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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

More Mirth for Mirthala, This Time With Fabian! (But You Knew That)

This is not news despite what some westside bloggers and news sites may think. We had it here first. Looks like Mirthala has a thing for rising star Latino politicians.

I think its time NBC considered getting rid of this "journalist" before they become a laughing stock.

NBC did however fire married reporter Kyung Lah for "gross misconduct" who had an affair with a producer at the station. The situation was so scandalous it apparently warranted the firing of two additional staffers.

As one of our readers asked, is it not gross misconduct if you are a reporter covering a political beat to sleep with at least two of the politicians you are charged with covering?

I would suspect the people who were fired may feel the same way.

And the consequences Mirthala has to face for her decision are numerous. No matter how great a reporter she is, no matter that she won "Women of the Year" in 1999, forget that she once worked on an NBC news network program - she will be a permanent butt to jokes, snickers and giggles and always been known as Antonio Villaraigosa's girlfriend.

For new readers here are our past stories on Mirthala:

Finally, reports are saying that rumors that the Mayor and Salinas are expecting an "anchor baby" are false. Our source says don't be so sure just yet. I'd like to think the Mayor and Mirthala aren't that reckless but its tough to do so given the turn of events.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Mayor, the TV Anchor
And the Ethics Fireworks in Los Angeles
By Bob Steele
Nelson Poynter Scholar for Journalism Values

There are big-time fireworks in Los Angeles right now and they have nothing to do with the 4th of July celebration. This spectacle is about the mayor of L.A. and his very personal connections with a local television journalist.

The Los Angeles Daily News reports that "Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa acknowledged Monday that he is involved in a romantic relationship with television newswoman Mirthala Salinas."

The Los Angeles Times reports, "Last month Villaraigosa announced his separation from his wife of two decades, Corina Villaraigosa, and there had been speculation for weeks about whether another woman might be involved."

It’s the identity of this other woman that makes this case a topic for particular scrutiny in the arena of journalism ethics.

Mirthala Salinas is an anchor and reporter for the Los Angeles Telemundo station, Channel 52. She was part of the story about the mayor and she was involved in reporting it.

As the Times story recounts, "On June 8, Salinas opened Telemundo’s newscast with a report about Villaraigosa confirming that he and his wife were separating. 'The rumors were true,' Salinas said in Spanish. 'Mayor Villaraigosa confirmed today that he is separating from his wife, Corina, after more than 20 years of marriage.'"

It’s important to note that the Daily News story quotes a Telemundo spokesman as saying Salinas "moved off the political beat, which includes coverage of the mayor, about 11 months ago."

What’s not clear, of course, is when Salinas started her personal relationship with the mayor and whether it was going on while she was covering him as a journalist. If that was the case, there are serious concerns to be raised about her ethics and those of her station’s news managers if they were aware of the intersection of professional and personal connections.

And, even if Salinas left her political beat role and direct coverage of the mayor before she started the romantic relationship with him, what the heck was she doing reading stories as a newscast anchor that focused on his personal life?

The fireworks are exploding in L.A. on this one, and we’ll learn more as the smoke clears.

It’s a classic "warning bell" case for all journalists across the land.

The principle of independence is essential to the credibility of reporting on government officials. That independence is jeopardized when a journalist has a personal relationship with someone she or he covers. Competing loyalties, if not properly and ethically handled, can erode the integrity of the journalist and of the journalist’s news organization.

source: poynteronline

July 03, 2007 9:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is nothing new. Fabian, Antonio, Miguel, Xavier - they all shared whores. It was the Marxist thing to do, youi share everything - even your women - has a woman ever led a marxist revolution or nation? Marxism is an inherently flawed, sexist philosophy.

Antonio banged Helen after Mike Hernandez got through with her - yuk! Maria Elena was tossed from Antonio to Miguel. Ruth was shared by all. Barbara from Polanco's office was wearing out her knee pads with more than two of these fools. Antonio thought he could share Martha with Richard but Richard didn't turn out to be a true marxist. The list goes on and on - just take a look around city hall and that mini-skirt brigade, how many of those woman are currently being shared.

July 03, 2007 9:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"NBC has a moral clause which they strictly enforced when they found one of their married reporters was having an affair with a producer there. They fired the reporter, the producer and another poor schmuck who knew about the affair but hadn't reported it to management. Why they are sitting on this is beyond me."

July 03, 2007 10:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is starting to remind me of another recent news story: Who's Your Daddy? Paternity Battle Between Brothers

"Twin brothers Raymon and Richard Miller are the father and uncle to a 3-year-old little girl. The problem is, they don't know which is which. Or who is who.

The identical Missouri twins say they were unknowingly having sex with the same woman. And according to the woman's testimony, she had sex with each man on the same day. Within hours of each other."

YUCK! YUCK! YUCK! YUCK! YUCK!

July 03, 2007 10:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Interesting that the Z-man strikes again at the LAWeekly with an article on Mayor V.

Did he leave the L.A. Times or did he decide that he has more freedom at the LAWeekly?

July 03, 2007 10:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Twin brothers Antonio and Fabian Villarainuñez are the father and uncle to a bun in the oven. The problem is, they don't know which is which. Or who is who, and to make matters worse, both are impervious to shame. . .

July 03, 2007 10:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This puts the GROSS in (David Brewer voice) Vila-ga-ROSA

July 03, 2007 10:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I head that Walter got a piece of that ass too. Unfortunately, Mirthala owns a condo in Studio City instead of a home in West L.A., so he moved on to greener pastures. The travails of a gold digger...

July 03, 2007 10:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

And according to the WESTSIDE WHITE GUY, the WOMEN IN QUESTION was seen at home CHUGGING A BOTTLE OF VINO

July 03, 2007 11:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antonio will just shrug it off. IF the girfriend moves into Getty House, she'll be closer to work! Saves gas, and gets us closer to the Mayor's goal of being the greenest city in the country.

July 04, 2007 7:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why they are sitting on this is beyond me."

July 03, 2007 10:03 PM

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Hmmmmmm ... might the fact that one of the high visibility globalist (who control the media) pawns is involved?? Hmmmmmmm.....

July 04, 2007 8:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How do you say "slutty whore" in that language of theirs?

July 04, 2007 9:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

By the way, this kind of information getting out is going to make it even tougher for the Wandering Mayor ... normally we could expect the pressure to be on him now to actually marry this whore to "legitimize" his "romance" with her and make it seem like something so much deeper and more meaningful than just another of many lays ... but in the face of the news that all of them are sleeping around like they are in a constant heat, it is going to be real tough to put any face of legitimacy on any of it!

July 04, 2007 9:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The real question is ... will Villar, a la Eddie Murphy, demand a DNA test? Or just live with it and wonder...

July 04, 2007 9:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wow!
"Mayor Villasalinas"- that might work.

It sure looks like another politician has become victim of his own arrogance and greed.

Announces a separation: "I take full responsibility..."

Announces a girlfriend: "I take full responsibility..."

He's got zero credibility and zero-minus-x integrity.

He has finally Jumped the shark, self-destructed, passed the point of no return, become tainted goods, and on and on. What a fool.


You want "Privacy?" Hold on there. You are a public official and are accountable to the public. If you act with bad judgment, do unethical and immoral things in private life, it is part of your performance evaluation for the job.

If absolute privacy was available to politicians, that would be like letting the wolf into the hen house.

Mayor Villa-(pending), you did it all yourself on this one. CM Mike Hernandez was caught doing coke on the job and more, but the council cast him as a "victim" - applying the "There but for the grace of God go I" syndrome - and Hernandez finished out his term and was picked up as a consultant by another councilman. But this time it looks like you're all on your own.

Your aides are trying to keep the Titanic from going under and taking their jobs, as seen by the history of contradictory announcements released on your behalf.

Very bad. You have even compromised whatever ethics your staff may have started out with.

A voter in CD 14,- also disappointed by Huizar's performance, or "non-performance."

July 04, 2007 9:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yes, have you noticed the pattern? It is ALWAYS the most corrupt and amoral who take up the Clinton mantras..."Character doesn't count", "It is a PRIVATE matter" ... all of which are total bull, like just everything that came of Clinton!

Character and morality COUNT BIG TIME in private citizens ... it counts a thousand fold in those who would be public figures theoretically serving the public "good".

Bye bye scumbag!

July 04, 2007 9:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

9:43

Wow...using Clinton as an example of lack of character and morals.

Howabout the current President:

1- DUIs up the wazoo
2- Did coke (AFTER COLLEGE)
3- Pardoned a traitor to the United States.

Don't go around talking about how Clinton was this horrible person for getting laid...look at the REAL problems of society...not just the partisan shit you know nothing of a bitch thinks is a problem.

July 04, 2007 10:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The rumor circulating at Telemundo is that Salinas has video of herself and Antonio -- and that the business they're shown doing is hardly professional.

July 04, 2007 10:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The problem with Villar is that he combines his own shameful behavior with this constant I'm-the-victim finger wagging. I'd say Fabian Nunez is ten times the asshole Villar is, but he isn't so irritating since he doesn't pretend NOT to be an asshole.

July 04, 2007 10:22 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don't go around talking about how Clinton was this horrible person for getting laid...look at the REAL problems of society...not just the partisan shit you know nothing of a bitch thinks is a problem.

July 04, 2007 10:13 AM

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Clinton was and IS "this horrible person". You think the only problem with Clinton was "getting laid"? Hardly - it was simply a glaring outward manifestation of the overall rot within. And I am certainly not partisan if you are talking about Democrats and Republicans, since I am neither. And just WHAT does that last sentence mean? It is indecipherable.

July 04, 2007 10:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Z-man starts Monday.

July 04, 2007 10:46 AM  

Blogger Officer Malloy said:

Just goes to show ... get your real news from the blogs. Newspaper and TV media are owned by the big, global corporations. .... Journalistic ethics is an oxymoron much like military intelligence. I say ditch the crappy newsrags like the LA TIMES and Daily Breeze. LA Times has been covering & promoting Mayor AV for 2 years! This Mirthala story is proof!

July 04, 2007 10:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is how it works. If you are a news station and you want good stories, send in the reporter most likely to get a good interview. With womanizers you send in pretty young things who are willing to do what it takes to get the interview. Another thing, say you are a lobbying group. You want to get politicians to do what you want. Who do you send in? The lobbyist most likely to persuade the politician to do what you want. Again, you would send in a pretty young thing to a known womanizer.

How do I know this? My group sent me in to persuade Antonio on our issue. They sent me in because they said he was a womanizer who would listen to a pretty young thing with boobs. I have boobs. I talked to Antonio, he talked to my boobs, he was persuaded to see my point of view on our issue.

Yes, Antonio should not have cheated on his wife and left her for this journalist who's just a politico fucker. But, these women are freely offering themselves to him, to get what they want. It takes a strong man to say "no" and we all know Antonio is weak.

p.s. I did not sleep with Antonio or do anything else with him. I just wore a snug black business pant suit, batted my eyes a little and paid him some compliments on his suit.

July 04, 2007 11:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What AV should be asking himself is why is he settling for Fabian and Alex Padilla left overs? This Salinas woman has an agenda and behaves like a groupie with politicans. She has no morals and no conscience because she reported on the AV separation even though she was sleeping with AV. Again Latino electeds embarrassing us all. No shame, no remorse and they can kiss those Latina women voters goodbye after this. Kudos to Daily News for breaking the story. LA Slimes had the story but didn't go with it cause they are nothing more then pr train for AV and illegals. Thanks to Mayor Sam who broke this story in beginning of June. Reporters are reading this blog to get more inside scoops.

July 04, 2007 11:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

7:35 No, idiot...if she moves into the Getty House she will be farther away from NBC/Telemundo in Burbank since she lives in Studio City now. Moron.

July 04, 2007 12:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:24 I totally agree. This woman is a star fucker, a groupie. She fucked Antonio's friend Fabian. She fucked Antonio's friend Padilla. Lord only know how many other slimy politicians dipped their wick. Who would want a woman like that? And who would leave their wife for a woman like that? A night of fun, maybe, but to destroy your marriage, family, career over some slut who's fucked everyone in City Hall and the Capital?

July 04, 2007 12:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Times traced their relationship back at least 18 months.

In November 2005 — four months after he was sworn into office — Villaraigosa was seen one evening by a resident of the Sherman Oaks condominium complex where Salinas lived at the time.

Jean Rouda recalled pulling into the garage about 9 p.m. and seeing Villaraigosa standing alone and buzzing to get into the building. Rouda said she recognized the mayor and was surprised that he had no security guards and that there was no limousine parked nearby. She said she and her niece entered the lobby, where they encountered Villaraigosa, who was wearing a dress shirt and slacks, and was carrying bags of takeout food and a bottle of wine.

The two women and Villaraigosa got into the elevator. He extended his hand to Rouda and introduced himself as Antonio.

"I look at him and go, 'I know who you are. I know who you're going to see. Tell her I say hi,' " she recalled.

Rouda said she was certain that Villaraigosa was visiting Salinas because everyone else in the 15-unit complex was "older and Jewish" except for her. "I knew he was not going to visit an elderly Jewish woman with wine and food," she said.

July 04, 2007 12:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

All along, Villaraigosa and his aides remained silent about the relationship.

Then in late January, rumors about the Villaraigosas' shaky marriage escalated after a local Internet blog reported that the mayor and his wife had separated.

July 04, 2007 12:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

7:35 No, idiot...if she moves into the Getty House she will be farther away from NBC/Telemundo in Burbank since she lives in Studio City now. Moron.

July 04, 2007 12:04 PM

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Gee, maybe the person who posted that statement was thinking of her "political" "work" at City Hall ... Duh???
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July 04, 2007 12:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Laura Castañeda, an associate professor of professional practice for the USC Annenberg School of Journalism, criticized Telemundo for allowing Salinas to report on the mayor in any respect, saying it was "completely inappropriate" for the station to let Salinas announce the mayor's breakup with his wife.

"I think Telemundo is going to have to really take a hard look at this," said Castañeda, who has conducted research about Spanish-language media. " It doesn't reflect well. Telemundo has no excuse."

July 04, 2007 12:45 PM  

Anonymous EastsideKitty said:

Antonio is such a dog that he didn't even care that his buddy Fabian was hitting it before he got there.

Antonio will always play the victim card because the mainstream media has always accepted this deflection and he has been able to spin things to his benefit.

Ricardo's mailers in 2003 were on the money but he turned them around and played victim. Now it seems that we are all victims of Antonio's media masters, including Parke Skelton.

July 04, 2007 12:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1013 - talk about partisan shit -you're up to your eyeballs it and you don't know what the fuck you're talking about. First, Libby was NOT convicted of treason. Second, Bush did not pardon him; he COMMUTED his jail sentence. Clinton, on the other hand PARDONED, yes, P-A-R-D-O-N-E-D a dozen FALN Marxist terrorists who killed and permanently disfigured scores of Americans. Get you facts straight before spouting off you ignorant jackass.

July 04, 2007 12:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

E. Gordon LIDDY?

July 04, 2007 2:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

As I remember, the Ten Commandments, which the mayor signed up for when he was baptized, has a couple of items in there about committing adultery and coveting your neighbor's wife. Toss in the marriage vows for good measure. If the mayor thinks so lightly about these what degress of seriousness do you think he gave to his oath of office? Wouldn't you love to be a fly on the wall when he goes to confession next?

July 04, 2007 6:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mirthala Salinas Antonios new squeeze requests a last name change.

The Mayor is now Antonio Villalinas.
Scratch off Villaraigosa.

July 04, 2007 7:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I hate to agree with 11:24 -- because I do think one's personal life should not be equated w/ the official, just cuz they're politicians they're still human -- but I'm afraid this lady is not going to sit well with voters if he makes her "the one." She had had such a string of politician lovers, married and otherwise, it seems like she set out to ensnare the big cahuna for her greedy ambition, hard to believe it was spontanious love. And with her being a Spanish - language reporter, mainstream CA isn't going to love that if he runs for Gov with her at his side: is she an American, or a Mexican?

July 04, 2007 7:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

After reading this Fabian story, I still think Villamugroso is better.

Mirthala drank the kool aid.

The spin from Uli, Trujillo & Co. had her convinced "rising star" Tony Villar was headed for the presidency and she wanted to be First Lady.

July 04, 2007 8:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

7:19Pm

She is a MexicanAmerican, American like everyone who lives in our Country. People who question a persons character because of their heritage are a bunch of narrow minded, dumb f*@ks and stupid.

Is this who you are?

July 04, 2007 8:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

But it's all the Latino politicians who lack character, morals, ethics, intelligence, class, taste, etc.

Mayor Sam & all the bloggers have done it again! We stopped the immigration bill and we will see to it that Tony Villar & Co. are thrown out on their brown asses ASAP!

Happy Birthday, America!

July 04, 2007 10:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

FIRE THE WHORE!!
RECALL THE MIDGET CHEATER AND LIAR!

July 05, 2007 12:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

July 04, 2007 10:14 PM

Amen to that brother!

I love these Clintonesque creatures who come out of the woodwork trying to claim that a person can segment their personality with such ease ... "Gee, just because he is a lying, duplicitous, conniving piece of shit in one area of his life doesn't mean he can't be honorable, trustworthy and productive in another area of his life!"

HAH!! Of course, if they run into one of these characters in their own lives who rips them off or screws them over, suddenly the perp really IS rotten through and through! Also, these defenders are usually themselves equally devoid of any character or honor whatsoever and are, in reality, vicariously defending themselves when they defend these scumbags!

"Big Kahuna" Villar? No, more like "Big Chihuahua" (in heat)!

Sleaze is sleaze and both he and the skank need to be kicked to the side ... real quick!

July 05, 2007 7:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

7:06

HA HA

PERFECTLY SAID!!!!!!

July 05, 2007 7:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Padilla, Nunez AND Villaraigosa???? Maybe Mirthal Salinas is a blackmailer. Seems she's got a thing for politicians. She should be fired and run out of town.

July 06, 2007 11:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

AV needs to put it back in his pants and MS might can be considered your basic media whore. Many newscasters have been married at least five times and after I saw enough of the business and lifestyles, I got out! You reap what you sow! They deserve each other!

July 06, 2007 2:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The only good thing out of this if any, is that we've found out the type of low class man he is before he had a change to run for Governor. His wife should run for Mayor and then Governor. I'll vote for her; she has more class and brains that he does.

July 06, 2007 8:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mirthala is a tramp. In Spanish a "Puta."

August 10, 2008 2:18 PM  

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