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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Thursday Hotsheet at 3 a.m.


JM, Che on Mural, Sunset, 11.14.07

Joseph Mailander
a guy in laelsewhereemail

Books just don't matter much to your local fishwrap. If you ever needed more proof of this, take a look at how the LATimes convulsed when it discovered it had based a story about a death that occurred over a decade ago on fraudulent documents.

"In relying on documents that I now believe were fake, I failed to do my job," Philips said in a statement Wednesday. "I'm sorry."

In his statement, Duvoisin added: "We should not have let ourselves be fooled. That we were is as much my fault as Chuck's. I deeply regret that we let our readers down."

Compare that to how the reviewer of a completely fraudulent book about gangbanging blamed everyone else other than herself in the process of defending her review.

Who can blame readers who follow the story for wanting to understand how so many people were fooled? No one likes to be fooled. Least of all, I might argue, a critic. (I suspect we could conduct focus groups with real-life, bona-fide gang members and some of them would be fooled too.) That was my first reaction, somewhere in the gut like a fist. There were a few other feelings, including amusement--admit it, like falling into a story or being forced to stay home because of the weather, it’s a little bit thrilling that we still can be fooled....


Yes, she even wondered if it mattered.

Believe it when you read that the Grape Street Crips took a hit in the Daily News. The grand jury indictments come down on thirteen gang members of one of LA's most dangerous who are alleged to have been involved in the production of PCP.

As home purchases drop and bankruptcies climb, the buyer to foreclosure ratio is moving towards an eerie equilibrium, the paper also reports.

This really flew under the radar: State courts banned most home schooling last month. But they'll reconsider in appeal.

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21 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Philips and the others should spend real time on investigating the crimes and gangsters at City Hall. They are the ones we elected to have integrity.

If LA Times was was doing the real investive reporting instead of trying to be like expose' tabloids that probably would not happen.

What goes around comes around.

March 27, 2008 8:47 AM  

Anonymous leroy said:

Joe,

Why are hatin on our peoples?
The black man has been oppresed by the white man for 250 years. The brothers from grape street crips, are just trying to make a livin.

You white people donts understand what it be like livin in the ghetto. We needs to sell drugs to survive, they aint no jobs in the ghetto.

If we donts sell the drugs to make the money, then the mesicans will be selling the drugs to make money.

Its the white goberments fault the black man have to be using and selling drugs, why donts you talk abouts that Joe?

March 27, 2008 10:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is why there is so much gang violence and these stupid city council idiots are making LA a sanctuary. Let ICEZ Come and Raid to get rid of all the illegals in this city breaking the law. Get rid of all the illegal vendors selling shit all over the city. What a bunch of clowns.
YEA APPLAUD THEM FOR BEING FUCKING IDIOTS!!!! YES, I'M LATINO AND SAY GET RID OF ILLEGALS

MAPA AND HML APPLAUD L.A. CITY COUNCIL FOR IMMIGRATION RESOLUTION
March 26, 2008
Greetings!

MAPA AND HML APPLAUD L.A. CITY COUNCIL FOR IMMIGRATION RESOLUTION, BUT CALL FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION TO OPPOSE LOCAL RAIDS AGAINST WORK-PLACES AND NEIGHBORHOODS

March 27, 2008 10:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I agree our mayor and City Council are fucking idiots, who only care about getting elected. Anybody living in Los Angeles can see the result of our sanctuary city. Los Angeles has the worst schools and the most gangs what more do you need to know?

Y yo también soy latino, todo mondo puede ver los resultados de no tener control sobre los inmigrantes.

http://lavoice.org/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=3054

March 27, 2008 11:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mississipi has the worst schools. The south with the majority white non Hispanic population far outranks Los Angeles for worst schools.

March 27, 2008 11:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Too much interbreeding in Misssippi. Maybe we should tell send the illegals there to interbreed and bring up the intelligence in both ethnicities.

March 27, 2008 11:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nezt time one of these illegal assholes kills someone, runs over them, drunk drives, shoots an innocent bystander let the dumb ass politicans explain it to the victim's families. LAPD better not stop impounding the cars of illegals. Take their sorry asses off the road. Hell no don't make this city a sanctuary. It already looks like Beriut.

...MAPA and HML Applauds Los Angeles City Council on Immigration Resolution but Calls for Action on Stopping Raids MAPA and HML call for immediate action opposing local raids against the work place and neighborhoods: Eliminate impounding of vehicles for no driver’s license; Declare Los Angeles a Sanctuary City; and Issue municipal IDs to any resident desiring one Los Angeles, CA. The Mexican American Political Association (MAPA) and the Hermandad Mexicana Latinoamericana (HML) applaud the Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, and the City Council for approving a council resolution opposing the oppressive SAVE ACT

March 27, 2008 11:39 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

this blog is a sanctuary city for a racist hater. her dead beat daddy mustve been a mexican.

March 27, 2008 11:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

11:39 AM gets your ass home and clean ou the garage and backyard, says your moma.

March 27, 2008 11:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

thats a no go, mrs. rivera. petra's fried.

March 27, 2008 11:50 AM  

Anonymous G.J. said:

EXCELLENT! DQ posts up the ebonics comment under his new pseudonym "leroy" and nobody mentions the thing. You are all good students and are progressing very well in your abilities to identify Attention Whores, and closet racists.. Gold Stars all around..

March 27, 2008 12:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

estupido, its not dq.leroy is petrafied nut in the city talking like shes black.

March 27, 2008 12:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Lame ass petrafried bigot in the city.

March 27, 2008 12:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

estupido, its not dq.leroy is petrafied nut in the city talking like shes black.

Lame ass petrafried bigot in the city

Where you been? It's all DQ. Anytime you get an unfunny ,dated yesteryear, gender or race baiting comment it's ALWAYS the mouthy mex. Eliminate him and get instant peace in the valley.. Or keep him close , compliment his inane comments and you'll have a new friend. He'll hump your leg like some raunchy mutt.

March 27, 2008 1:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Please dont miss one gripping gang thread introduced on Free Republic by a Los Angeles AnimalLover That's a rare bird with the expertise in the animals, 'illegal aliens' and the gangs bangers.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1991120/posts

March 27, 2008 1:45 PM  

Anonymous Leroy said:

I am not Don Quackers or PetraFried or an animal lover.

I hate dogs, cats and especially big ghetto rats.

Leroy is my alter-ego, who is the mayate version of Don Quackers.

Comprendes?

Donts be trippin on mys comments, and donts axe too many questions.

March 27, 2008 3:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

liar liar panties on fire.

March 27, 2008 5:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Barf/Gava joe wax's poetic

"Where you been? It's all DQ. Anytime you get an unfunny ,dated yesteryear, gender or race baiting comment it's ALWAYS the mouthy mex"
...................................
Uh Oh! donquixotephobia has a grip on his scrawny neck like a pitbull on a bone

March 27, 2008 8:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hear an echo.
E-e-echoinLA@aol.com
PetrifriedinLA
AnimalLover
EchoinLA
EchoinLA
skip skip skip

March 28, 2008 12:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What the fuck are you talking about?

God, just go away and let whoever she/he is post in peace.

March 28, 2008 1:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oh the vitriol, so much vitriol for the truth. Petrafried is the Disgraced Nut In The City.

March 28, 2008 9:23 AM  

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