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To: John Jorsett
I just sent the following to the LA Time's reader's representative
Disgraceful recall coverage
Your obvious bias in assigning two teams of investigators to Schwarzenegger and none to Davis is appalling. Jill Stewart has noted in a 1997 article that Davis has been accused of physical violence against office staff, but do you check it out? Noooo. This transparent flacking for a particular side in the recall election is an embarrassment to the profession of journalism.
To: John Jorsett
Here is my letter:
Your paper should be renamed the Pravda. It's so refreshingly retro to be as unilateral as Saddam's voting base, isn't it? We see Davis spokesmen on TV claiming they had "nothing to do" with the hit pieces you cleverly keep releasing on Arnold Schwarzenegger. How Clintonianly true of them; the whole truth is that you and Governor Davis have the same goal: for him to remain in power.
I was waiting to see the heavy-duty tabloid research articles on Davis and Bustamante. The former was accused of physically abusing staff members to the point of them needing hospitalization, and the latter has used the N-word in public (it can't be a slip if you do not use the word at all) and never repudiated Mecha's racist mission statement. Alas. Only one candidate has to have his reputation and honor ripped to shreds in the paper.
You're the number one paper in L.A. so I guess you are like that old Saturday Night Live spoof commercial: "We don't care. We don't have to. We're the [L.A. Times]." A fine thing to be proud of. Just don't call this oldest profession you perform journalism.
posted on 10/05/2003 12:41:32 PM PDT
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