Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Blue Flypaper Proudly Reads the Los Angeles Times

We in Hollywood are so lucky for so many reasons, just one of which is that we are served by the Los Angeles Times. What a great paper! The Times has done a brilliant job of attacking Governator Arnold and his pro-steroid, anti-women agenda. If not for the LAT, the Governor would have fired every teacher and fire fighter in the state. In fact, if I want to know what Gov. Arnold is doing wrong at any given time all I have to do is pick up an issue and I am assured that they will have an anti-Arnold story with all of the sordid details. They are consistently so good to the Democrats of Los Angeles and our causes leading to our honoring them today.

Unfortunately, not everyone is aware how lucky we are to have one of the fairest and least biased papers in the world right here in Southern California. Surprisingly not everyone agrees with this obviously true fact. A quick Google and Technorati search turned up a few a few regular critics of the paper and its employees.

First are those hate mongers at Independent Sources, charter member of the Blue Flypaper Black List.

A second heinous blog is something called Patterico's Pontifications. Whoa. This guy's home delivery must have gone into the bushes a few too many times as he needs to chill out LA Times-wise. He calls the LA Times the "Dog Trainer"--which I guess is a play on words for dogs to do you-know-what. That level of crass analogy combined with his unfounded declarations that the LA Times is too liberally-biased also lands Patterico on our Blue Flypaper Black List.

I shouldn't have to defend the Los Angeles Times, any of the 3.5 million people who love the paper can attest to its brilliance. The paper does so many good things for the people of LA. They help people sell their homes and buy their cars, they help people get jobs and find yard sales. Does Patterico do any of this? How about the homeless? Without the LA Times, I'm not sure anyone would even know that we have a homeless problem.

The LA Times deserves our respect and reverence and not nitpicking for silly issues that no one cares about anyway.

Blue Flypaper is proud to read the Los Angeles Times, and you can quote us on that.


At 5:26 PM, Blogger Brad said...

My major concern about the LAT though, is the fact that they have NOT given enough editorial space to the brilliant professoress from SD, who has politely and reasonably argued her case with that guy (who shall remain nameless! [because I can't remember his name])in charge of the editorial page (or something like that). So please include this caveat in your praise. Other than that, right on BF.

At 10:38 AM, Blogger True Blue said...

I'm not sure what you are referring to but it seems like a minor quibble so I'll be happy to have that caveat included. After all with 37 Pulitzer Prizes, a few caveats here or there hardly matters, right?

At 1:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you are being too hard on Patterico and isn't it rather harsh to be putting him on the Black List? Shouldh't there be some kind of warning given to him first?

I'm still mad at the Times for driving the Valley News and Green Sheet out of business.

At 5:47 AM, Blogger Brad said...

OK, back with the names: I was referring to Susan Estrich (person of gender that wanted editorial space) and Michael Kinsley (guy in charge of op ed at LAT).

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At 11:11 AM, Blogger Patterico said...


At 3:50 PM, Blogger True Blue said...

It wasn't a compliment Mr. Patterico. I read your op-ed in last week's Los Angeles Times and it was soooooo wrong! First off, it was an attack on Cindy Sheehan. That poor woman just wants to be left alone having lost her son and now a parent. But will people leave her alone to grieve? Not with people like you dragging her name through the papers. Thanks a lot!

You deserve your place on the Black List and don't expect a lot of traffic from my site buddy!


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