Lopez to Geffen: take my paper, please

In his column today, Steve Lopez reflects on the David-Geffen-wanting-to-buy-the-LAT-rumors.:

Those of us who work here are split as to whether we’d prefer local ownership by an ego-driven private wannabe who doesn’t know what he’s doing, or corporate geniuses based somewhere in the Midwest. Given the size of our own egos, we all believe, naturally, that an employee-owned newspaper is the way to go. But the unbridled enthusiasm wanes after a water-cooler conversation that usually runs something like this:

“You got any money?”

“No, you?”

Ah, if only David Geffen would buy FishbowlLA.