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  • 'Obamacare' saves consumers nearly $1.5 billion

    12/05/2012 6:06:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 115 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 12/5/12
    Washington — Consumers saved nearly $1.5 billion in 2011 as a result of rules in President Obama´s healthcare law that limit what insurance companies can spend on expenses unrelated to medical care, including profit, a new analysis shows. Much of those savings — an estimated $1.1 billion — came in rebates to consumers required because insurers had exceeded the required limits. The study by the New York-based Commonwealth Fund also suggests that the Affordable Care Act forced insurers to become more efficient by limiting their administrative expenses, a key goal of the 2010 law. In some cases, insurers passed savings...
  • No evidence found of Al Qaeda role in Libya attack

    10/19/2012 5:15:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 65 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 19, 2012
    The assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi last month appears to have been an opportunistic attack rather than a long-planned operation, and intelligence agencies have found no evidence that it was ordered by Al Qaeda, according to U.S. officials and witnesses interviewed in Libya. The attack was "carried out following a minimum amount of planning," said a U.S. intelligence official, who, like others, spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a matter still under investigation. "The attackers exhibited a high degree of disorganization. Some joined the attack in progress, some did not have weapons and others just seemed...
  • After 24 years, Limbaugh's influence continues to grow

    08/06/2012 10:13:19 AM PDT · by matt04 · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh celebrated 24 years on his national radio talk show Wednesday, and that date is as good as any to benchmark when the country began its journey into a deeply polarized political climate. Limbaugh -- universally called Rush by friends and critics alike -- almost single-handedly started a narrative that recast Americans into conservative heroes or liberal villains, patriotic saviors or mainstream media dupes. He was helped by the 1987 demise of the Fairness Doctrine, the longstanding regulation that required broadcasters to present both sides of a issue in roughly equal measure. He was perfectly poised to take advantage....
  • 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...
  • Legacy Media's Selective Bachmann Outrage

    06/26/2011 12:10:44 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall ^ | June 26, 2011 | Carol Platt Liebau
    Legacy Media's Selective Bachmann Outrage Carol Platt Liebau Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 6/26/2011 The editors of the LA Times clearly thought they had caught Michele Bachmann in some sort of hypocrisy, given her support for a smaller, less expensive federal government. Today's paper features a big story running on the front page that breathlessly reports that Rep. Bachmann and her husband have -- gasp! -- benefited from "federal aid." That's because the counseling clinic run by Mr. Bachmann has received money over the past six years "that in part came from the federal government," because a farm in which...
  • LA Times Makes Me a Money-Losing Proposition I Can't Refuse

    09/10/2010 11:39:10 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 44 replies
    Phone Solicitation ^ | 10 September 2010 | Rockitz
    After well over 20 years as a proud non-subscriber to the LA Times (I did buy the edition with Clinton's Impeachment story back in 1998 at the news stand), I have subscribed to the Sunday Edition for $0.19 per week for a year. This Sunday paper is regularly $2.50 at the newstand. I told the lady who called that I thought there was no way they could make any money on this and I thought this would make them go out of business sooner so I couldn't refuse the offer. Please seek this offer out and maybe we can sink...
  • In Afghanistan, doubts grow and weariness deepens

    06/23/2010 11:58:15 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 24, 2010 | Laura King
    For many Afghans, U.S. Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal's dismissal over intemperate remarks in a magazine profile has served mainly to underscore their own weariness with a conflict that has dragged on for nearly nine years with no end in sight.For some, the general's woes have sharpened fears that the Western campaign against the Taliban movement — which ruled the country for five long, harsh years — is floundering. And many Afghans think that the Americans, like the Soviet Union two decades ago and so many would-be conquerors, ultimately will fail.McChrystal won the respect, even affection, of many Afghans with...
  • Poll: People want Democrats to retain control of Congress

    06/16/2010 7:20:16 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 97 replies · 2,164+ views
    LA Times ^ | 06-16-2010
    There are glimmers of hope for Democrats battling to retain control of Congress in this fall's elections, with the party holding a slender edge in public trust for shepherding the economy and small gains in those saying their finances are healthy, according to a new poll. The reeling economy remains the American public's top concern, according to an Associated Press-GfK Poll conducted earlier this month, making public attitudes about it crucial for both parties' hopes in November. The good news for Democrats: By a slim margin (47% to 42%), people trust them more than Republicans to guide the economy. And...
  • My Letter to the Editor..L.A. Times Regarding...Pro-ACORN Op-Ed Written by the ACORN Consultant

    10/24/2009 7:26:36 PM PDT · by IllumiNaughtyByNature · 2 replies · 475+ views
    Patterico via BIG GOVERNMENT ^ | 10/24/2009 | Partick Frey
    I have sent the following e-mail to Nick Goldberg, the Editorial Page Editor for the Los Angeles Times: Nick, A recent op-ed in your paper defending ACORN makes at least two factual misstatements: 1) that ACORN staff offered to help shield an underage prostitution ring at only two offices, and 2) that no voter fraudulently registered to vote by ACORN had ever actually cast a ballot. Furthermore, your paper failed to disclose that the author of the op-ed, Peter Dreier, has been a (presumably paid) consultant for ACORN in the past . . . something that might help explain how...
  • L.A.Times Deletes Lead: Schwarzenegger & Presidency After Drudge & FR Feature; Could it be Obama?

    12/22/2008 1:00:50 AM PST · by unspun · 74 replies · 2,970+ views
    Monday 12/22, 2:41am CT -- This entry was formerly entitled, "Elect Schwarzenegger President? Obama Says Yes We Can! Dear L.A. Times..." Now, the plot thickens -- the story of the story. As it turns out, this article was featured in Drudge Report as well as Free Republic and then... poof! The lead disappeared! Funny how that can happen. Was it because of the implications this has, at such a sensitive time -- what with cases before the Supreme Court showing Obama to be a fictitious candidate, not a natural born Citizen at all? And with Congress yet to certify the...
  • Anthrax suspect dies in apparent suicide

    07/31/2008 10:29:15 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 148 replies · 2,243+ views
    One of the nation’s top biodefense researchers has died in Maryland from an apparent suicide, just as the Justice Department was to file criminal charges against him in the anthrax mailing assaults of 2001 that killed five, the Los Angeles Times has learned.Bruce E. Ivins, 62, who for the past 18 years worked at the government’s elite biodefense research laboratories at Fort Detrick, Md., had been informed of the impending prosecution, people familiar with Ivins, his suspicious death and with the FBI investigation said.Ivins’ name had not been disclosed publicly as a suspect in the case that disrupted mail service...
  • Huckabee's book deal after Jonesboro tragedy still rankles

    01/28/2008 8:58:38 AM PST · by Def Conservative · 10 replies · 78+ views
    Critics say the Arkansas governor cashed in on the school shooting with the 1998 publication of 'Kids Who Kill.' By Richard A. Serrano Los Angeles Times Staff Writer January 26, 2008 JONESBORO, ARK. — After two middle-school boys in camouflage gear shot and killed four classmates and a teacher here, leaving 10 others wounded and a community shattered, it seemed inevitable that someone would see opportunity in the tragedy for a book deal. Indeed, within days a publisher agreed to pay $25,000 to an Arkansas writer to produce a book on youth violence. Victims' families were outraged. They called the...
  • Going protectionist over a fantasy highway

    09/20/2007 6:51:58 AM PDT · by NapkinUser · 15 replies · 146+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | September 20, 2007 | Shikha Dalmia and Leonard Gilroy
    The U.S. is known for its "paranoid style" of politics, so brace yourself for the next Big Scare coming down the pike (literally) -- the Trans-Texas Corridor. Isolationist conservatives, emboldened by their jihad last year against the Dubai Ports World deal, have identified this road project as the spearhead of a conspiracy to dissolve the United States of America. Texas awarded a planning contract in 2005 for the first phase of the corridor to Cintra, a Spanish multinational company, and its San Antonio partner, Zachry Construction. (Cintra also won a $1.3-billion contract last year to build a 40-mile extension of...
  • Could this be the next Dan Rather type incident?

    07/08/2007 10:18:22 AM PDT · by blogsforthompson.com · 108 replies · 3,562+ views
    Blogs For Fred Thompson.com ^ | 7/8/07 | Blogs For Fred Thompson.com
    Over at Captains Quarters, Captain Ed ponders an interesting question brought forth by one of his readers. Apparently, the only evidence of Fred's work at National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association is a copy of the NFPRHA's board minutes from September 14, 1991 that claims that the group had hired Fred. The big question is, at what point did Fred begin working there? Here's what Captain Ed found. Now a new bit of indirect evidence has been found. Arent Fox brought Thompson into the firm to be "of counsel" in 1991 for his expertise in their lobbying business, including...
  • A Silence in the Afghan Mountains (smear attempt of SF by L.A. Times)

    09/24/2006 8:35:26 AM PDT · by World_Events · 19 replies · 1,150+ views
    l.a. times ^ | 9/24/06 | kevin sack
    GARDEZ, Afghanistan — After completing their deployment to this remote firebase, the Green Berets of ODA 2021 left for home covered in glory. The 10-member Special Forces team, part of the Alabama National Guard, returned to their families in the spring of 2003 with tales to tell of frenzied firefights and narrow escapes. ADVERTISEMENT Its commander had nominated each of his men — as well as himself — for medals for valor. The team's performance was heralded as evidence that the Guard could play as equals with the regular Army in the war on terrorism. But the team also had...
  • Governor calls Cubans, Puerto Ricans "all very hot" on tape ("Hot! Hot! Hot!")

    09/08/2006 9:11:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 65 replies · 1,568+ views
    On a tape of a closed-door meeting with advisers, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says that Cubans and Puerto Ricans are naturally feisty and temperamental because of their combination of "black blood" and "Latino blood." "I mean Cuban, Puerto-Rican, they are all very hot," the governor says on the recording obtained by the Los Angeles Times and made available on its Web site Friday. "They have the, you know, part of the black blood in them and part of the Latino blood in them that together makes it." The six-minute tape was made earlier this year. On it, Schwarzenegger and Chief of...
  • A Chance for Peace in Lebanon(Major LA Pravda Barf Alert)

    08/14/2006 1:24:38 AM PDT · by garbageseeker · 7 replies · 374+ views
    LA Times(aka: LA Pravda) ^ | 08/14/2006 | LA Times Opinion
    THE RESOLUTION UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED FRIDAY by the U.N. Security Council calling for a "full cessation of hostilities" in Lebanon comes too late for the more than 1,000 people killed in the last four weeks. But its adoption — with the expected consent of Israel and Lebanon — is still a major achievement. If implemented successfully, it not only would prevent further loss of innocent life, but would address what President Bush called the "root cause" of this unexpected and unexpectedly bloody conflict: Hezbollah's creation of its own state within Lebanon. Hezbollah, a Shiite movement nurtured by Iran, proved that it...
  • Exposing Bigotry and Buffoonery at the Los Angeles Times

    08/05/2006 6:50:55 PM PDT · by infoguy · 18 replies · 815+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 6 August 2006 | Dave Pierre
    In the weeks leading up to the release of The Passion of the Christ film over two years ago, Tim Rutten, media columnist for the Los Angeles Times, wrote no less than six hyperventilating columns that dealt almost exclusively with breathless concerns over anti-Semitism in Mel Gibson's film. At one point, Rutten attacked Mel Gibson as "a little brat" and "an unwholesomely willful child playing with matches."  Yet when the blatantly anti-Christian and anti-Catholic The Da Vinci Code was released a few months ago, Rutten's reaction was a ho-hum and a yawn; far from a concern, Da Vinci is "only...
  • L.A. Times staff offered pony rides

    07/26/2006 6:52:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies · 1,106+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 25, 2006
    A Los Angeles Times editor, hoping to give his journalists a break from reporting the often grim news in America's second-largest city, offered an unusual morale booster Monday: pony rides. Managing Editor Doug Frantz ..."I hope it boosted morale..." Like many major U.S. newspapers, the Times, forced to compete with news Web sites on the Internet, has seen circulation decline.
  • Tear Down the Mt. Soledad Cross [Barf Alert]

    07/15/2006 4:00:11 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 25 replies · 1,148+ views
    LA Times ^ | 7/15/06 | LAT Editorial Board
    The 43-foot San Diego landmark represents clear government favoritism toward one religion.THE GRACEFUL SIMPLICITY of the towering cross atop a San Diego hill belies its convoluted history. It starts with a small wooden cross erected on the city-owned hill nearly 100 years ago, apparently for Easter sunrise services. Atop 822-foot Mt. Soledad, there is little to block the first rays of the sun. Over the years, crosses were vandalized or blown down and replaced; the current version was erected in 1954. It is a striking sight, visible from Interstate 5 and surrounded by an imposing spiked-top fence. In 1989, a...
  • State Releases Anti-Terrorism Intelligence ReportsMinuteman Project is mentioned

    07/07/2006 11:26:17 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 26 replies · 986+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/07/06 | By Peter Nicholas, Times Staff Writer
    SACRAMENTO — State intelligence reports released Thursday by the Schwarzenegger administration include material suggesting that the governor's anti-terrorism operation was interested in the actions of the Minuteman volunteer border patrol group. The reports also include a cryptic reference to "suspicious conversations at a mosque" in San Diego. TState officials released more than 80 intelligence reports prepared for the state Office of Homeland Security, in response to The Times' disclosure that two reports carried information about domestic political protests ranging from antiwar gatherings to protect-the-seals rallies. Large sections of the reports shown to reporters had been removed. The homeland security office...
  • Give us your poor, but not your sick(LA Pravda Editorial Board gets it wrong again)

    07/06/2006 1:18:05 AM PDT · by garbageseeker · 36 replies · 843+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 07/06/06 | Editorial
    LAST WEEK, IT LOOKED as if Sacramento might use a fraction of this year's multibillion-dollar budget surplus to expand health coverage for more kids in California. But in their final budget negotiations, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Legislature decided that it was better to cave to a small group of vocal Republicans who believe that sick 3-year-olds should be punished for their parents' actions.
  • Marines in Iraq: The Warriors' Way(Great Read! In the L.A.Times no less.)

    06/06/2006 6:56:48 AM PDT · by kellynla · 11 replies · 1,054+ views
    The Los Angeles Times(no less) ^ | June 6, 2006 | David J. Danelo
    ON APRIL 6, 2004, Cpl. Jason Howell, a Marine squad leader who had arrived in Iraq three weeks before, was enduring his baptism of fire in what later became known as the "first battle of Fallouja." Howell, who had not eaten in 18 hours or slept in 36, was running on nothing but adrenaline. His dehydrated spittle, caked around the side of his mouth, was dirty white. Kneeling on a roof, he saw a flash of movement. An Iraqi child put his face out the window. Exhausted, Howell found himself unable to process the Arabic word he had learned for...
  • BWAHAHAHAHA! Gale Holland of the LA TIMES - "If something newsworthy happens, we'll cover it" CLICK

    04/14/2006 6:10:17 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 38 replies · 705+ views
    phone conversation with Gale Holland at the newsdesk | 4-14-06 | Doug from Upland
    Gale Holland, LA TIMES newsdesk: "If something newsworthy happens, we'll cover it" phone conversation, 4-14-06 If the mainstream media cannot figure out why they are going the way of the dinosaurs and the Whigs, perhaps a little encounter with Gale Holland can serve as but a small example of the problem. On Monday, I called the LA TIMES, and they connected me to Gale Holland at the newsdesk. I let her know that a trial date was set on the previous Friday for defendant Bill Clinton, et al in the historic civil lawsuit of Peter Paul. Holland, not surprisingly, knew...
  • Why are we trying to reheat the Cold War?

    03/20/2006 9:02:04 AM PST · by vertolet · 14 replies · 705+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 19, 2006 | Anatol Lieven
    HISTORIANS OF the future will look back with amazement at U.S. foreign policy at the turn of the millennium, especially with regard to Russia. It's true, of course, that the Soviet Union once posed a severe threat to the United States and its allies — a global challenge that tied up American energies for 50 years and cost tens of thousands of American lives in anti-communist proxy wars. But that struggle ended in 1989 with a Western victory that was not only complete but miraculously peaceful. Since then, the U.S.-Russia relationship has been uneasy but usually cooperative. Not one American...
  • LOS ANGELES TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES CHEER RELIGIOUS SPEECH

    03/05/2006 8:02:51 AM PST · by petkus · 36 replies · 909+ views
    Catholic League Press Release ^ | March 3, 2006 | Bill Donohue
    In today’s editions of the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times, there are editorials praising Los Angeles Archbishop Roger Cardinal Mahony for opposing restrictive immigration bills. If a bill with punitive measures gets passed, Cardinal Mahony wants priests and the laity to defy the law. Here’s what Catholic League president Bill Donohue had to say about this development: “The Los Angeles Times not only commends Cardinal Mahony for his latest statement on public policy, it congratulates him for ‘reinforcing the right of religious leaders to speak out on the moral ramifications of political issues.’ This is a dramatic...
  • Warriors and wusses-Why I DON'T SUPPORT our troops. (Barf alert-LA TIMES)

    01/24/2006 8:58:49 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 63 replies · 2,102+ views
    LA Times.com ^ | 24 JAN 06 | Joel Stein
    Warriors and wusses I DON'T SUPPORT our troops. This is a particularly difficult opinion to have, especially if you are the kind of person who likes to put bumper stickers on his car. Supporting the troops is a position that even Calvin is unwilling to urinate on. I'm sure I'd like the troops. They seem gutsy, young and up for anything. If you're wandering into a recruiter's office and signing up for eight years of unknown danger, I want to hang with you in Vegas.
  • THE LA TIMES GOES DOWN, DOWN, DOWN

    01/19/2006 9:39:41 PM PST · by george76 · 110 replies · 3,275+ views
    Michelle Malkin · ^ | January 19, 2006 | Michelle Malkin ·
    Bad news tonight for Tribune Company shareholders: Shares in Tribune Co. tumbled Thursday after the media company reported a 6.1% drop in revenue last month on declines in both its newspaper and television businesses. Tribune, whose holdings include 26 television stations, 11 urban U.S. dailies and Spanish-language Hoy, said December revenue fell to $539 million from $574 million a year earlier. The company's stock fell $1.01, or 3.2%, to $30.80 in afternoon trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Tribune shares sank 28% in 2005. Advertising revenue in the publishing division fell 4.5%to $333 million, down from $349 million. The...
  • A Mission of Peace and Peril (Free Republic Mentioned)

    12/12/2005 10:28:25 AM PST · by conservative in nyc · 22 replies · 1,055+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/12/05 | Stephanie Simon
    Michele Naar-Obed knows she will not stop the war in Iraq by walking the streets of Baghdad, unarmed and unguarded, calling for an end to the violence, but she considers it her duty to try. She is 49 years old, a mother, a wife, a pacifist who can't stand to be passive. Soldiers put their lives on the line for their country; she will risk hers too, in pursuit of peace. Four of her colleagues in the pacifist movement were kidnapped in Baghdad late last month. The men — fellow members of Christian Peacemaker Teams — have been threatened with...
  • Lying with intelligence

    11/08/2005 8:19:30 PM PST · by neverhome · 34 replies · 952+ views
    LA Times ^ | 11-08-05 | Robert Scheer
    WHO IN THE White House knew about DITSUM No. 044-02 and when did they know it? That's the newly declassified smoking-gun document, originally prepared by the Defense Intelligence Agency in February 2002 but ignored by President Bush. Its declassification this weekend blows another huge hole in Bush's claim that he was acting on the best intelligence available when he pitched the invasion of Iraq as a way to prevent an Al Qaeda terror attack using weapons of mass destruction. The report demolished the credibility of the key Al Qaeda informant the administration relied on to make its claim that a...
  • '05 Proving To Be Worst Newspaper Year Since Recession

    10/31/2005 7:00:41 PM PST · by HangnJudge · 75 replies · 2,149+ views
    Media Daily News ^ | 10-31-05 | Ross Fadner
    IT'S OFFICIAL: 2005 WILL BE the newspaper industry's worst year since the last ad industry recession. And things aren't looking much better for next year either, according to a top Wall Street firm's report on newspaper publishing. "Sadly, 2005 is shaping up as the industry's worst year from a revenue growth perspective since the recession impacted 2001-2002 period," says the report from Goldman Sachs, adding a warning that meaningful growth in 2006 is "very unlikely."
  • Bolton's Mischief (L.A Slimes' Lefties Decry Bolton's Sabotage Of UN Wealth Transfer Scheme Alert)

    08/30/2005 1:17:05 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 23 replies · 862+ views
    L.A Slimes AKA Dog Trainer ^ | 08/30/05 | L.A Slimes Editorial
    Most of Europe is moving closer to the 0.7% goal, but the United States has long lagged; last year it contributed 0.16% of national income to foreign aid. Bolton's amendments make it clear that the Bush administration would like to pretend the millennium agreement never happened. This is a slap in the face for the aid organizations and international donors that have been working for years toward meeting the Millennium Development Goals. But it's far worse than that for the Third World, where their abandonment would be a death sentence for millions.
  • Schwarzenegger Accuser Said to Strike Deal

    08/12/2005 5:56:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 402+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/12/05 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES - A tabloid publisher that was negotiating a business deal with Arnold Schwarzenegger arranged a $20,000 confidentiality agreement with a woman who said she once had a relationship with the actor, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday. Malibu resident Gigi Goyette signed the deal on Aug. 8, 2003, with American Media Inc., which publishes the National Enquirer, Star and other celebrity tabloids. That was two days after Schwarzenegger announced his candidacy in the recall election against then-Gov. Gray Davis, according to the Times. Later that year, American Media reached an agreement with Schwarzenegger that made him editor of...
  • If Rove Wasn't Initial Source of Leak, Who Was? [LATimes laments]

    07/17/2005 4:22:38 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 246 replies · 3,903+ views
    LATimes ^ | July 17, 2005 | By Doyle McManus
    Some in GOP fear more revelations, and hope naming a court nominee will overshadow case.WASHINGTON — If Karl Rove was source No. 2, who was source No. 1? Rove, President Bush's top political advisor, has survived a bruising week of controversy over his role in the unmasking of a CIA officer. But White House officials and their Republican allies acknowledge that they may face more revelations in the weeks and months to come.
  • Media Want More Photos of Dead GIs

    05/23/2005 10:21:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 108 replies · 3,314+ views
    NewsMax ^ | May 23, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    American photojournalists and their editors are frustrated that they can't show more photos of U.S. soldiers dying in Iraq, saying that the nation isn't getting an accurate picture of the horrors of war. In a comprehensive report on Saturday, the Los Angeles Times noted: "A review of six prominent U.S. newspapers and the nation's two most popular newsmagazines during a recent six-month period found almost no pictures from the war zone of Americans killed in action." The paper explained: "Many photographers and editors believe they are delivering Americans an incomplete portrait of the violence that has killed 1,797 U.S. service...
  • L.A. Times to Spend $10 Mln on Marketing Efforts

    04/13/2005 9:07:44 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 29 replies · 579+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/13/05
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Times, owned by media company Tribune Co. said on Monday it would spend more than $10 million this year on marketing campaigns to boost its declining circulation. The fourth-largest U.S. daily newspaper said it launched a $2.5 million ad campaign late last month and would spend $8 million on database/direct marketing efforts to attract new readers. It said ads will run on radio, TV, in the newspaper and over the Internet. The newspaper sustained steep circulation declines last year. For the six months ended Sept. 30, 2004, the newspaper's average daily circulation fell...
  • L.A Times Compares Republicans To Stalin (The Maha Rushie Rips Slimes' Lefties a New Clymer Alert)

    03/21/2005 3:26:05 PM PST · by goldstategop · 32 replies · 1,509+ views
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 03/21/05 | Rush Limbaugh
    The Los Angeles Times today, folks, has one of the most vicious, angry, bitter editorials I can recall in that paper in a long time. "Republican leaders, eyeing an opportunity to appease their radical right-wing constituents--" And you radical right-wingers out there know who you are, "--convened Congress over the weekend to shamelessly interject the federal government into the wrenching Schiavo family dispute. They brushed aside our federalist system of government, which assigns the resolution of such disputes to state law, and state judges. Even President Bush flew back from his ranch to Washington on Sunday to be in on...
  • Student Governor (Schwarzenegger) Needs to Buckle Down and Work

    11/15/2004 4:43:03 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 27 replies · 691+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 15, 2004 | George Skelton
    It's time again to grade the governor. Wednesday will mark one year in office for Arnold Schwarzenegger — one full year of learning on the job. How's he progressing? There is only one fair way to go about this: Split the grade in two. • One grade for politics. Give him a solid A. • A second grade for policy. He gets a generous C. A tougher grader would have given the guy a D in policy — or categorize it as substance, all that serious stuff a governor is supposed to do to solve state problems. The one problem...
  • LA Times Stoking Muslim Hatred at Home (vanity)

    11/13/2004 6:09:16 PM PST · by petconservative · 24 replies · 1,787+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Nove 13th, 2004 | zebilieflinch
    Not satisfied with the Muslim terrorist resistance in Fallujah, the LA Times is trying their hardest to inflame Muslims here in America, by publishing a huge front page, above-the-fold picture of Infidel soldiers defiling a Mosque on Arab soil. Of all the pictures of all the action in Fallujah, THIS ONE is chosen by the LA Times as represent our efforts there. American Christian GI's kicking back smoking Marlboros in their mosque after killing the faithful freedom fighters within. I'm surprised they didn't Photoshop in a pic of them roasting a pig on a spit over a pile of buring...
  • Arabs in Florida Angered by Bush

    10/04/2004 10:29:20 AM PDT · by Michael Goldsberry · 56 replies · 1,170+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Peter Wallsten and John M. Glionna
    ORLANDO, Fla. - Ever since President Bush (news - web sites) narrowly won Florida four years ago, Democrats have meticulously courted key voting blocs that strategists believe could help reverse the party's fortunes in 2004 - showering attention on seniors, African Americans, Jews, and Cuban and Haitian Americans. On Sunday night, a surprising new ethnic thread wove itself into Florida's ever-complicated political fabric: the frustrated Arab American. Business owners, physicians, lawyers and others - furious over the Bush administration's post-Sept. 11 policies that many believe unfairly target Muslims and Arab Americans in the government's quest to root out terrorists -...
  • L.A. Times Tries to Invent Conspiracy With Perry's Donation to Swift Boat Veterans

    08/11/2004 1:41:41 PM PDT · by kattracks · 38 replies · 1,576+ views
    NewsMax .com ^ | 8/11/04 | Carl Limbacher
    When leftist billionaires such as George Soros, Stephen Bing, Peter Lewis and Ron Burkle donate to 527s and other groups trying to defeat President Bush, the media make, maybe, a passing reference to their Democrat party ties. For the most part, these donors are simply portrayed as "philanthropists." But when a wealthy conservative Republican donates to help the president, every donation he ever made and every Republican connection he ever had must be unearthed and splashed across the papers. After all, there must be a vast right-wing conspiracy at work. Take, for instance, Texas homebuilder Robert J. "Bob" Perry, who...
  • The news: A nation divided(Fox news is most biased news org since yellow journalism era")

    07/07/2004 1:38:22 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 70 replies · 3,183+ views
    LATIMES ^ | 07/07/04 | TIM RUTTEN
    The news: A nation divided TIM RUTTEN If the American news media are lucky, 2004 will be remembered as the year of living dangerously. If not, then this election cycle may be recalled as the point at which journalism's slide back into partisanship became a kind of free fall. Presidential elections always challenge the press: The pace of events and competitive pressure invariably war with the media's duties to provide balance and perspective. Readers, viewers and listeners inevitably become more critical news consumers as their personal preferences solidify. This year, the polls instruct us, the country is likely to approach...
  • Merrill Lynch Fears More Circ Flaps; Advertising Fallout (La Slimes fall out)

    06/23/2004 9:09:53 AM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 29 replies · 256+ views
    Editor and Publisher.com ^ | June 21, 2004 12:20 PM EST | Jennifer Saba
    Merrill Lynch Fears More Circ Flaps; Advertising Fallout By Jennifer Saba Published: NEW YORK Troubled by last week's circulation scandals at Hollinger International's Chicago Sun-Times and the Tribune Co.'s Newsday and Hoy, Merrill Lynch's Lauren Rich Fine released a report today calling into question the reliability of circulation figures for the entire industry. "Our biggest fear," the report said, "is that these two announcements may not be isolated incidents." The worst consequence could be declining ad revenue, if advertisers doubt the reliability of circulation figures. The report says that the most vulnerable spot will be preprint inserts as they are...
  • LA Times Downplays Saudi Terrorism

    06/20/2004 8:59:20 AM PDT · by prfix · 18 replies · 318+ views
    LA Times reporting on the beheading of Paul Johnson understates the outrage over this atrocity
  • TWISTED: LA Times Poll Had Sample With 38% Democrats, 25% Republicans

    06/15/2004 7:37:11 AM PDT · by Jimmyclyde · 80 replies · 678+ views
    TWISTED: LA Times Poll Had Sample With 38% Democrats, 25% Republicans Tue Jun 15 2004 10:13:47 ET Sen. John Kerry "has taken big lead," according "to an L.A. Times poll." But the Times poll that showed Kerry "beating Bush by 7 points" has created a controversy over whether the poll's sample accurately reflects the population as whole, ROLL CALL reports on Tuesday. "Not counting independents, the Times' results were calculated on a sample made up of 38 percent Democrats and 25 percent Republicans -- a huge and unheard-of margin," ROLL CALL claims. Developing...
  • Esteemed journalist lectures on ethics (L.A. TIMES EDITOR WARNS: Rise of 'Pseudo-Journalism')

    05/09/2004 9:00:58 AM PDT · by Vision · 85 replies · 435+ views
    Oregon Daily Emerald ^ | 5/09/04 | Ayisha Yahya
    The media industry has been infested by the rise of pseudo-journalists who go against journalism's long tradition to serve the public with accurate information, Los Angeles Times Editor John S. Carroll told a packed room in the Gerlinger Lounge on Thursday. Carroll delivered the annual Ruhl Lecture, titled "The Wolf in Reporter's Clothing: The Rise of Pseudo-Journalism in America." The lecture was sponsored by the School of Journalism and Communication. "All over the country there are offices that look like newsrooms and there are people in those offices that look for all the world just like journalists, but they are...
  • Pakistan should be at the top of Bush's 'axis of evil.'

    04/01/2004 5:27:38 PM PST · by Qaz_W · 9 replies · 134+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 1, 2004 | Leon Hadar
    Bin Laden and Ayman Zawahiri — the war-on-terrorism's Hitler and Himmler, respectively — are still alive and well, as far as we know, and living somewhere in Pakistan. Yet to whom is the United States assigning the task of dealing with the gravest threat to its national security and to ensure that such horrific events won't happen again? To the best and the brightest in the American armed forces and intelligence services? You would assume that we owe as much to the victims of 9/11 and their families. But no. In fact, the job of wiping out the leaders of...
  • Bush has an answer to all questions: 9/11 [SLIMES ALERT]

    03/08/2004 3:20:58 PM PST · by MegaSilver · 9 replies · 137+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | 08 March 2004 | Edwin Chen, Los Angeles Times Service
    <p>Invoking a tragedy as a voting cue is an age-old tactic in politics but one that could backfire on President Bush, who has been criticized for his 9/11-based campaign ads.</p> <p>WASHINGTON - As his reelection bid kicks into high gear, President Bush is offering a catchall explanation designed to inoculate himself against potential vulnerabilities -- from a soft economy and massive budget deficits to the growth of government and a curtailment of civil rights.</p>
  • San Diego Fire Warnings Were Repeatedly Ignored

    11/15/2003 1:08:24 AM PST · by goldstategop · 13 replies · 158+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/15/03 | Tony Perry And Joel Rubin
    The warnings came in reports from the fire agencies seeking more funding and in task force studies after previous wildfires. Voters have rejected repeated proposals for funding improved fire protection with increased taxes.
  • Another Actress Makes the Case for Conan the Gentleman

    10/09/2003 10:53:38 AM PDT · by hotpotato · 7 replies · 313+ views
    LA Times ^ | 10-08-03 | Steve Lopez
    I've now found three actresses who say they were not molested by gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger. Yes, I'm telling you this for a self-serving reason — I'm hoping to save my job by preventing more people from canceling their subscriptions because of all our stories about Arnold groping women. But there's more to it than that. On this election day, I'm doing it out of a sense of fairness. At a rally in Costa Mesa, I met Angela Fair, who says she was a double in "Terminator 3." Fair told me Arnold never did anything untoward on or off the...