Monday Late Morning Media Wrap
Oh, well. At least they are writing more directly to readership.
[And apologies to Albert Brooks in BroadcastNews.]
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.
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.
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.