Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles Times’

Fetid Fishwraps

UPDATE: Here’s Monday’s subversive, unprintable horror: Courtesy of Doonesbury.com (h/t Daphne) For about the eleventy thousandth time in my life, I’m moved to deeply regret the long, miserable three years I spent faithfully delivering the Oregonian, although it was, much to my chagrin at the time, a heavier and more widely subscribed rag back then, [...]

The Most Busted Name in News

When CNN hired the tubby, bigoted know-nothing Erick Erickson from Redstate, I yawned.  After all, the New York Times hired Ross Douthat, the Los Angeles Times hired Jonah Goldberg, and no dying media outlet could be without its beady-eyed, teenage water-carrier for for the “kill ‘em all”  faction of the right.  Notably, Douthat replaced the [...]

What’s That Smell?

Jonah Goldberg, a man whose very existence signals the final collapse of the media, particularly the Los Angeles Times, dropped this pantload last week, and I’m still trying to figure out whether or not it was diabolically clever satire: “The high standards and wise judgments of people like Walter Cronkite once acted as a national [...]

Smog Gets in Your Eyes

The Los Angeles times just published an unintentionally informative article about the upcoming “clash” between the “conservative” Roberts Court and Obama’s “progressive agenda.”  Of course the article fails to point out that the Roberts Court isn’t conservative, it’s nuts, and Obama isn’t progressive, he’s a tad to the right of Nixon.  But never mind all [...]

Randian Success Stories

(h/t RMP’s Daily News Blast) To anyone with a passing acquaintance with the bankrupt Tribune Company that came from reading its newspapers, it would seem counterintuitive that the charlatans responsible for the current crummy simulacra of those once-respectable, if not great, papers that now land with barely a sound on long-suffering porches from coast to [...]

On The Table, and Off

Having found such a gold mine of authoritarian propaganda in the “news” pages of the poor Los Angeles Times over these last two days, I couldn’t help dropping in again for a look-see this afternoon.  Would there be yet another journalistic equivalent of an overturned dump truck in the Cahuenga Pass?  So enamored am I [...]

LA Times Channels FOX, Literally

Yesterday LA Times crack reporter Rick Serrano published a story that was straight off the Republican Noise Machine, willfully deceptive about the nature of our legal system, and, well, old.  To do so and make it plausible, he “interviewed” such heavyweights as Sen. Jeff Sessions, a bunch of anonymous Republicans, and carefully pored over a [...]

The Concern Troll of the Southland

UPDATE BELOW: My letter to the intrepid journalist, and his oh, so redeeming reply. This morning, Glenn Greenwald had an excellent post about the despicable fear-mongering ad Liz Cheney and Bill Kristol had slapped together to smear not just the Obama DOJ, but basically the entire tradition of western jurisprudence, the evenhandedness of which seems [...]

They should know

UPDATE BELOW: A petition is apparently circulating among the tumbleweeds in the dusty, long since evacuated newsroom of the Los Angeles Times, saying to no one that the paper’s decision to run an Onion-like (minus the funny, natch) fake news story that was really an ad for a new NBC series on the front page [...]