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Friday, April 04, 2008

Kevin Roderick A Fraud?

That's what the email in my inbox said. Allegedly.

I've been hearing about this for a while but Luke Ford has bit and published (and yes I know he published it a few days ago, who cares) a piece taking to task LAObserved blogger, the lovable Westside White Guy, Kevin Roderick himself.

It appears that, according to Ford, Roderick has claimed credit for a handful of Pulitzers he didn't actually win.

To be fair, WWG worked as an editor on the LA Times stories he claims the prize for, but the byline and award went to others according to Ford.

I have a friend who won an Emmy and I took him out to dinner. Maybe I should claim that I've won an Emmy?

Its not the end of the world but given how much Roderick often unfairly slams other journos we couldn't resist.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Pot calling the kettle black.

April 03, 2008 11:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why is Luke Ford bringing this up? Its desperate. And I know you don't like Roderick, for whatever reason, but this is a pretty weak accusation to latch onto.

Ford calls into question Kevin's bio that says Roderick "shared in two Pulitzer Prizes awarded for staff coverage." Ford then, incredulously, says, "Does that mean that everyone who worked on these series (must be more than 50 people) shared in these Pulitzers?"

Its an award for STAFF COVERAGE then yes, and Roderick was staff, he shares in it. Trust me, I'm sensitive to people who fluff their resumes... this doesn't come close.

April 04, 2008 1:00 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I hope Roderick was watching the pathetic hacking of Mayor Sam tonight by one of Mayor Sam's "featured bloggers" a nut that he knew was a nut WAS TOLD IS A NUT, SPOKE ABUSIVELY TO THE POSTERS WHO SAID SHE IS A NUT, That got into his system, breeched his security and claims she collected IP addresses of his bloggers. She deleted warning posts for hours while Joe kept trying to talk about Art, like a little old lady who didn't want to admit his slip was hanging out of his dress.

Kevin must be feeling pretty chipper right now, as he should. This blog is a mess.

April 04, 2008 1:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Kevin Roderick is a journalist.
Michael Higby is an opportunist.
Kevin Roderick opinions aren't for sale. Mayor Sam tried to sell the editorial on this blog last year till he was busted by LA Voice's Mack Reed, another good journalist.

Mayor Sam is a bitter meanie. Kevin Roderick is the standard in LA Blogs. Go pick on someone your own size Mayor -- SMALL!

April 04, 2008 1:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Roderick doesn't need the rantings of the City Loon to get the eyeballs and the page hits. He has insider information and his blog is powerful, unlike this blog which has become a cut and paste festival for a racist nut who everyone knows her name. Give it a rest Mayor. You can't even spit where Roderick walks.

April 04, 2008 1:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Roderick has no comments. Have the IP addresses of all contributors here been compromised by Chicken NUT, as someone claims? "She" who's hacked Joe B's thread to pieces and deleted all over the place? IF SO Sam/ Higby needs to tell us for our own safety.

April 04, 2008 1:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who cares? She got it illegally so whats she gonna do about it? I hope she uses it so they can throw her in prison where LAPD and everyone else knows she belongs.

April 04, 2008 1:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Kevin Roderick is the best friend the journos in this city have. All that coverage he gave the LA Weekly writers, backed them against the New Times bureaucracy. They give him tips and inside info, something you wish you had on Mayor Sam. What you got is the city nut. For better or worse, she's your babe. You wish you didn't need her but every time you try you get her back.

April 04, 2008 1:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

zuma dogg and chicken nut/petrafied are here, crazily going at each other and everyone else, while Mailander is gone. Is Red Spot really scared off by zuma nut's threats against him if he posts again before Sunday? And Chicken Nut stealing IP addresses? IS chicken nut PetraFried? We NEED to know, Sam, because if so, people need to stay off her threads. IF she can even break into Joe B's and everyone's... WAS the chicken nut/ animal activist some computer hacker?

April 04, 2008 1:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

LA Observed is the best LA Blog. He doesn't need comments he doesn't need nut racists. His claim about sharing Pulizer Prizes is true because he it was for staff and yes it means that everyone who worked on the series won the awards. Dum Dums.

This is a bitter angry post that means nothin to nobody but Mayor Sam who wishes he could have no comments and no nuts anymore. He should try it. His blog would tank to 100 in two days.

April 04, 2008 1:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The chicken nut doesn't seem to be a racist, though, because "she" posts against criminal illegals mostly and the costs of illegal immigration, nothing Mike Antonovich isn't saying.

BUT what's worrisome is her seeming obsession with posting about it on this blog (and someone's obsession with going back after her), which is like how animal activists behave. It's the compulsiveness that's the disorder. Like Zuma nut and his associates all have. IS she PetraFried?

April 04, 2008 1:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

the chicken nut YOU is a worthless shit. she YOU doesn't have nobodys ip. thats a scam. YOURS she got to delete comments but even higby don't have the ips. stop making it up to make herself YOURSELF more important.

April 04, 2008 1:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

and your racist.

April 04, 2008 1:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

and your petrafried
and the mayor knows you now.

April 04, 2008 2:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The chicken nut doesn't seem to be a racist


April 04, 2008 2:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:57/9 is now shown to be the crazy one. Calling Walter Moore a racist, too, because he wants to deport illegal criminals, like any sane person does. Except those with some weird agenda that keeps them up all night attacking anyone mainstream. Like Antonovich says, "sanctuary cities" like San Fran and Oakland are an insult to all those who stood in line, waited, often waited just to get into this country to wait in line, learned English and took the citizenship test -- it's a mockery of the laws.

If these people fall afoul of the law, say get divorced from an abusive husband who thought he'd have a compliant mail order bride, they're deported.

Then, when you don't even want to deport illegal criminals. YOU're the bigot and racist. Maybe if YOU shut up, the chicken person/animal activist you've got some crazy first-hand experience with, will stop posting so much and hacking.

April 04, 2008 2:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who is this nut who's up 24/7 waiting to attack anyone who talks about illegals and especially criminals? Is your dad a criminal alien, or your uncle or brother? What's your agenda? You need to stop attacking America's laws and decent people and get out more -- you're a wingnut.

April 04, 2008 2:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wait, so is PetraFried really the one who spends all his time defending illegal criminals? THAT's who Sam's letting post? That's undermining what Walter is trying to do, and alienating the mainstream from this blog. Leaving it with the nuts.

April 04, 2008 2:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Get the hell out of here. Yes-you the same person who keeps posting the same thing. You are dead wrong about who PetraFried is and we also aren't stupid enough to think that there are that many of you posting. It's one of you and it's boring.

When you post about "she" who does the posting and mention animal activists, you act as if everyone in the city knows who she is. They don't and they don't care either. Every time you blurt out her name, you give her the attention she so desperately seeks.

So lay off and go away so that our blog isn't ruined by you and her and the rest of the animal nuts. Haven't you ruined enough threads in the past year?

Why would you continue to perpetuate the word association of animal activists - nut cases?

Please only post about things people here want to hear about. I think everyone has made it loud and clear that your issue isn't much of an issue with us, especially when you don't talk about your issue, just the other activists associated with wrongdoing. So thank you for making us resent anyone who would bother to own an animal.

What is your mission? Besides to give her tons of name recognition.

April 04, 2008 3:47 AM  

Blogger LA Daily Blogger said:

Speaking of frauds:


I know it must not be much fun for Citywatch (Shittywatch) to keep watching Zuma Dogg's LA Daily Blog continually to beat them with stories that they used to break...


Of course, Zuma Dogg beat their lazy asses on the Laura Chick LAPD HQ audit info. And of course, I provide the entire PDF file of the audit for readers to review (even though Shittywatch doesn't).


Zuma Dogg said, "
THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR ON THE POLICE FACILITY HQ PROJECT WAS NOT INCLUDED IN OUR SCOPE. EXCUSE ME...Didn't audit the general contractor!!! Isn't that like saying you are inspecting the hen house for missing chickens but you didn't look at Foghorn Leghorn?

So magically, in a HUGE coincidence, Shittywatch uses THIS as their headline: Who IS Watching the Chicken Coop? (with picture of a fox) New LAPD Headquarters Costs UP $150 million Since Start [They way they say "Who IS..." is almost feels like they are responding to my original statement.]

WOW...What a quantum event...Zuma Dogg posts the story before David Lowell and the lazy ass lapdogs at Shittwatch...and magically, they come up with the same example...even though Lowell must not be that sharp, because he didn't really apply properly.

I was making the comment that how can you do an audit of the project and not include the general contractor. But the dim-witted copycat Lowell was just using it as an overall statement that you can use in any example.

So shame on Ken Draper, David Lowell and Shittywatch for being reduced to peeking at Zuma Dogg's homework for ideas. And this on the heels of Mayor Sam's blog copying and pasting an entire post of mine from yesterday without giving me any credit or a link. (Just copy and paste it into your OWN blog and people won't realize it came from Zuma Dogg, is that how it works?)

Thanks for the ego boost, but I'm not flattered. AND NOW ALL OF YOUR READERS KNOW YOU HAVE TO READ ZUMA DOGG'S LA DAILY BLOG TO KNOW WHAT TO WRITE, YOU LOSER COWARDS. Why not just forward your Shittywatch.com URL to LA Daily Blog.com and save yourself further humilition, Ken Draper. (Now you can tell everyone it was just a coincidence and you didn't read it on my blog, even though I posted it before you even were aware of it, you quicksand loser.)

April 04, 2008 7:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oh Jesus Christ here we go again.

April 04, 2008 7:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Zuma, don't go away mad; just GO AWAY!!!!!!

April 04, 2008 8:12 AM  

Blogger LA Daily Blogger said:

Too late. Already mad, alread here.

But seriously, don't you think you would have been all over me if I had pulled jack moves like are pulled on me? Now drop it. I made ONE post about it...now YOU will make 10 more about my one complaining. So who's the real problem. ;0) (I guess we'll find out.)

April 04, 2008 8:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Welcome to the Zuma Mutt and Don Quackers show. I wish Don Quackers and his enema comments would go to Zuma's top rated blog. You know Zuma's blog which gets 4,000,000,00"hits" a day.

The other hilarious thing is, these two idiots believing that only one person here, can possibly consider them the village idiots. And neither of you two clowns knows who I am, because I'm anonymous.

April 04, 2008 9:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anony Mousa said,
And neither of you two clowns knows who I am, because I'm anonymous.


April 04, 2008 9:35 AM  

Blogger LA Daily Blogger said:

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April 04, 2008 9:36 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Has Kevin Roderick answered this? Or does he think its as silly and vengeful as I do?

April 04, 2008 9:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Roderick was an editor on a team that won a Pulitzer. Yes, that makes him a winner of a Pulitzer.

This is the only thing that someone has to complain about today? and in public, yet!?

As for LA Observed, yes, that is the only blog that folks actually look to for credible information and discussion as to what is happening around town...

April 04, 2008 9:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Walter Moore is with the Minutemen and their candidate. He has written "Send a Minuteman to Washington". How racist is this?

The Federal Bureau Of Investigation lists the Minutemen as linked to Nazis, Aryan Nation and extremist white racists. Please.

If Bush supported the election of a white supremacist it would be headline news.

The sole reason Walter Moore isn't is that the press treats Walter Moore as a non entity.

Jamels Law is a racist bill, in my opinion and the opinion of many. If Walter Moore gets any attention from main stream press that is what most people in Los Angeles will say. And its the truth.

Walter Moore probably wishes he didn't express such extremist radical thoughts back then but its too late now.

April 04, 2008 10:14 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

lol! that's what he gets for being a rightwinger yap-trap. the republicans in la won't even run him for office.

April 04, 2008 10:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I think Mayor Sam has two nuts. The Chicken Nut and her ex-boyfriend.

Petrafried is not a racist and not a man. She's also not suing the city nor does she have any chickens.

Some of these wackos make Zuma Dogg look good.

April 04, 2008 10:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don Quixote = Kevin Roderick?

April 04, 2008 10:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I think Mayor Sam has two nuts. The Chicken Nut and her ex-boyfriend.

Petrafried is not a racist and not a man. She's also not suing the city nor does she have any chickens.

As is her habit, Petrafried is obsessing today- off-topic vitriol. Her hacking MS last night didn't scare anyone and her menudo enema was a failure.

Mayor Sam, what does thaher incessant postings OFF TOPIC tell you? Get rid of her now please. No one cares that she's annoying but she hacked your blog.


April 04, 2008 10:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma Dogg:

You need a job or a woman!

Let me explain this to you in 6th grade terms so you have a chance at understanding it.

CityWatch is not a blog. It is an online newsletter that is published on Tuesdays and Fridays. It's issue today provided a link to the entire Chick report.

You operate a blog. That means that you can "publish" stories whenever you want -- 24/7. (That means 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.)

CityWatch, you, and all the rest of us on Chick's mailing list got her report at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 3. You added an item on your blog about it, roughly 4 hours later.

CityWatch is not a blog, so it couldn't do that.

The bottom line is that this isn't just about you. It's about multiple sources getting out the word on important issues.

Some, like you, babble about it like a drunk in a bar or a child craving attention, and others take a more adult approach.

April 04, 2008 10:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

great post, i think zuma gets drunk or stoned and comes here and just babbles

April 04, 2008 10:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

anonymous said...
Petrafried is not a racist and not a man. She's also not suing the city nor does she have any chickens.

Let's guess Roderick is reading this morning.

Kevin, Petrafried puts racial vitriol up against Mexicans 2-4-7.
Mayor Antonio's people spanked her culo raw and her lawsuit exposes her vitriol.Petrafried wears a Standard Issue Chicken Dress Gray.Last night Petrafried hacked MS and deleted her unflattering comments posted by dq. She posts "she" when putting comments up about herself.

Work with that.

April 04, 2008 10:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Debbie Lopez aka Valley Doll is a fraud, a plant from the Mayor's office. Mailander saw it, that's why he left. Jack Hoff knew he had to leave after that, so he impaled himself yesterday, with one final shot. Poor Higby's still faked.

Kevin Roderick is kind of irrellevant. In Kevin's world, everyone who has a bigger blog is a sellout, and everyone who has a smaller blog is begging for links. He has a couple of myspacey kids duped, but really, he's politically useless, and only shows "courage" sliming other writers, but only careful to kick the pols who are already down.

He couldn't investigate a broken garbage disposal, which is what his blog is.

April 04, 2008 11:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Delusional 11:30 If Valley Doll is a "plant" she's the worst "plant" in history, supporting Obama when AV supports Clinton. The CIA isn't a part of your future. Don't quit your day job.

April 04, 2008 11:41 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wow, who has the obsession with the "anony-mousa" woman?

Now we have conspiracy theories about "anony-mousa" deleting Don Quackers enema comments. lol

What a bunch of clowns the Internet attracts, if the idiot knows the "anoy-mousa" please enlighten us all and tell us who "she" is.

Please enlighten us Don Quackers otherwise shut the fuck up Don Quackers.

April 04, 2008 12:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Delusional 11:30 If Valley Doll is a "plant" she's the worst "plant" in history, supporting Obama when AV supports Clinton. The CIA isn't a part of your future. Don't quit your day job.

That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard. Half of Antonio's staff voted for Barack. Another third voted for McCain.

Forget the CIA, I don't think the janitor's union is in your future. But maybe Roderick's blog could be.

April 04, 2008 12:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Half of Antonio's staff may have voted for Barack but none are Antonio-appointed blogger "plants" on Mayor Sam.

April 04, 2008 12:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antonio's staff has Republicans on it? That's the most radical thing I've heard on here all crazy night.

April 04, 2008 12:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antonio's staff had Robyn Kramer. Republican.

April 04, 2008 12:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Robin is Republican? I doubt it.

April 04, 2008 1:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Doesn't Valley Doll's husband work for Villaraigosa??

April 04, 2008 1:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No wonder the city has some efficiency left. Everyone knows Robin Kramer is left over from Riordan the Republican, but does she actually have the guts to say she's one herself, in this city? Now, that takes guts.

At least when the Republicans develop they try to keep it upmarket, so as to improve the overall quality of the area and city because that improves property values or at least doesn't ruin them. Quite as much (in cases of being too near single-family homes.)

But when Reyes and his Lincoln Hts./ East L A cronies do it, they trash the area like they're doing with Las Villas and every single thing they've done. Cheap stucco buildings that cost us CRA money, but quickly become gang projects. They don't care, they've made their money and move on to trash somewhere else.

Now Reyes has his sights set on the westside and hillsides, literally from Los Feliz and Laurel Canyon to Holmby Hills, Bel Air and Pacific Palisades, and he's not ashamed to play the race and "greedy white people" card to do it.

He's got all the Hispanics on his side, and is getting Perry to play the race card with him when it comes to trying to force the westside and valleys to accept the billboard blight of Chear Channel/CBS.

(Which is crazy since that company owes the company millions from its deal with Rocky but instead, is suing the city to renege on it as an "unfair deal" while insisting on the flip side of the agreement, putting up the illegal billboards. -- If if was such a bad deal, how come they threw a lavish party for Rocky recently and just love him?
-- Rocky doesn't get included as a Hispanic so much because he's tried to "assimilate," but if ever there was an affirmative action Latino to get into an Ivy law school...

April 04, 2008 1:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Valley Doll / Debbie Lopez boasted that she and her husband, who does work for MAV, drive huge gas-guzzling SUV's. He drives his downtown every day from the West Valley, spending hours a day on the road, while she tools around in the other one, as their part to "green L. A."

They're exactly the type of model that's made L. A. the congestion and capitol of America (along with the gang capitol), people who selfishly clog the streets and pollute the skies with giant vehicles, that they can afford by living further from home in cheaper areas.

Why don't more people who work at City Hall in mid-management live closer, like in Washington Hts. or Silver Lake, or Echo Park? To add diversity to the area -- all the goals they're claiming to want?

No, the only way Reyes, Huizar and Alarcon want "diversity" is to bring their Tijuana neighborhoods and mentalities to the hills west of Los Feliz, all the way to the ocean. Literally bring Glassell Park to Beverly Glen.

April 04, 2008 1:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Valley Doll/ Debbie Lopez scream that it's racist for the westside and valley people to complain that TJ has already taken over their schools, and they don't want it to overrun their whole neighborhoods and parks, too.

But Valley Doll/ the Lopez's won't move to the Hispanic areas of East L A because they're too violent and the schools aren't good. She'd rather have tea parties and practice French, poorly, than learn the "native culture of her people."

(Reyes actually said in Council about MLK day, how letting his cronies build their slum projects in the hillsides and flats of Brentwood would be great for these people, because "they could absorb all that energy." The guy's mind literally can't absord what it's historically meant to live in, and build up, Los Angeles and America.)

April 04, 2008 1:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Mayor needs to come out against the rest of this clique from Lincoln Heights, especially Reyes and what he's doing there, before Reyes ruins his own reputation beyond repair with the westside and "money people," who don't take kindly to Reyes bashing them for not wanting to happily drain their property values and quality of life by allowing projects right in their midst, kissing butt to Clear Channel and taking the billboards he and Perry want them to, etc. The Mayor MUST distance from Reyes.

April 04, 2008 1:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anonymous said...
Doesn't Valley Doll's husband work for Villaraigosa??

He works for the CITY on the 18th floor dum dum.

April 04, 2008 1:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

A few hours ago Anonymousa was posting a new MS thread as Petrafried, that we all know is anonymousa the chicken nut fake-suing the city.

There are posts and posts by Anonymousa on that threat that are laughable.

She tried saying she's Laura Chick. She trys to make people believe shes not Petrafried, even though no one posted there that she is, so desperate she is to have anyone believe her.

It's all so in vain. The postings show her as nut that she is.

Higby is the only fool who didn't get it but he's coming off a winning week with the other nut Jack Hoff so give him some space.

April 04, 2008 3:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Literally bring Glassell Park to Beverly Glen."

We would never allow those people in our area.

April 04, 2008 3:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who is that picture of - is that Bilbo Baggins in retirement?

April 04, 2008 4:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You look like your legs don't match!!!!

April 04, 2008 4:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Kevin Roderick is not a fraud, just looks like a frog

April 04, 2008 4:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

My new identity is HorsePucky Rabscallion.

take it and shove it up your dirty, wide diaperwearing backside.

April 04, 2008 4:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Anony-Mousa is angry. Watch out the shit-storm is on it's way.

April 04, 2008 4:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Kevin Roderick be damned. the only true fraud on these pages is one don quixote. Now therein lies a charlatan that smacks of ulterior motives and evil intent. Observe closely the way he injects his hyper-invasion philosophies into any topic discussed. This creep won't rest until there's menudo (cow stomach stew) in every pot..Peasant food for the masses, the equivalent of fish heads and weevils in the rice..

April 05, 2008 4:13 AM  

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