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99Pancakes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:20 PM
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LA Times Opposes Prop 79!!
Tonight, I read an article in the Oct 10th issue of The New Yorker magazine that explains the recent rightward shift of the LA Times newspaper: Chicago folks bought Times Mirror, and as the years pass and the best and brightest leave, the newspaper has lost touch with it's "base". They have made drastic cuts in staff and, in a nutshell, making profits has become more important than world-class journalism.

This outstanding article in The New Yorker magazine explained how money-centered the Tribune Company in Chicago is. (IMHO, this explains their support of Repug causes in CA).

I wrote the LA Times ANOTHER letter, this time letting them know that I am aware of the corporate $$$-chasers that control their paper now.



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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:34 PM
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1. The LA Times has always been "rightward".
If anything, it's allowed more in the way of
"liberal" opinion of late than it used to (IMHO),
perhaps in an attempt to regain lost credibility
and readership.

I was not at all surprised to see the twisted
arguments being used to shill for Ahnulds
reactionary initiatives.
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99Pancakes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:03 PM
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3. Trying to be more liberal?
Ha!

You know, I live in Bakersfield (Bush Country). Our conservative paper came out with their editorial on Prop 74 today and opposed it. Red as we are, they were all over "NO" on Prop 74. So, can you see how shocking it is to read the LA Times Editorials? They can't possibly be more right than a city like Bakersfeld that proudly hosts Schwarzenegger, Bush and Cheney visits.

(Thanks for your comment. Honestly, I read the SF Chronicle mostly. Because of the upcoming election, I have been surfing around to various papers to read their Editorials. I'm just so P.O.ed at the LA Times right now).

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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:31 PM
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4. I always did like the Chron better.
I did find the LAT argument for 74 particularly bad.
Something along the line of "it sucks but vote for it anyway" IIRC.
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 11:04 AM
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7. no shit during the recall
campaign the LAT was all over steroid boy like he was the 2nd coming. Don't read it - haven't read it at least 10 years.
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yorkiemommie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:35 PM
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2.  good. i'm glad you did

i told them once that i was cancelling because they were too rightwing and person was shocked, saying that many consider the Times too liberal. hmmph!
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 12:11 AM
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5. I just got a letter from my union - NO on all but 79
They sent a whole newspaper about these propositions. They say that 78 is written and sponsored by the drug companies and that 79 is a YES vote.

I am so sick of all of this (YES on this; NO on that) that I plan to likely vote NO on all of these "propositions" in the faux election being sponsored by the Gropenator.

:kick:

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99Pancakes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 08:39 PM
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8. The Party Platform
The Democrats are going this way:
Nix the First Six, (NO on 73-78)
Yes on the last two (Prop 79 and 80)
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dougkess Donating Member (13 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 10:01 AM
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6. Arnold's Props
His propositions all are dangerous. The LA Times seems to have drank from the Kool-Aid supplied by Bushenegger.
JMHO :hippie: :hippie: :hippie: :hippie:
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