Another Paper Profiles KFI's John And Ken's Power In State Politics
June 6, 2011 at 6:50 AM (PT)
JOHN AND KEN's power in CALIFORNIA has gotten more attention from the print media with an article in SUNDAY's SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS examining the CLEAR CHANNEL Talk KFI-A/LOS ANGELES afternoon team's influence over state politics and JOHN KOBYLT's recent about-face in dropping his opposition to a proposed special election on the issue of extending a group of tax increases beyond their expiration date. The show's power in the state has been the subject of several major newspaper profiles in recent years.
KOBYLT told the MERCURY NEWS' BRUCE NEWMAN that "I've changed my mind" on the election, although he remains bitterly opposed to the tax extensions, which would cost Californians an average of $2,000 per person per year and are being sought by SACRAMENTO Democrats in order to close the state's deficit while maintaining spending in some programs; polls showing voters heavily against continuing the tax increases gave KOBYLT the confidence that an election would result in the taxes' defeat.
"CALIFORNIA's democracy is crooked," KOBYLT said in discussing the probability that unions and Governor JERRY BROWN will spend up to $60 million on ads to convince voters to agree to the tax hikes. "It's corrupt, it's broken, it's absurd."
Read the profile by clicking here.