the .10000!

In an attempt to make sure neither the Koch brothers nor Rupert Murdoch obtain ownership of the Tribune Company and its major assets like the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times, a liberal group has started a crowd-funding campaign to raise enough money to outbid both potential buyers and, in their belief, “take back the media.”

“The only people who are bidding on [the Tribune Company] right now are infamous right-wing Billionaires,” the campaign says, “who are likely to pay something around a $660 Million pricetag to control a big slice of trusted news media.”…

UPDATE:
Way to cut that fraction in half, folks! We’re now over 1/10,000th the way there.

JR wonders how they got non-proft approval so quickly……………

19 Comments!

  1. Colonel Jerry USMC
    Posted May 17, 2013 at 12:50 pm |

    When we get control of the fucking LA Times, I am gonna call one of the Koch brothers and ask that he add “Lil Abner” to the Sunday funny papers!

  2. SondraK, Queen of my domain
    Posted May 17, 2013 at 1:04 pm |

    ^ *clap*clap*clap*

  3. geezerette
    Posted May 17, 2013 at 1:23 pm |

    I would like to know who got non-profit approval over the ones who didn’t. That would be the answer to everything.

  4. Hopefulone
    Posted May 17, 2013 at 1:31 pm |

    “other98.com” is a pinko organization funded by… (still looking)
    They list campaigns to impeach Clarence Thomas, “kill big oil’s welfare check,” and “Dump Dimon” (of the NY Fed). They have an “about” page listing bios for greenpeace/moveon/occupy types. There’s a blurb about some guy named Chris Hedges, whom I will label an “Occupy journalist.” Colgate University, Harvard Divinity, and a “Unitarian” (aka atheist with a church to go to). Green party.

    So, how did they get a 501(c)…anything? They may not have. They just say:
    “Donations are tax-deductible. Contact us at info@other98.com with any questions.”
    Maybe they’re like vomit’s brother and they can take the contributions as tax-deductible and have the IRS back-date the approval by 2 years. (Yes, vomit’s brother got that “taken care of.”)

  5. DougM (ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ)
    Posted May 17, 2013 at 1:39 pm |

    Whaaat, Soros isn’t interested?

  6. Posted May 17, 2013 at 2:03 pm |

    The naievete’ of the commenters is absolutely classic.

    “If they don’t meet their mark of $660Million, they are going to refund everybodies’ money”

    Get money back from a Leftie? Sure, that’s gonna happen…..

  7. mojo
    Posted May 17, 2013 at 2:11 pm |

    If they can come up with the cash, sell it to them. Or start a bidding war.

    But they can’t. It’s a publicity stunt, with zero hope of success.

  8. Posted May 17, 2013 at 2:19 pm |

    And you’ll get a free unicorn with every donation!

  9. mojo
    Posted May 17, 2013 at 2:20 pm |

    This genius doesn’t quite have that “honeymoon” thing down.

  10. ZZMike
    Posted May 17, 2013 at 4:11 pm |

    I’ll throw in my $2 to become a part owner of the Times. I wonder if that’ll give me a free subscription. If I get one, I’ll buy a bird and a cage.

    Hopefulone: Digging a little into their staff:

    The Team

    “John Sellers: John Sellers is co-founder of The Other 98%, a founding partner of Agit-Pop Communications, and President of the Ruckus Society.”

    The Ruckus Society is an anarchist group. Their history is online.

    “Andrew Boyd: … a founding partner of Agit-Pop Communications, an award-winning subvertising agency serving the progressive netroots,…”

    “Samantha Corbin: … direct action trainer with The Ruckus Society … Throughout the Fall of 2011, she has been organizing and training with Occupy Wall Street….”

    “Ericka Taylor: … began her political career as an organizer with the DC chapter of ACORN … ”

    That’s a motley a crew as anyone could imagine.

  11. mojo
    Posted May 17, 2013 at 4:24 pm |

    Also penniless, except for daddy’s money, as a rule.

  12. Stick
    Posted May 17, 2013 at 5:02 pm |

    OK, so I said after Nov. 6 that Romney shouldn’t have wasted his campaign budget, just buy NBC.

    Seriously.

    Who has the money? Occupy?

    Of course he didn’t have the cajones to run this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGVcnal2Wq8

  13. rickn8or
    Posted May 17, 2013 at 5:05 pm |

    Maybe the non-profit can buy both newspapers.

    With the same people running the papers as today, in six months the Koch brothers will be able to buy it for ten cents on the dollar.

  14. Hopefulone
    Posted May 17, 2013 at 5:58 pm |

    Another thing, if these anarchist goofs were to get the money, who would run it? Them? Ha! They can’t even manage their allowance.

  15. The Digital Hairshirt
    Posted May 17, 2013 at 6:14 pm |

    Isn’t Al Gore going to come to their rescue? He’s got the scratch, now . . .

  16. Whitehall
    Posted May 17, 2013 at 7:18 pm |

    The female on the video was just too precious.

    If you don’t think like her, you’re just not part of the in-crowd and you won’t get invited to ANY parties!!!

    Leftists as high schoolers – again.

  17. CAPT Mike
    Posted May 17, 2013 at 10:32 pm |

    Guess I gotta disagree. I think it would be *wonderful* for libs to gather great gobs of $$$ and then buy the LA Times, or even all of Tribune. That’s money not spent on other poltical activities . . . and in a couple/three years they wind up bankrupt and the Koch’s can take over as ‘Debtor’s in Possession.”

    Hi Doug (5) and Stick (12): They are asshats and a miserable prog & squishy GOPer, but they’re also rich and wouldn’t waste the money . . . :)

    Mojo (9) has the Link of the Day!

    Best Regards,

  18. Thunderbottom
    Posted May 18, 2013 at 6:38 am |

    One of the first things that I noticed in the video was the “support (traitor) Bradley Manning” ad on the back of that tabloid she was reading.

  19. drew458
    Posted May 18, 2013 at 8:02 am |

    “He was asking for tree-fiddy. I said, Get outta my house, ya damn Loch Ness monsta!”

    “I gave him a dolla.”

    A dolla? Dammit woman!