February 19, 2009
It happens every year: I read every post Ive written over the past 365 days about the Los Angeles Times . . . and I think to myself: this is just unbelievable. Theres something appalling and eye-opening about seeing an entire years worth of the papers bias, omissions, and distortions gathered in one post.
This year, L.A. Times editors slammed Sarah Palin, John McCain, and McCains ally Joe the Plumber while they protected Barack Obama and his allies, including unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers and radical Palestinian Rashid Khalidi. The paper described a 19-point margin in opposition to gay marriage as a narrow margin, and displayed the usual politically correct attitudes on race, abortion, and crime. We watched the paper overreach on the story about Judge Alex Kozinskis porn collection that wasnt. And the paper retracted a story by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Chuck Philips, in one of the most embarrassing incidents in the papers history. This year saw a campaign of relentless distortions on DNA evidence; the bankruptcy of Tribune Company; and a collection of errors like none weve ever seen before.
Yup, it was a fun year for liberal bias and incompetence at the local rag.
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