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  • Republican convention draws 15.9 million TV viewers, down 28% from 2016

    08/25/2020 12:46:16 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 72 replies
    LA Times ^ | AUG. 25, 2020 | STEPHEN BATTAGLIO
    The first night of the Republican National Convention averaged 15.9 million viewers on Monday, a sharp drop of 28% from 2016. The audience figure from Nielsen was also below the opening night of last week’s Democratic National Convention which averaged 18.7 million viewers over the three major English language broadcast networks and three leading cable news channels. The audience for the Democrats on the first night of their convention was also down about 28% from 2016. With additional channels added, the final total was 19.7 million for the Democrats on Aug. 17. A total for coverage of the Republicans’ proceedings...
  • High taxes be damned, the rich keep moving to California

    03/11/2019 10:31:23 AM PDT · by Mariner · 84 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 11, 2019 | By George Skelton
    Are rich people fleeing California to escape astronomical state income taxes? That’s the word. But it’s fake news. In fact, more wealthy people are moving to California than leaving, research indicates. It’s the poor and middle class who are departing. It makes sense. If you’re getting rich in California and can afford to live comfortably here in this balmy climate, there’s little incentive to leave — except to stick it to the tax collector in Sacramento. “If you’ve got your business here and you’re making money, it’s hard to leave,” says Allan Zaremberg, president of the California Chamber of Commerce....
  • LA Times Laments Loss of Liberal Media Monopoly

    04/10/2017 12:04:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush ^ | April 10, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: In the LA Times today, how predictable is this? How often have we seen this? The LA Times has a story which purports to be written from the opinion-free middle. It’s a piece of consternation and hand-wringing over the wide gap between the mainstream media and conservative media and their audiences. They’re practically crying in frustration over this division. And the focus of the story is the Susan Rice story. The LA Times says on CNN and CBS and ABC what you have is the entire premise being ridiculed and CNN proudly refusing to even cover it and telling...
  • Trump won votes promising to protect veterans, but major veterans groups are rattled by his plans

    12/22/2016 4:08:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | December 22, 2016 | Evan Halper
    Donald Trump’s flair for connecting with veterans won him an overwhelming share of their votes, but the durability of the alliance is already being tested as Trump’s search for a Veterans Affairs secretary veers in a direction that has alarmed some of America’s most influential retired soldiers. Under pressure from conservative activists, including former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and organizations funded by the Koch Brothers, Trump is contemplating choosing an agency chief who would upend the entire veterans healthcare system. That would come over the protest of the country’s major veterans groups. An appointment like that could prove an early...
  • L.A. Times Stunned by Diversity of Volunteers at Trump H.Q.

    09/14/2016 7:33:12 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 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...
  • Contradicting Trump,Mex pres says he made it clear Mexico will not pay wall [LA Times Caught lying]

    08/31/2016 7:27:42 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 129 replies
    Los Anlgeles Times ^ | Aug 31, 2016
    Contradicting Trump, Mexican president says he made it clear Mexico will not pay for a border wall
  • If Trump wins, a coup isn't impossible here in the U.S.

    07/20/2016 6:09:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 199 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 19, 2016 | James Kirchick
    Americans viewing the recent failed coup attempt in Turkey as some exotic foreign news story -- the latest, violent yet hardly unusual political development to occur in a region constantly beset by turmoil -- should pause to consider that the prospect of similar instability would not be unfathomable in this country if Donald Trump were to win the presidency.
  • Ignore Cruz And Trump — Scapegoating Muslims Is An Un-American Response To The Brussels Attacks

    03/22/2016 5:57:45 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 78 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 21, 2016
    Ignore Cruz And Trump — Scapegoating Muslims Is An Un-American Response To The Brussels Attacks It has been clear at least since the massacre in Paris last November that jihadist terrorists are embedded in Europe, difficult to detect and determined to engage in spectacular acts of violence. So while Tuesday's carnage in Brussels was horrific, it also was achingly familiar. This time more than 30 people were killed and hundreds injured in separate attacks at the Brussels airport and at a downtown subway close to the headquarters of the European Union. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks. While condemnations...
  • PGA, USGA, LPGA stick with Donald Trump despite controversial comments

    07/02/2015 8:06:22 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 12 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 2 2015 | LA Times
    hough other companies and organizations are cutting ties with Donald Trump following his inflammatory comments about Mexican immigrants, the golf world is continuing to do business with the Republican presidential candidate. NBC, Univision and Macy's have cut ties with the real estate mogul following his comments, but the PGA of America, the LPGA, the USGA and the PGA Tour will go forward with their previously scheduled plans to host tournaments on his courses.
  • L.A. Times to NRA: Government’s ‘Responsibility’ To Regulate 2nd Amendment

    02/20/2015 3:07:17 PM PST · by PROCON · 38 replies
    breitbart ^ | Feb. 20, 2015 | AWR HAWKINS
    On February 19, the Los Angeles Times reacted to the growing momentum for Campus Carry legislation across the country by referring to the NRA as “crackpots” and reminding the organization that it is the government’s “responsibility to protect the public through reasonable gun control laws.” In other words, “shall not be infringed” does not mean shall not be regulated and/or controlled. According to the Times, the NRA has hit a new low by promoting the idea that an expansion of Campus Carry means “gun-toting women would be armed to defend themselves in the event of sexual assaults.” The Times claims...
  • '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...