Sunday, March 11, 2007

Putting the Ass in Bias

For those who don't get it, here's why the News-Press is a stinking morass that has replaced a real newspaper. As you probably know, things aren't necessarily peachy-keen to our south--the Chicago Tribune Company currently owns the Los Angeles Times, and has fired an editor who tried to protect employees from what he thought were bad budget cuts, etc. Despite all of that, which is at least as difficult if not as litigious as the goings on in McCawland, Steve Lopez could still write the following today in his Points West column titled "Who has the bread for a $15 hot dog?":

Gotay, who cooked previously at Mastro's and Citizen Smith, said he wants to cater to an upscale sports-minded crowd, so he asked his meat purveyor to get him the best dog he could find. These were flown in from Chicago, Gotay said, and I almost choked on the coincidence: The Tribune-owned Los Angeles Times keeps flying wieners in from Chicago too.

If Lopez worked for Wendy McCaw, Yolanda Apodaca would have ushered him out of the building by now.

UPDATE (3/11 9:30 am): It hit me after making this post last night that perhaps the thing that bugs me the most about Wendy McCaw is she seems totally humorless. And people who can't laught at themselves--particulalry rich and powerful people--irk me to no end. Why not enjoy, and not just at everyone else's expense?

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Blogger Patrick said...

Humorless and rich while also kind or professional or at least reasonable is one thing. Humorless and rich while also feeling entitled to her own way all the time, even if it means destroying a town's newspaper, not to mention destroying the lives of so many good people is, well, a bit more irksome.

12:44 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

We are talking about the clinically neurotic, folks. All bets are off.

1:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's like the McDonald's manager who complained about the State St. art piece, but writ large -- very very large.

2:11 PM  

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