Scooping (LA) Observed Again - Tribune v Tribune
Everyone should know at this point about the various posts throughout the local LA blogs regarding the firefight between him and Martini Republic and ourselves. Martini's LA Blog is the best spot for an update/summary and they are more than worthy of their spot on the hot list.
Everyone also knows that Kevin now gets up at 1:00 AM to cut & paste from the LA Times out of pressure from the other "local blogs" who are scooping him every other day.
Knowing that he doesn't react well to pressure when he feels we cross into his territory, I can only imagine his reaction when he reads this in the middle of the night. I'll be over at the misses, so I'll have to tune in to this drama in the morning.
Well, he missed a story on his own beat today, so unfortunately (OK, fortunately) I have to scoop him on this one too! Now for the post within a post.
Tribune vs. Tribune
From Steve Harvey's Only in LA Column today in the LA Times, a Tribune company:
A little privacy, please: Commuters shaving or applying makeup on the morning drive are not uncommon sights. While I was away, Don Barrett's laradio.com website shared a shot of Desiree Horton of KTLA-TV Channel 5, who had not finished with her makeup when it was time for her airborne traffic report. Here's the good news: Horton wasn't the pilot.
KTLA-TV Channel 5 is a partner under the Tribune umbrella. This morning Sam Ruben was on the air trashing Harvey and the Times. Apparently KTLA has two issues with the Times. First, the picture they used of Horton was taken as part of a gag reel/ joke segment. The Times took that picture completely out of context, and KTLA views this as an ethical violation on their part. Second, Harvey claims that Horton is not a pilot and this is completely not true.
There you have it. Your LA Times update that Kevin slept through.