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Friday, September 4, 2009

Libertarians Fear Losing O.C. Register's Editorial Voice

Excerpts from a Sep 3. article on the O.C. Register site by Peggy Lowe:

The parent company of the Orange County Register filed for bankruptcy this week. So what does that mean for the capital-L Libertarian slant on the editorial page?

Freedom Communication’s bankruptcy filing calls for the founding Hoiles family, which has owned the newspaper company since 1935, to give up control to the banks. That, depending on who buys the papers, could change the editorial direction away from the family’s longstanding Libertarian views that have been heralded in all 33 daily papers in the chain.

Although a sale doesn’t seem imminent, given the economy and the state of the newspaper industry, leading Libertarians were dismayed at the news of the possible loss of a leading voice for their philosophy. Libertarians support individual freedoms over government intervention, focus on personal property rights and champion broad civil liberties. [...]

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