Posts Tagged ‘LATimes’

Freedom of the Press

    In the Guardian Saturday, the alert reader might have spotted this, buried in a deceptively bland story about Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp buying the LA Times and Chicago Tribune out of bankruptcy for a song: The paper said a deal might require a waiver of federal laws that block ownership of newspapers and [...]

Let’s Play Cops and Robbers

While it is widely understood that reality has a liberal bias, never is this simple fact so glaring as when some righty cabal gets busted cooking up an illegal dirty trick or two; the fact that they don’t accept reality, or must clumsily attempt to create it on the ground, always proves their undoing.  So [...]

I Married A Nixon

UPDATED WITH CORRECTION BELOW: In today’s LA Times, David Eisenhower typed up a little something that shows pretty starkly that if one wants to maintain one’s grasp on reality over time, then marrying into the Nixon family might be a mistake.  The piece (of what, I’ll let the reader decide), is a rather boring, phoned-in [...]

From the Department of False Equivalencies

One can hardly argue that something awful hasn’t happened to our news media in the last few decades, but those actually in the media still steadfastly, and at times almost comically,  refuse to see it.  In short, a calculated plan by the right, beginning in the 1970′s, has reached glorious fruition in 2010:  the right [...]

High Comedy from Jonah Goldberg

So it seems the author of that staid, factual work of history, “Liberal Fascism,” has a bone to pick with potty-mouthed comedians who cheapen our politics with smears and theater.  No, really. The blubbery Babel of Bullshit took to the LATimes to type the following: Stephen Colbert’s “testimony” before Congress last week was a clear [...]

The Charlotte Letter

I have no idea who Charlotte Allen is, other than a just another mentally challenged wingnut broad who is attempting to drink from Peggy Noonan’s cup before she spills it again, or perhaps fill Maggie Gallagher’s ample stretch pants, and as such is naturally awarded acres of space in formerly reputable newspapers like the LA [...]