Unhinged Journalist's Conspiracy: United a ‘Distraction’ From Trump?

April 13th, 2017 9:01 AM
Readers who haven't recently ventured into the fever swamp known as the Los Angeles Times may have a hard time fathoming how utterly obsessed what used to the be the West Coast's paper of record has become with the threat to civilization known as Donald Trump. Once one understands how bad things have gotten, it will be easy to believe that one of its columnists, a…

Kevin Drum: Right-Wingers Deny 'Anything Even Slightly Positive' About

April 13th, 2014 4:27 PM
Imagine a Yankees-Red Sox game during which the Yankees broadcasters acknowledged mistakes by their team and good plays by the Sox, while the Boston announcers ranted relentlessly that the Yankees stank and were lucky not to finish 0-162.   According to Kevin Drum of Mother Jones, something similar happens routinely in political media. Drum believes that both in general and regarding…

LA Times Columnist Proclaims The 'Study of Ignorance' Leads to Big Tob

March 10th, 2014 8:35 AM
Longtime Los Angeles Times reporter-turned-business columnist Michael Hiltzik let his liberal flag fly on the front of Sunday’s Business section. The online headline was “Cultural production of ignorance provides rich field for study.” The protagonist of this story was academic Robert Proctor of Stanford, touted as “one of the world's leading experts in agnotology…

LA Times Gives IRS 'Some Love After Witch-Hunt

May 29th, 2013 4:43 PM
Does L.A. Times reporter Michael Hiltzik read the news?  Apparently not, since he penned one of the most lapdog press-worthy articles praising the IRS to bubble to the surface in the wake of the news that it targeted conservative Americans.  Hiltzik’s column published in the May 25 Business section labeled the targeting as “supposed,” noted that for a small budget…

LA Times Columnist to Chick-fil-A: Shut Up and Fry

August 1st, 2012 6:06 PM
Today is Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day and freedom of speech never tasted so good. However, as millions of Americans lined up to grab one of their tasty chicken sandwiches and waffles fries, counter protests were also planned over Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy's , alleged anti-gay remarks, which were nothing more than an expression of his religiously-informed believe in traditional…

LAT's Hiltzik: Social Security 'Contributes Not a Dime to the Federal

July 29th, 2012 5:05 PM
In his column at the Los Angeles Times today (HT to a NewsBusters tipster), Michael Hiltzik engages in predictable whining about discussions on how to bring the federal deficit under control seem "increasingly to be driven by the wealthy." In the instance he cites, one could substitute "big bank and big company CEOs," who seem to have recently decided that President Obama…