Watching Patterico eviscerate the LA Times every new year has become a favorite tradition.
Kensington on January 1, 2009 at 4:35 PM
Patterico is incredible in his effort to table such professional dereliction. May the go under. If the government bails out the media we’ll have official Pravdas. Now we have unofficial ones in the LAT et co.
Entelechy on January 1, 2009 at 4:46 PM
This is an excellent blow by blow account of how the press consists of activists more concerned about pushing their opinions and ideologies instead of objective reporting of the facts.
The LA times,NY times and other liberal cut and paste publications would do America a great big favor by going the way of the dinosaurs.
There’s not much left for them to mortgage.
NY Times seeking to sell Boston Red Sox stake: reports
WASHINGTON (AFP) — The New York Times Co., strapped for cash and facing shrinking revenue, is reportedly seeking to sell its stake in the Boston Red Sox baseball team.
The Times said total company revenue fell 13.9 percent in November compared with the same month a year ago while advertising revenue was down 20.9 percent.
The company also has a 400-million-dollar revolving line of credit set to expire in May and it announced earlier this month that it will borrow as much as 225 million dollars against its new headquarters building in Manhattan.
Standard & Poor’s recently downgraded the credit rating on the Times Co. to below investment grade, and Moody’s Investors Service has said it may do the same.
Times Co. stock has lost more than half its value this year.
More of that super smart liberal business expertise that has also led NY,NJ,Detroit,DC,and California on the brink of bankruptcy,high crime rates,and terrible education levels.
“Yes We Can”! “Yes We Can”!
Baxter Greene on January 1, 2009 at 4:53 PM
For anyone who doesn’t have time to read the whole thing, it all boils down to this: the LA Times is a corrupt, venal institution committed to fraud and dishonesty. It openly, chronically conspires against Republicans and conservatives and appears to have zero ethics or intellectual honesty.
In Soviet Russia, they had to force their journalists to be propagandists. Our guys volunteer.
Kensington on January 1, 2009 at 4:56 PM
Sorry for all the comments, but the corruption is so stinking it keeps blowing my mind. The number of instances where the paper responds to being exposed by either refusing to correct or disappearing stories down the memory hole is just staggering.
Kensington on January 1, 2009 at 4:59 PM
Jeez, Patterico must be 6 people for the amount of work he gets done 🙂
BJ* on January 1, 2009 at 5:06 PM
Amazing misreporting, lack of reporting, and bias accounted for all to see from Patterico’s great work. This paper is out of business within this year.
“Journalism died 2008.” – Sean Hannity. Those words ring so true.
jencab on January 1, 2009 at 5:12 PM
In my nearly 10 years living in LA, I don’t think I ever bought the LA Times. Cold comfort that I am back home– in NYC! At last I have the NY Post, but even Murdoch is feeling the pinch these days.
J.J. Sefton on January 1, 2009 at 5:34 PM
After reading all that, I’m curious why anybody (liberal, conservative, white, black, Hispanic, gay, straight, etc.) would read that newspaper?
terryannonline on January 1, 2009 at 6:01 PM
Do I have to read all that to know I don’t like the LA Times?
km on January 1, 2009 at 6:17 PM
Pat, Ter, & Ico.
Agreed, he does an awesomely thorough job.
jgapinoy on January 1, 2009 at 6:19 PM
Reading the comments is an education into the lefty mindset all in itself, though.
Them folks are delusional.
Bob's Kid on January 1, 2009 at 6:27 PM
Liberals don’t believe him. Who are they going to believe, the LA Times or some wingnut blogger?
Kensington on January 1, 2009 at 6:45 PM
The newspaper has always claimed to care about substance vs. style — but when a candidate of substance came along (Fred Thompson), the paper focused on his dullness.
Unfortunately this also rings true for Michelle Malkin and Allahpundit.
aikidoka on January 1, 2009 at 11:55 PM
We must bail out the LA Times! Along with the Washington Post, the NY Times, CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, Minneapolis Star Tribune…. Now before it’s too late! Too much comedy gold to let go!
sabbott on January 2, 2009 at 5:50 AM
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