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Monday, November 26, 2007

Monday Late Morning Media Wrap

Just when you thought you've seen everything: the Times blows the cover off of senior nooky.

Oh, well. At least they are writing more directly to readership.

[And apologies to Albert Brooks in BroadcastNews.]

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BTW, MayorSam's Hotsheet for Monday is here, in case you missed it. He bottlecapped it with a few of his own posts, including one about that damn parade the City "saved" at your expense because it affords yet another tv and print photoop for otherwise unknown City pols. Tom LaBonge, Rip Torn---that's about right.

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Tony Castro had a good piece this morning on something we discussed here in (rather snippy) comments a few days ago: the Democratizing of the Valley. Coincidence? Valley Dems organizers are part Deaniac alums, part peaceniks, part union, part the burgeoning Latino population, and certainly a force all around. I still don't believe that the English-speaking Valley is Democratic, but at this point that's just anecdotal conjecture. One thing for sure: activist Chad Jones' spin "We don't know how things are supposed to be" is very recruit-savvy.

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Conversely---what's wrong with this former fishwrap of record piece on Antonio no longer being a frontrunner for Governor? What isn't? It's twenty inches devoted to speculation about speculation about something that may or may not happen in 2010.

So never believe it when a Times news editor says, "Oh, we don't have the space to cover that." They don't have the space to cover yesterday's local horse races in any meaningful way, but they'll cover the 2010 Governor's race---for which nobody has declared a thing, other than their boredom with it---in 2007.

Jeezo pizo. Even when trying to be critical, the awestruck Times scribes continue to get spun out of their shorts by Team Tony.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

I am so sick of these idiot council people taking credit for the hard work of community people. Huizar is going to march tonight with a church group who has been fighting for a the expansion of a toxic waste plant in the neighborhood. funny thing is Huizar didn't give a shit until last month 400 people showed up and all the press was there. Now all of a sudden Huizar puts out a press release and acts as if his dumb ass did anything. WRONG....STOP USING THE COMMUNITY YOU DUMB SHIT...

November 26, 2007 11:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

J.M. writes .....
Conversely---what's wrong with this former fishwrap of record piece on Antonio no longer being a frontrunner for Governor? What isn't? It's twenty inches devoted to speculation about speculation about something that may or may not happen in 2010.


Your fellow Blogging Burros are the best at writing about "speculation about speculation about something that may or may not have happened" Savvy???

November 26, 2007 11:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar is just doing what all politicans do when there is a news story which can get them free press.

Does anybody remember "Reggie The Alligator and" his number one media hound supporter on the city council.

November 26, 2007 11:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yeah I agree anything for publicity even though Huizar hasn't done shit for the community. People are getting sick eating bacteria laced food being sold from illegal vendors and Huizar passes and waves to them on the street. Huizar is still in diapers and never got involved in the toxic waste issue until he saw how Father Morretta really got the people fired up to fight. Then here comes stupid little sleazy weezy and how can anyone tell a dumb ass politican get the hell out of here? No one knows who Huizar is. He's the most ignored politican in the city.

November 26, 2007 2:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

(Huizar) He's the most ignored politican in the city.

November 26, 2007 2:04 PM

No he's not...the Mayor is...

November 26, 2007 2:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antonio For Governor! I'll be there. You'll all have forgotten everything by then. You won't want Gavin from San Francisco. Get used to it now and it won't hurt so much in a few years.

November 26, 2007 3:02 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

"MOOO BOY STEVE" comes up with this ranking on the "MAJORITY ILLEGAL REPORT" ? Big Yawn.

November 26, 2007 3:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

the parade actually had 125,000, ten times what you predicted, Sam. The LAT is the paper that found it a little dowdy and less than Hollywood's best effort, while the paper you love to quote and love to love, the DN, LOVED IT with the highest of praise!

Actually, Sam is right that with the right production values and promotion along with private money and better PR re: parking, the thing can be (almost) a Macy's parade. But the residents wouldn't want that traffic overnight, it may grow sort of towards there over years...

Something wholesome like that isn't bad for L A's image. As long as it pays for itself.

November 26, 2007 3:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

A couple of comments on the "blogging burro" spin team from the Trujillo camp....

1. You guys are greatly responsible with making this site a success by using speculative and overblown comments to belittle a standing mayor facing real problems. To hear you guys complain about similar treatment is truly a joke.

"Your" mayor is a joke. He has had extensive stadewide political and financial backing and he hasn't accomplished anything except generating bad press. He's a loser and we are all stuck with him in part because you put lipstick on that pig.

2. The use of "name calling" as effective political debate. May I suggest calling your team "the Plumbers West" or the "Liberal Nixons"? Your "dirty trick" squad has blessed us with a level of sabotage not seen since the Sev enties so lets just bypass the pretense of working for a higher purpose and call it what it is... Mercenaries riding a wave.

Remember Mayor Poopy? How 'bout we try Mayor Runny Squirts for a while? Or have you guys deemed that inappropriate now?

Don't blame the students for the teacher's lesson plan

November 26, 2007 5:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm not a MAV fan, divided on his plans and accomplishments, but to be fair, the guy came from way behind as an underdog, and underfunded, to beat Hahn by a significant percentage. So it is true as the LAT article says, that it ain't over till the fat lady sings. A year can be an eternity in politics -- who'd have ever thought Jerry Brown would be touting himself as a stable married man?

November 26, 2007 8:56 PM  

Anonymous agnes zinder said:

^ Who would the fat lady be, Jan Perry ^
of "ban fast food restaurants" infamy?

November 26, 2007 11:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

MAV came out as an underdog? On what planet? In 2001 he had the backing of the governor, the outgoing mayor, the Democratic Party, the LA County Fed, and had the contributions he received as Speaker of the Assembly.... and he lost. In 2005, he had the backing of the previous mayor, the Democratic Party, the Speaker of the Assembly, the tacit opposition of the County Fed, the endorsement of the Times, and an extreme funding advantage in the runoff. How can you describe that as being an underdog?

November 27, 2007 10:22 AM  

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