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  • Clinton would make a sober, smart and pragmatic president. Trump would be a catastrophe. (tr)

    09/25/2016 7:01:45 AM PDT · by dayglored · 60 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | Sep 23, 2016 | L.A. Times Editorial Board
    (Original title: Hillary Clinton would make a sober, smart and pragmatic president. Donald Trump would be a catastrophe.) American voters have a clear choice on Nov. 8. We can elect an experienced, thoughtful and deeply knowledgeable public servant or a thin-skinned demagogue who is unqualified and unsuited to be president. Donald J. Trump, a billionaire businessman and television personality, is the latter. He has never held elected office and has shown himself temperamentally unfit to do so. He has run a divisive, belligerent, dishonest campaign, repeatedly aligning himself with racists, strongmen and thugs while maligning or dismissing large segments of...
  • L.A. Times Stunned by Diversity of Volunteers at Trump H.Q.

    09/14/2016 7:33:12 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 108 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/14/2016 | ADELLE NAZARIAN
    The Los Angeles Times paid a visit to Donald Trump’s Southern California headquarters in Long Beach on Monday and was stunned by the diversity of volunteers who are committed to seeing him win the Golden State and the presidency. “It was as if the whole thing had been staged, in Cambodia Town, no less, to belie the notion that Trump’s appeal is largely limited to older white males,” the Times‘s Steve Lopez wrote. In Long Beach, one of America’s most diverse cities, that same diversity was reflected in Trump’s supporters at his Southern California headquarters. Lopez spoke with a woman...
  • State governments lament that citizens are actually getting health coverage

    05/18/2015 3:19:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 18, 2015 | by Michael Hiltzik
    One of the more bizarre spectacles of U.S. government in the modern age is the sight of political leaders complaining that a public program is actually working. In many states that expanded Medicaid and even some that rejected expansion under the Affordable Care Act, enrollment has significantly exceeded projections. To some political leaders, for some reason, this is supposed to be a bad thing. Some Republican governors are in effect calling it "an 'I told you so' moment". In Michigan, for instance, first-year enrollment was projected at 323,000, but enrollment topped out at 605,000. Illinois expected 199,000, and has ended...
  • Former LA Times Editor New Communications Director for CA Dems

    04/15/2015 1:22:20 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 12 replies ^ | 15 April 2015 | William Bigelow
    On Tuesday, Christopher Cadelago, political reporter in The Sacramento Bee‘s Capitol Bureau, revealed another example of exactly how strong the links remain between the mainstream media and the Democratic Party, tweeting: Michael Soller, a former editor on the op-ed pages at the L.A. Times, named communications director for @CA_Dem. — Christopher Cadelago (@ccadelago) April 14, 2015 Soller has impeccable leftist credentials; in addition to his pontifications for the Times, he has worked for the Service Employees International Union and the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, and graduated from UC Berkeley. Soller, of course, was no fan of George...
  • Poll to Free, LA Times: Do you support Startbucks' gun stance?

    09/20/2013 4:32:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    LA Times ^ | 18 September, 2013 | LA Times
    Vote totals are pretty low at the moment: Yes (supports Starbucks anti-gun policy) 57% 899 votes No (against Starbucks anti-gun policy) 43% 675 votes
  • Garcetti: ‘I Think HuffPo Should Buy The LA Times’

    07/12/2013 10:23:41 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies ^ | July 12, 2013 9:04 AM
    LOS ANGELES ( — After just two weeks in office, Mayor Eric Garcetti has waded into the debate over a potential sale of the Los Angeles Times. In an interview recorded on Wednesday, Garcetti told the Huffington Post’s Jacob Soboroff he remains opposed to a bid by billionaire businessmen David and Charles Koch to buy the Times, which has the fourth-highest daily circulation in the U.S. “I’d rather see local ownership,” Garcetti said. “Outside of them specifically, I think HuffPo should buy the L.A. Times.” “Arianna, you heard the Mayor,” Soboroff replied, in reference to Arianna Huffington, the Post’s chair,...
  • Koch brothers want to make your newspaper their megaphone

    05/01/2013 9:02:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 81 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 5/1/13 | David Horsey
    The people of Los Angeles would be up in arms if some out-of-town billionaires tried to buy the Dodgers and institute a rule that only right-handers could play on the team. Petitions would be signed, protests would be organized and politicians would rise up to condemn the sale. It would be nice if there were a similar outcry at the prospect of the Koch brothers buying the Los Angeles Times. After all, as exciting as it may be for a city to have a major league sports team, a good newspaper is a far more valuable asset.
  • Report: Half of staff may quit LA Times if right-wing Koch brothers buy paper

    04/30/2013 1:25:10 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 168 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 30, 2013 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Call their bluff. Break the left’s media monopoly. Then rename the paper the “Los Angeles Kochtopus,” just to spite them. At a Los Angeles Times in-house awards ceremony a week ago, columnist Steve Lopez addressed the elephant in the room… Facing the elephant trunk-on, “Raise your hand if you would quit if the paper was bought by the Koch brothers.” About half the staff raised their hands. Perhaps one brave Times reporter would go public with a story killed by the new owners. She would lose her job, and it would be written about in The New York Times. And,...
  • Report: Half of staff may quit LA Times if right-wing Koch brothers buy paper

    04/30/2013 2:13:57 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4-30-2013 | Allahpundit
    Call their bluff. Wherever you stand politically, we can all agree on that, right? If you’re a liberal, you want to see the fair, balanced, impartial LA Times newsroom rise as one and walk out in protest of having to work for libertarian oligarKKKs. If you’re a conservative, you want them gone for different reasons, partly as a smoking gun of bias and partly because it’ll clear the decks to hire more neutral reporters. And if they don’t walk out, that’s okay — their cheap bravado will have been exposed in all its cheapness. Call their bluff. Break the left’s...
  • How the L.A. Times can stop the Koch Brothers

    04/26/2013 10:11:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/26/2013 | Steve Pearlstein
    The Koch brothers have become the nation’s leading cheerleaders for free markets where consumers, employees, entrepreneurs and investors are free to pursue their own selfish interests without interference from government or unions or anyone else for that matter. Now comes word that the billionaire brothers want to buy up Los Angeles Times, one of the nation’s last remaining quality newspapers, or its parent, the Tribune Co., which has only recently emerged from bankruptcy reorganization following the disastrous takeover by real estate mogul Sam Zell. All this has come to a head because the bottom-fishing hedge funds that grabbed control of...
  • What would the Koch brothers do to the Los Angeles Times?

    04/24/2013 6:24:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/24/2013 | Harold Meyerson
    On May 21, Los Angeles voters will go to the polls to select a new mayor. Who will govern Los Angeles, however, is only the second-most important local question in the city today. The most important, by far, is who will buy the Los Angeles Times. The Times is one of the eight daily newspapers now owned by the creditors who took control of the Tribune Co. after real estate wheeler-dealer Sam Zell drove it into bankruptcy. Others include the Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun, the Orlando Sentinel and the Hartford Courant. The Tribune board members whom the creditors selected...
  • We agree, global warming propaganda shouldn’t be in schools

    02/21/2012 2:18:16 PM PST · by landsbaum · 9 replies
    Our friends up the freeway at that Los Angeles newspaper courageously have come out against asking “teachers to lie to” students about global warming. We agree. Teachers should stop repeating the Al Gore mantra that the world has a fever and that it’s our fault. Except, sadly, that’s not what the L.A. Times meant...
  • Layoffs Coming to LA Times Pressroom (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    08/16/2011 6:39:08 PM PDT · by abb · 23 replies
    Fishbowl LA ^ | August 15, 2011 | Pandora Young
    A Times pressroom is being further downsized “in response to the decline in revenue and page counts.” Ten union pressroom employees will be laid off at the end of August. The LAT pressroom has been hit hard by layoffs in the past. Last year the paper closed their Orange County printing facility as a cost-cutting measure. There are currently about 127 pressroom employees at the one remaining printing facility The full email from management is included after the jump. The email below was found at the union blog Save Our Trade. Ronnie Pineda GCC-IBT Local #140N As we have previously...
  • Critics Fume Over Intensity of News Coverage for Palin...(Politico Admits Double Standard for Palin)

    06/10/2011 7:23:12 PM PDT · by kristinn · 83 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Friday, June 10, 2011 | Jeremy W. Peters
    SNIP Scores of journalists descended on Juneau this week in preparation for the release of the e-mails. deputized 40 volunteers, chosen with the help of the League of Women Voters and the Retired Public Employees of Alaska. They were the reinforcements for the team of two journalists from the Web site and six more from NBC News who flew to Juneau. The New York Times and The Guardian sent reporters armed with scanners and then solicited readers’ assistance. Politico enlisted a dozen editors, reporters and interns who worked as a team from their Northern Virginia newsroom “plowing through” the...
  • LA Times Won’t Release Obama-Khalidi Tape But Posts 24,000 Sarah Palin Emails

    06/10/2011 11:37:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    rwn ^ | June 10, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    In 2008 The LA Times withheld a video that contained footage of Barack Obama celebrating with a group of Palestinians who were openly hostile towards Israel. Barack Obama reportedly even gave a toast to a former PLO operative, Rashid Khalidi, at this celebration. This was something the LA Times hid from the American public before the election. The media refused to release the video. Terrorist Bill Ayers, Barack Obama and his good friend Jew-hater Rashid Khalidi There were also reports that terrorists Bill Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn were at the same Jew-bash.
  • Palin emails released to throng of waiting reporters (30 journos/ 20 news groups/ 3 camera crews)

    06/10/2011 11:02:20 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 10, 2011 | By James Oliphant
    Thousands of records detailing Sarah Palin's tenure as governor of Alaska were released Friday to a waiting throng of journalists at a state office building in the capital of Juneau. Palin's political action committee issued a statement as the documents were released to the public. "The thousands upon thousands of emails released today show a very engaged Gov. Sarah Palin being the CEO of her state," said the treasurer of SarahPAC, Tim Crawford. "The emails detail a governor hard at work. Everyone should read them." About 30 journalists, along with three camera crews, had been crammed into a small space...

    06/10/2011 12:39:27 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 74 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | 10 June 2011 | Jeff Head
    THE MSM & THE LEFT ENLIST READERS TO HELP SMEAR SARAH PALINOR...OH HOW THEY HATE HER! By: Jeff Head, 6/10/2011 [SARAH 2012] - [SARAH-IMMIGRATION] - [BEST FRIEND] - [NOW,NOW,NOW] - [PALIN HIDING?] - [FAREWELL AS GOV] If you didn't need any more proof to the contrary, the left, the mainstream media (who in large represents the left), the DNC, and many establishment, RINO politicians are scared to death of Sarah Palin and will do anything in their power to keep her from becoming President of these United States, or even intertaining the prospect. Witness the actions today, the 10th of...
  • L.A. Times to post database of Palin emails

    06/09/2011 5:28:33 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 149 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 9, 2011 | Deirdre Edgar
    <p>As Washington bureau reporter Matea Gold reported, the state of Alaska is scheduled to release more than 24,000 pages of Sarah Palin's emails Friday from her time as governor.</p> <p>The emails will span the beginning of Palin's term, in December 2006, through Sept. 30, 2008, which is when media outlets requested them. It has taken since that time to fulfill the records request.</p>
  • Flashback: LA Times Withholds Video of Obama Toasting Former PLO Operative at Jew Bashing Dinner

    05/20/2011 8:14:30 PM PDT · by jsdjason · 17 replies · 1+ views
    The mainstream media are willfully ignoring many questionable ties and friendships of Barack Obama. The list does not end with the radical racist preacher Jeremiah Wright and unrepentant domestic terrorist William Ayers. They have totally ignored Obama campaigning for the socialist revolutionary Raila Odinga in Kenya. They have also ignored his ties with radical Islamic extremist Khalid Al Masour. LA Times takes things to the next level. They are going beyond the level of ignoring to the level of willfully witholding informative evidence from the public. The associate of Barack Obama in question this time is Rashid Khalidi, a former...
  • MUSLIM WORLD: Young European man explains why he converted to Islam (Marxist turns to Islam)

    11/01/2010 3:21:39 PM PDT · by Steve Van Doorn · 35 replies
    latimes ^ | October 30, 2010 | Alexandra Sandels
    Why would a left-leaning young man from one of the world's most secular and liberal countries choose to become a pious Muslim? The 34-year old Swedish music teacher from Stockholm, who asked that his last name not be published, attempted to explain his decision, describing it as the culmination of a long journey searching for faith and him solidifying his religious beliefs that he couldn’t always place. What’s the appeal? In part, Malcolm said, Islam fits in well with his left-wing views. ”In that sense, Islam fits me really well,” he said. “I am completely against capitalism.”
  • Whitman expands primary lead; Fiorina pulls out from the pack

    05/29/2010 7:59:52 PM PDT · by IMissPresidentReagan · 14 replies · 361+ views
    The LA Times ^ | 05/29/2010 | Cathleen Decker
    Whitman and Fiorina lead the primaries, according to new poll. "Whitman leads Poizner 53% to 29%, with less than two weeks to go before the June 8 primary, the poll found. But head to head against Brown, she trails 44% to 38%." "In the primary's other highlight, the race for U.S. Senate, Republican Carly Fiorina has vaulted into a clear lead over her main primary opponent Tom Campbell, 38% to 23%. In third was Chuck DeVore at 16%. In March, Campbell had a narrow lead over Fiorina."
  • LA Times Curtails Print Edition Amid Recession, Falling Readership (A sad day for America...NOT)

    01/31/2010 1:44:21 PM PST · by Mark · 13 replies · 565+ views ^ | 1/31/2010 | Editor: Deng Shasha 2010-01-31 11:00:04 LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30 (Xinhua) -- Long-time readers of the West Coast-based Los Angeles Times, the second-largest metropolitan daily newspaper in circulation in the United States, will find Monday morning a smaller and thinner edition on the doormat. People who are interested in business news of the newspaper will be disappointed as the usual stand-alone business section no longer exist, and stories will be incorporated into a comprehensive format. This is in response to the fact that the paper is consolidating its printing operations at its plant in the Los Angeles produce district, and is laying off...
  • NY TIMES Reveals Another US State Secret

    08/21/2009 9:05:49 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 3 replies · 772+ views
    Why would the New York Times divulge information that could prove harmful to the national security of the United States? Is it so consumed is it by hatred of anything outside their left wing agenda that the paper actually wants America to lose the war on terror. One case in point was an article the Times published on June 30, 2008, Amid U.S. Policy Disputes, Qaeda Grows in Pakistan, which quoted from a "highly-classified Pentagon order" describing internal disputes at the Pentagon over plans to capture Osama Bin Laden and defeat al Qaeda. In June 2006, both The New York...
  • Bail out journalism (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    04/09/2009 8:26:34 AM PDT · by abb · 28 replies · 844+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 9, 2009 | Rosa Brooks
    This will be my last column for the L.A. Times. After four years, I'll soon be starting a stint at the Pentagon as an advisor to the undersecretary of Defense for policy. snip Like everyone else whose livelihood is linked to the newspaper industry, I've been watching, appalled, as newspapers continue their death spiral, with dwindling circulations and thousands of layoffs. Here at The Times, the editorial staff is down to almost half the size it was in 2000. Often, as I've watched talented colleagues get the ax, I've suspected that I've only lasted this long because as a freelancer...
  • [Insert Amusing Blog Post Title Here Once Post Is Written]

    03/30/2009 8:16:45 AM PDT · by Mojave · 10 replies · 458+ views
    Patterico's Pontifications ^ | 3/28/2009 | Patterico
    Ah, the professionalism and layers of editors at the Los Angeles Times.
  • LAT's Rutten Smears Pro-Life Catholics, Misrepresents Notre Dame-Obama Scandal

    03/29/2009 1:39:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies · 986+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 28, 2009 | Dave Pierre
    If the Los Angeles Times' Tim Rutten is determined to establish himself as one of the nation's worst journalists when it comes to writing on the issues of abortion and Catholicism, he's doing a helluva job. His latest column on the Obama-Notre Dame controversy unfairly characterizes pro-lifers and misrepresents the scandal. Here's how Rutten portrays pro-life Catholics who are protesting President Obama's appearance at Notre Dame: Some people just won't be happy until the Inquisition has office space again and kindling is being piled up around the local stakes. Puh-leeze. Rutten is completely ignorant to the fact that those who...
  • LA Times male sports reporter "becomes" a woman. Luckily, he didn't have sex-change surgery!

    03/26/2009 5:43:42 PM PDT · by massmike · 34 replies · 2,487+ views ^ | 3/26/2009 | n/a
    In April, 2007, LA Times sports reporter Mike Penner came to work and announced that he was going to start coming to work dressed as a woman, and use the name Christine Daniels. And that's what he did. For eighteen months "she" was a darling of the transgender world. "She" gave speeches to homosexual groups, was profiled in Sports Illustrated, and was honored for having such "courage" to come out as a woman. And "Christine Daniels" continued to cover and write about sports for the LA times. All we can say is, it's a good thing he didn't quite get...
  • 'L.A. Times' to Cut 70 in Newsroom, Reorganizes to Four Sections

    01/30/2009 1:39:33 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 30 replies · 908+ views
    That's about 11% of the editorial staff. "Other departments at The Times will be undertaking similar cost-saving measures, some more painful than the ones we will experience," says Times editor Russ Stanton. Eddy Hartenstein's MemoColleagues: As you know from reading our front page and our homepage, not a day goes by that we don't give our readers the latest news and analysis on the deepening troubles of the US economy. The same challenges that face the companies we report about also are affecting us. We need to implement changes to our flagship print product, and throughout our organization, that will...

    12/15/2008 7:57:03 AM PST · by Welcome2thejungle · 12 replies · 394+ views
    December 15,2008 | Welcome2thejungle
    As the parent company of the Los Angeles Times, Tribune, filed for bankruptcy last week, I was wondering what happened to the holdings of that newspaper's founding family, the Chandlers, who received a hefty bloc of Tribune stock as part of the deal. As a loyal and faithful reader of the LAT for nearly a quarter of a century, I must say I wasn't surprised. When I began reading the paper on a regular basis in the early 1980s,it was not nearly as partisan and liberal as it is today. Back then it did endorse an equal number of Democrats...
  • LA Times SUPER FReep - Mon, Nov 3, 9AM - Noon. Come Make History. Don't Miss It!!!

    11/02/2008 5:08:41 AM PST · by RaginApache · 27 replies · 1,122+ views ^ | 11-01-08 | RaginApache
    "Conga the LA Times" Monday, November 3, 2008 9AM – NOON is continuing the LA Times protest to inspire the newspaper to finally release its Khalidi-Obama video. Senator Obama was allegedly taped toasting former PLO spokesperson, Rashid Khalidi. Please join us for an hour, or all three, to demand that the LA Times fully disclose all information regarding presidential candidate Barack Obama. "Conga the LA Times" Monday, Nov 3, 2008 9AM - NOON. Bring your own flags, cameras, and signs. Travel via Metrolink is recommended. LA Times HQ 202 West 1st St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 The Los...
  • LA Times no longer has a Washington bureau (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    11/01/2008 1:33:21 PM PDT · by abb · 31 replies · 902+ views
    Poynter Online ^ | November 1, 2008 | Jim Romenesko
    This is a memo from a Los Angeles Times staffer to eight colleagues. At the source's request, I've deleted names Sent: Fri 10/31/2008 2:29 PM From: [Name removed] To: [Names removed] Subject: The worst yet: Tea with Doyle [McManus, LAT DC bureau chief] Gang, Well, let’s just say it's bad in every way it can be bad. Basically, the LAT no longer has a Washington bureau and we will be under the control of the Tribune Co., much like McClatchy is run. The much-touted 3-man committee was basically used to vote the LAT down 2-1 every time. The formal announcement...
  • Picket LA Times TODAY!! 10-30-08 @ 3:00 PM(Mission:Release Rashid Khalidi vid)

    10/30/2008 8:49:16 AM PDT · by SeafoodGumbo · 18 replies · 600+ views
    Freedom March ^ | 10-30-08 | Freedom March
    We're off to visit the LA Times. Keep the Picket in the media. Los Angeles Times 202 W. 1st St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 Phone: (213) 237-5000 Fax: (213) 237-7679 Bring Video Cameras!
  • Contact the LA Times' Advertisers (re Rashid Khalidi)

    10/26/2008 6:07:23 PM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 4 replies · 402+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | October 26, 2008 | Charles Johnson
    The Bookworm Room has put together a list of contact addresses for the Los Angeles Times’ advertisers and owners, to ask them to demand that the Times release the video of Barack Obama being praised by former PLO spokesman Rashid Khalidi at a party attended by Obama, radical Palestinian activists, and Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn: Contact information for companies that advertise in the LA Times. 8
  • The public must never see this tape

    10/26/2008 12:22:15 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 59 replies · 2,301+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 25 Oct 08 | Thomas Lifson
    Gateway Pundit avers that Peter Wallsten of the Los Angeles Times confirmed to him in a telephone call that his newspaper has a videotape of Barack Obama at an event with Rashid Khalidi at which Israel-bashing takes place. According to Wallsten the evening not surprisingly turned into a classic Jew-bash: "During the dinner a young Palestinian American recited a poem accusing the Israeli government of terrorism in its treatment of Palestinians and sharply criticizing U.S. support of Israel. If Palestinians cannot secure their own land, she said, "then you will never see a day of peace." One speaker likened "Zionist...
  • LA Times: McCain Shouldn't Complain About ACORN

    10/20/2008 9:40:11 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies · 993+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | October 20, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    Let's see. ACORN has been submitting thousands of fraudulent voter registrations and is being investigated by the FBI. However, if you are John McCain you should just keep your mouth shut and not complain about it. That is the absurd assertion of an editorial in today's Los Angeles Times (emphasis mine): John McCain committed a malicious misrepresentation in the last presidential debate when he claimed that ACORN, the liberal activist group, "is now on the verge of maybe perpetrating one of the greatest frauds in voter history in this country, maybe destroying the fabric of democracy." As ACORN acknowledges, it...
  • Caught In An AP Lie: Dan Eggen/WP & Johanna Neuman/LA Times

    09/24/2008 6:29:49 PM PDT · by an amused spectator · 26 replies · 1,075+ views
    Free Republic and Online News ^ | September 24, 2008 | AP anon, Dan Eggen & Johanna Neuman
    On an earlier thread (Laura Bush: Palin lacks foreign policy experience (AP spin and not even close to accurate)), Freeper nuvista revealed that the Associated Press took a Laura Bush/CNN interview and deliberately distorted it to make a hitpiece they could spread all over the Net. Unfortunately, YouTube has a copy of the very same interview, proving beyond a doubt that the interview was distorted to make Laura Bush "say" something she didn't say: YouTube: Laura Bush: "Thrilled" About Sarah Palin Upon searching for the anonymous AP author of the hitpiece, I discovered that Dan Eggen of The Washington Post...
  • John Edwards Scandal Finally 'Pierces' LAT Blogs

    08/08/2008 5:45:22 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 51 replies · 83+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 8, 2008 | P.J. Gladnick
    Mark August 7, 2008 on your calendars. That was the day that the John Edwards scandal finally "pierced" the Los Angeles Times blogs following an earlier e-mail from Times editor Tony Pierce muzzling his staff (emphasis mine): Because the only source has been the National Enquirer we have decided not to cover the rumors or salacious speculations. So I am asking you all not to blog about this topic until further notified. The historic occasion for this Edwards scandal to "pierce" the LAT blogs was the looming Democratic convention in which Edwards role there could prove very embarrassing as noted in my...
  • Might McCain pull out of Iraq faster than Obama? [LAT barf]

    07/22/2008 10:44:28 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 9 replies · 32+ views
    The Los Angeles Times - Top of the Ticket ^ | 2008-07-22 | Nicholas Riccardi
    A surrogate for John McCain made a leftward feint on a campaign conference call today, suggesting that the presumptive Republican nominee might pull troops out of Iraq sooner than Barack Obama. "He’d like troops to come home earlier than 16 months if the conditions allow it," Rep. Heather Wilson, (R-New Mexico), said of McCain.
  • Tribune's Second Shoe Drops: 'L.A. Times' Publisher Quits (Dinosaur Media Death Watch)

    07/14/2008 4:14:44 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 11 replies · 119+ views
    EDITOR & PUBLISHER ^ | July 14, 2008 | E&P Staff
    Los Angeles Times Publisher David Hiller resigned Monday, just hours after the editor of the flagship Chicago Tribune, Ann Marie Lipinski, announced she was quitting. Hiller’s resignation brought an end to a tumultuous 21-month tenure at the paper in which two Los Angeles Times editors quit amid huge staff reductions, and his attempt to move the newspaper’s monthly magazine from the newsroom to the business side revived memories of the 1999 Staples Center “revenue-sharing” controversy. No successor was named. The resignation was reported on the Times Web site, which did not quote Hiller. He was not immediately available for comment....
  • L.A. Times Publisher David Hiller resigns (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    07/14/2008 12:35:55 PM PDT · by abb · 42 replies · 488+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 14, 2008 | Michael A. Hiltzik
    Los Angeles Times Publisher David Hiller resigned today after a 21-month tenure that included the departure of two Times editors and plans for the sharpest staff and production cuts in the newspaper's history amid a continuing slide in advertising revenue. Tribune Co. -- which owns The Times and other media assets, including the Chicago Tribune and KTLA-TV Channel 5, and the Chicago Cubs baseball team -- named no successor to Hiller. Hiller was the third Times publisher named since the newspaper was acquired in 2000 by Chicago-based Tribune. He succeeded Jeffrey M. Johnson, who lost his job after publicly resisting...
  • SPJ - why the news is warped

    06/25/2008 5:30:02 PM PDT · by Manfred the Wonder Dawg · 18 replies · 130+ views
    the Society of Professional Journalists ^ | 25 Jun 2008 | Manfred the Wonder Dawg
    I caught a bit of "The Factor" on TV. Dick Morris was talking about his new book (don't recall the title). In discussing the book, Morris mentioned the Society of Professional Journalists, which has established explicit guidelines for members - guidelines that affect the manner in which the "news" is presented to a largely unsuspecting public. For example, on this page the SPJ explains why one should not use the term "illegal immigrant". A sample: Both national and local media regularly refer to undocumented immigrants as illegal immigrants, or the most inflamatory phrase, illegal aliens (as if they came...
  • Too large a Democratic advantage in new L.A. Times/Bloomberg poll?

    06/25/2008 5:40:03 PM PDT · by keepitreal · 34 replies · 281+ views
    LA Times Blog ^ | June 25, 2008 | Don Frederick
    A well-known Republican research firm argues that the voter pool tapped for the new L.A. Times/Bloomberg poll was too skewed toward Democrats -- a challenge that causes the GOP strategists to question the double-digit lead the survey gave Barack Obama over John McCain. The case against the poll, laid out in a memo sent out today by Public Opinion Strategies, in turn sparked a response from survey director Susan Pinkus, who stood by its methodology and findings. (snip) Pinkus, like most nonpartisan pollsters, rejects that notion. Discussing the current survey, she says, "The poll was weighted slightly, where necessary, to...
  • LA Times Cover Up?

    03/13/2008 6:35:55 AM PDT · by hilaryrhymeswithrich · 31 replies · 1,293+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | March 13, 2008 | Scott Swett
    Members of the radical group Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) are busy preparing to host a new “war crimes” conference next month in Washington. The event, billed as Winter Soldier: Iraq & Afghanistan, takes its title from the IVAW’s namesake and mentor, the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW). However, information has now come to light that profoundly undermines the VVAW’s original atrocity claims.
  • (Fired Editor) O'Shea's remarks to (LA Times) newsroom (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    01/21/2008 12:48:21 PM PST · by abb · 16 replies · 100+ views
    LA Observed ^ | January 21, 2008 | Kevin Roderick
    Departing L.A. Times editor Jim O'Shea addressed the newsroom this morning and reiterated that he was pushed out and did not quit. He also criticized Tribune's priorities, and said that — like every suit Tribune sent here before him except Publisher David Hiller, incidentally — he came to the conclusion while in L.A. that the best future strategy is to grow the Times not shrink it. From: OShea, James Sent: Monday, January 21, 2008 10:53 AM To: yyeditall Subject: I made these farewell remarks in the newsroom today and I wanted to share them with everyone in case they took...
  • Coulter's anti-Semitic comment too dangerous to ignore

    10/14/2007 10:41:22 PM PDT · by freedomdefender · 257 replies · 226+ views
    LA Times ^ | Oct 13 2007 | Tim Rutten
    Perhaps the best response came from the Anti-Defamation League, which called Coulter's comments "outrageous, offensive and a throwback to the centuries-old teaching of contempt for Jews and Judaism. The notion that Jews are religiously inferior or imperfect because they do not accept Christian beliefs was the basis for 2,000 years of church-based anti-Semitism. While she is entitled to her beliefs, using mainstream media to espouse the idea that Judaism needs to be replaced with Christianity and that each individual Jew is somehow deficient and needs to be "perfected" is rank Christian supersessionism and has been rejected by the Catholic Church...
  • Free Our Talib (Los Angeles Time Idiots Want Traitor John Walker Lindh Pardoned) MEGA-BARF ALERT

    07/30/2007 1:49:58 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 33 replies · 1,118+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/29/2007 | Los Angeles Times Editorial Board
    The concept of mercy spans testaments and faiths, and any system of justice requires the embrace of mercy for leavening and legitimacy. In this case, justice has been served by Lindh's time in prison. Now Bush is uniquely positioned to grant mercy, for while many will long argue over the effectiveness of his war on terror, none question his commitment to it. By giving Lindh a commutation, Bush could prove that his war is, as he often and properly asserts, not against Islam but against those who seek to harm America. Lindh never sought to harm his country; he has...
  • Managing Editor Doug Frantz leaving The (LA) Times (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    06/28/2007 3:55:25 PM PDT · by abb · 8 replies · 334+ views
    Los Angele Times ^ | June 28, 2007 | Roger Vincent
    Managing Editor Doug Frantz will leave The Times, Editor James O'Shea announced this morning. Frantz's last day will be July 6. The former foreign correspondent served 20 months as one of the paper's top editors. "I felt like I had done as much as I could in this job," Frantz said. He does not have another position yet, but he would like to return to being a reporter. "My true love is reporting and writing," he said. Frantz did not offer an explanation for his resignation. "This is a great newspaper filled with great people," he said. "I'm sure it...
  • “Facts” disappearing without a trace from LAT bombshell on Fred’s abortion lobbying

    07/09/2007 3:28:45 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 48 replies · 2,136+ views
    HOTAIR.COM ^ | 7/9/07 | Allahpundit
    “Facts” disappearing without a trace from LAT bombshell on Fred’s abortion lobbying posted at 5:11 pm on July 9, 2007 by Allahpundit Send to a Friend | printer-friendly Jim Geraghty posted this more than two hours ago. How on earth is it not already all over the right-wing blogosphere? As luck would have it, I myself blockquoted that story at length and can confirm that Jim’s right. The original paragraph: At one of the meals, she recalled, Thompson re-enacted a cowboy death scene from one of his movies. She also remembered him telling her that Sununu had just given him...
  • Thompson star dims on abortion issue (LIARS at LA Times have Hitpiece follow up - More FAKE NEWS)

    07/08/2007 7:03:37 AM PDT · by new yorker 77 · 67 replies · 1,499+ views
    The LA Slimes ^ | July 8, 2007 | Janet Hook
    WASHINGTON — Republican political activists said Saturday that reports that Fred D. Thompson had lobbied to ease a controversial abortion restriction have cast a shadow on his effort to persuade social conservatives — a key constituency in his emerging bid for the White House — that he is an unwavering opponent of abortion. Some Republican activists urged caution in evaluating Thompson's record. Others considered it damaging for questions to arise about his position on abortion, a litmus-test issue for many social conservatives. "That would not be helpful," said Paul M. Weyrich, a conservative leader who has not endorsed a presidential...
  • AP/LAT Don't Mention Thompson Abortion Lobbying Claims Are Made by Hillary Supporters

    07/07/2007 6:31:24 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 24 replies · 1,408+ views ^ | 7/7/07 | Warner Todd Huston
    The AP, taking their cue from the new because-she-said-so story offered by the L.A.Times, has run with a short clip on a story that claims Fred Thompson was working as a lobbyist for an abortion agency in 1991, giving the hearsay evidence against him but not offering the meat of his against the claim. The result is that the AP offers more "evidence" against Thompson than it does for him making it too easy to conclude he is "guilty" of the charge of lobbying for an abortion advocacy organization. The AP did a wonderful job making this story seem more...