Disgraceful Journalism on Spring Street?? It would not be the first time.........
The Times is embroil in a controversy over journalistic ethics regarding their decision to embargo the release of a video of a 2003 banquet where then-state Sen. Barack Obama spoke of his friendship with Rashid Khalidi, a leading Palestinian scholar and activist.
Now if one just got hit with a "flashback moment" then you are among the thousands of current or ex. Times readers who know all too well the proclivity of the "OLD GRAY HAG ON SPRING STREET" in trying to influence elections, municipal, state, and nation.
For us objective observers of the "OLD GRAY HAG ON SPRING STREET" we know all too well that the Times has over time has gone through various incarnations in their advocation, errr, objective reporting on the "political rock star" of the moment.
For us in CD 14, who cannot forget the flirtation that was the early relationship between the "OLD GREY HAG" and that "Dreamin Latino Rock Star" Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa which was known as the "LA ANTONIA TIMES ERA".
The "OLD GRAY HAG" knew no shame nor let journalistic ethics (mixed in with Parke Skelton's Talking Points) get in the way of promoting their "Savior of Los Angeles".
Nick Pacheco, Mothers of East LA, and James Hahn were mere "speed bumps of hatchet job journalism" in the Times quest to install their "political flavor of the moment" within his current office on the third floor in City Hall.
The Times even had the audacity to try making the formerly rotund Cruz Bustamante into Governor Bustamante by crafting news mixed with faulting polling, and holding, then dumping damaging information on Arnold Schwartzenegger on the Thursday before the Recall Election for Governor.
Geez what could of been the "BUDDHA BUSTAMANTE TIMES ERA" came to not.
Now with the ire of talk radio and the conservative bloggersphere focus on the Times latest attempt to advance their news room/editorial board agenda. The question will be how the Times will survive their latest incarnation as the "LA OBAMA TIMES".