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  • Age matters. Which is why Biden’s age is his superpower

    02/10/2024 2:24:59 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 61 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | February 9, 2024 | Bill McKibben
    Joe Biden is old. Like each of us, he comes from a particular place in history, in his case the LBJ years. And that’s one big reason why his first term has been so full of accomplishment: His age, often cited as the greatest obstacle to his reelection, is actually his superpower. The first presidential election in which Joe Biden was eligible to vote featured Lyndon Johnson beating Barry Goldwater. History remembers LBJ’s presidency as chaotic because of his tragic adventuring in Vietnam, but in other respects it was remarkable. His Great Society echoed Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal (FDR was...
  • What's Behind Massive Layoffs at Los Angeles Times and Sports Illustrated, with Andrew Klavan

    01/28/2024 8:48:20 AM PST · by Steely Tom · 66 replies
    YouTube ^ | 26 January 2024 | Megyn Kelly
    Megyn Kelly is joined by Andrew Klavan, author of "The House of Love and Death,” to discuss major layoffs at the Los Angeles Times, Sports Illustrated potentially shutting down, media outlets losing audience and money after going woke, and more.
  • LA Times Implodes As Dozens Are Laid Off, Millions In Revenue Flushed Down The Toilet

    01/24/2024 6:30:10 AM PST · by Red Badger · 69 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 23, 2024 7:27 PM ET | HAROLD HUTCHISON
    The Los Angeles Times announced over 100 journalists would be laid off Tuesday as the media outlet lost as much as $40 million a year, according to multiple outlets. The newspaper will reduce its newsroom staff by 20%, one of the biggest cuts in its 142-year history, the outlet’s Meg James reported. Among those who were axed included the chief and deputy chief of the paper’s Washington, D.C., bureau, along with its business editor, the music editor and books editor. Two of the paper’s four managing editors resigned prior to the announcement of the layoffs, adding to the uncertainty around...
  • Mass layoffs hit LA Times, California's biggest newspaper

    01/23/2024 12:40:14 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 46 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Jan 23, 2024 | By Farley Elliott
    The Los Angeles Times, the largest newspaper in California and one of the biggest by circulation in the entire United States, was hit with a heavy round of layoffs Tuesday. The move to terminate more than 110 positions within the company has been widely rumored for several weeks — even prompting a one-day walkout protest from the newsroom last week — but the scale of the layoffs, and when those layoffs would happen, was not widely known until Tuesday morning.
  • Earth surpasses critical 2-degree warming threshold, European climate officials say

    11/20/2023 2:28:56 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 113 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | November 20, 2023 | BY HAYLEY SMITH
    For the first time since record keeping began, Earth has surpassed a critical temperature threshold that scientists have long warned could unleash the worst effects of climate change. On Friday the planet soared 2.07 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, or the 1850 to 1900 average, according to Europe’s Copernicus Climate Change Service. Not all hope is lost, however. The Fifth National Climate Change Assessment, released last week by the White House, underscored that every fraction of a degree of warming added or averted will make a difference.
  • Why Palestinian Americans believe Rep. Rashida Tlaib spoke the truth

    11/13/2023 7:10:26 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 30 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 11, 2023 | Saree Makdisi
    “I can’t believe I have to say this,” Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) said during the debate over the motion to censure her in Congress this week, “but Palestinian people are not disposable. We are human beings just like anyone else.”
  • Film on Hamas attacks spurs heated protests outside Museum of Tolerance

    11/08/2023 10:13:07 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 16 replies
    Dueling demonstrations outside the Museum of Tolerance became heated on Wednesday night. Inside, a private screening of video of atrocities from the Oct. 7 Hamas attacks on Israel was underway. Outside, horns were blaring, flags were waving, and shouting matches were erupting. About 50 protesters gathered outside the museum prior to the start of the 47-minute film titled “Bearing Witness.” The film is a compilation of video from the attacks, gathered by the Israeli military. An estimated 1,400 people were killed and more than 200 taken hostage in the Oct. 7 attacks. In response, Israel has bombarded the Gaza Strip...
  • Ted Lieu Accuses NY Times of 'Intentionally' Writing False Headline for Gaza Hospital Report to Draw Clicks

    10/23/2023 10:19:05 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 20, 2023 | Kristine Parks
    Democratic congressman lashed out at New York Times and Los Angeles Times for pushing false narratives on Palestinian hospital strikeRep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., accused The New York Times of doing something far "worse" than making a mistake, after the outlet quoted Palestinian claims blaming Israel for the explosion that rocked the al-Ahli Baptist Hospital in Gaza City earlier this week. President Biden said that U.S. intelligence confirmed Israel was not to blame for the attack and backed up Israel's military investigation, which found the strike was caused by Palestinian terrorist group Islamic Jihad. Users on X roasted the paper for...
  • Column: Reagan gave Americans hope. Trump offers venom and lies

    09/24/2023 11:16:11 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 119 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 09/24/2023 | GEORGE SKELTON
    SACRAMENTO — The Republican Party will hold a presidential candidate debate at the Ronald Reagan library Wednesday. It’s a bad fit. The GOP’s modern idol is exactly the opposite of Reagan in personality and character. For upbeat Reagan, America was a “shining city on the hill.” For whining Donald Trump, it’s a waste bin for venom and lies. Reagan’s soaring rhetoric made people feel good about themselves. There was “always a bright dawn ahead” — “Morning in America.” Yes, maybe that was a tad naive and corny, but it brought a collective smile — and won over many Democrats.
  • Controversial law punishing doctors who spread COVID misinformation on track to be undone

    Show more sharing options Tucked into a state Senate bill revising aspects of the Medical Board of California is a brief but unambiguous clause undoing a controversial law that was intended to curb “dissemination of misinformation or disinformation related to COVID-19.”If the bill passes as expected this week, it will put an end to the saga of Assembly Bill 2098, a well-intentioned, poorly worded and ultimately doomed effort to curb the most flagrant cases of COVID-related falsehoods by people wielding medical licenses. “We are happy that the Legislature is attempting to address the defects in last year’s legislation,” said Chessie...
  • Gov. Gavin Newsom Officially Calls for Convention to Change US Constitution

    09/15/2023 4:32:06 PM PDT · by Publius · 125 replies
    The Western Journal (via MSN) ^ | 15 September 2023 | Richard Moorhead
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom is eyeing a change to the United States Constitution. The state's legislature on Thursday approved a resolution in support of Newsom's call for a 28th Constitutional amendment, according to the Los Angeles Times. The amendment would enshrine a list of Democratic gun-control policy priorities into federal law. California is requesting a Constitutional convention to enshrine the amendment. For the amendment to be considered, two-thirds of state legislatures would have to vote in favor of a convention, according to the Times. The proposed "Right to Safety Amendment" would limit legal gun ownership to adults 21 and older,...
  • Naked Body Found Shoved Into Sealed Barrel Identified As Local Rapper

    08/03/2023 8:01:22 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 75 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 03, 2023 7:19 AM ET | WILLIAM THOMPSON
    Police discovered the naked body of a 32-year-old man inside a barrel at Malibu Lagoon State Beach on Monday. Authorities identified the deceased victim as Javonnta Murphy, an aspiring musician from Sylmar, California, according to the Los Angeles Times. A lifeguard allegedly discovered the 55-gallon drum in the lagoon at around 10 a.m. Monday, according to Lt. Hugo Reynaga. Upon inspection, Murphy’s body was found sealed within the barrel, showing no signs of decomposition, the Times reported. While the origins of the barrel remain untraced, detectives observed distinctive markings that may link it to a printing company, the outlet noted....
  • Man featured in LA Times story dies in Death Valley amid 121-degree heat

    07/21/2023 7:47:44 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 56 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 7/20/2023 | By Amy Graff
    A 71-year-old Los Angeles man died in California’s Death Valley National Park on Tuesday, likely due to heat, as the afternoon high recorded in the park was 121 degrees, officials said. The Inyo County Coroner identified the deceased as Steven Curry. Curry fell to the ground outside the restroom at the Golden Canyon trailhead, the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office and the national park wrote in a news release. Before collapsing, Curry had been interviewed in the early morning by a Los Angeles Times reporter at Zabriskie Point; he had hiked about 2 miles from Golden Canyon to the point. “It’s...
  • RFK Jr. Is Really Scaring Them Now: LA Times Says He’s a Threat to ‘Our Democracy’

    06/21/2023 7:41:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/21/2023 | Robert Spencer
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has the Leftist political and media elites deeply rattled, and that’s utterly delightful. Imagine this scenario: a wildly unpopular and manifestly incapable president is running, however haltingly, for reelection. Initially he seemed like a lock, but then he encountered an unexpected challenge from a scion of an old American political family, a man who defies all the conventional categorization of political candidates and has set the establishment on its ear by challenging not only the superannuated corruptocrat in the White House but many of that establishment’s most cherished assumptions. It would make a great novel, but...
  • Gregory Yee, Times reporter who chased the stories that shaped L.A., dies at 33.. ( Los Angeles Times )

    01/06/2023 5:23:41 PM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | JAN. 5, 2023 | Christopher Goffard
    Gregory Yee, a hard-charging breaking news reporter for the Los Angeles Times, died unexpectedly Wednesday at the Hollywood bungalow where he lived. His family said the cause appeared to be complications from a respiratory issue. He was 33. ... Hired during the pandemic, he worked from home and did not have a chance to meet many of his co-workers in person. Colleagues said he enjoyed the adrenaline rush and constant novelty of breaking news, and studied the paper’s online analytics to gauge how much time readers were lingering on his stories.
  • California man ends up with a bullet in his gut after trying to steal a goat from a 79-year-old

    12/10/2022 5:38:32 AM PST · by lowbridge · 54 replies ^ | December 9, 2022 | JOSEPH MACKINNON
    On Monday afternoon, just before 3:30 p.m., the couple heard their animals making the kind of noises that might warrant an inspection. According to Lieutenant Michael Arens of the San Diego County Sheriff's San Marcos Station, the couple went outside for peace of mind, but instead saw 36-year-old Alexander Belinksy attempting to abscond with one their goats. The couple attempted to intervene, but Belinsky allegedly threw them to the ground. The 79-year-old may have regarded goat theft to be a matter suited to remedy by bare hands, but an assault on his wife was apparently cause for a constitutionally-protected riposte....
  • Op-Ed: Free food for all? Absolutely. In this age of abundance, it should be a human right ["If some processing plants, distribution warehouses and retailers were owned by government"]

    11/27/2022 9:53:32 AM PST · by grundle · 87 replies
    Los Angeles Times via Yahoo ^ | November 27, 2022 | Chloe Sorvino
    One way to do that would be to restructure some food companies, distribution warehouses and retailers as a public utility, like how the energy grid, sewers and water delivery are managed. If some processing plants, distribution warehouses and retailers were owned by government, they could use subsidies to buy grains, legumes like beans and meat directly from farmers, and the resulting goods could be made available free to everyone. Programs could alternatively take the form of universal school meals and open-to-all cafeterias that serve meals throughout the day.
  • Column: Rural climate skeptics are costing us time and money. Do we keep indulging them?

    09/27/2022 2:24:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 68 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | September 27, 2022 | BY ERIKA D. SMITH, ANITA CHABRIA
    GREENVILLE, Calif. — Looking back, Bradley Bentz doesn’t know what took him so long to move out of Los Angeles County. For decades, he’d lived a short walk from the Santa Anita Park racetrack and a few minutes drive to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. It was the typical city life. “The cars and the smog. The noise. The lights that you can’t even tell when it’s dark,” Bentz said, shaking his head as if waking up from a nightmare. “I just couldn’t do it.” So he headed to the sparsely populated mountains of Plumas County. He joined the U.S....
  • Why Are American Airlines Flights Being Haunted by Bizarre Groaning Noises?

    09/27/2022 7:57:58 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | Lucas Ropek
    They were coming from the plane’s loudspeaker. Flight attendants assured passengers it was a technical mixup. It was presumed that once the flight got underway, the noises would cease. Instead, they continued for hours: weird guttural moans and grunts projected over the intercom, apparently coming from nowhere. In an interview with Gizmodo, Collins characterized the noises as a cross between “explosive diarrhea, vomiting, and a weird, vaguely sexual moan.” Having listened to the noises, this writer would add “bad impression of Boris Karloff as Frankenstein’s monster” to that list. In general, the noises are weird, uncomfortable, and resistant to easy...
  • More women are seeking sterilization since Roe vs. Wade was overturned

    07/19/2022 9:08:05 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 113 replies
    LA Times ^ | 19 July 2022 | Melissa Gomez
    On the morning of May 3, Abby C. burst into tears when she learned a that leaked draft opinion signaled the U.S. Supreme Court would likely overturn Roe vs. Wade. Before getting out of bed, the 23-year-old booked a consultation to begin the process of getting sterilized. Abby, who did not want to use her last name for privacy reasons, said her previous gynecologist had dismissed her requests, citing her age. But with the leaked opinion throwing the future of reproductive rights into jeopardy, Abby stood firm in her decision. “I ended up telling her, this is the option I...