Patterico's Pontifications

9/30/2005

L.A. Times on Roberts Confirmation

Filed under: Dog Trainer,Humor — Patterico @ 6:04 pm

Does the L.A. Times think the country is going to hell now that John Roberts has been confirmed? You be the judge. Here is today’s front page (I am not making this up):

P.S. Okay, the photo is of brush fires in the Los Angeles area, and yes, there is a story about the fires under the picture. I don’t care; it’s still a funny juxtaposition.

(Thanks to Bill from INDC and Xrlq for technical help.)

20 Responses to “L.A. Times on Roberts Confirmation”

  1. It is just a news photo of the Hollywood liberal lefties blowing smoke up each others a– when their heads exploded. I like it!

    Ray (75a3b5)

  2. Oh jeez Patterico, this is too rich. John Roberts is Mad Max!

    I thought I saw a resemblance.

    ras (f9de13)

  3. Is Roberts the road to perdition?

    Or will it be W’s next nominee?

    Flap (cc77c4)

  4. By their front-page composition

    … ye shall know them.

    BeldarBlog (af7df9)

  5. […] …At least ten thousand words on the op-ed page. Check out yesterday’s front page of the LA Times and then tell me they have no agenda. Patterico’s definitely got their number. […]

    :: Political Musings :: » A Front Page Picture is Worth…? (1cefe9)

  6. Every Picture Tells a Story, Don’t It

    Patterico looks at the L.A. Times.

    The Politburo Diktat (4aa448)

  7. Just the front page editor being cute. File under “hack having a laugh.”

    Dimitri Rotov (0b20d3)

  8. Classic. Thanks for posting it. I really appreciate you reading the Dog Trainer so I don’t have to.

    Regret (27245e)

  9. Yep. This pictures California liberalheads spontaneously combusting when confronted with the exceptional reason of Chief Justice Roberts. “Data does not compute… Judges must have kitchen scrap compost piles!… Ah the pain!…” Boom.

    Shredstar (532850)

  10. I could swear I’ve seen this scene before. Are you sure the LAT didn’t just clip and paste one of the battle scenes in Lord of the Rings?

    lawhawk (645d89)

  11. Funny juxtapositions aside, the Times was actually uncharacteristically sensible on this issue.

    Xrlq (428dfd)

  12. This reminds me of a Rush Limbaugh parody commercial, in which a fake lefty organization accuses John Roberts and Karl Rove of dynamiting the levees in New Orleans. The brush fire was started by John Roberts!

    mcg (82ae3c)

  13. The editorial page was. But they ran plenty of articles on the news pages that slanted his record.

    I agree with Dmitri, though. It’s just the editors being cute.

    Patterico (4e4b70)

  14. Does the L.A. Times have a non-editorial page?

    Xrlq (428dfd)

  15. Good point.

    Patterico (4e4b70)

  16. Is it possible that y’all are giving the editors of the Los Angeles Times too much credit for cleverness? After all, they haven’t struck me as particularly brilliant in anything else.

    Dana R. Pico (a071ac)

  17. This reminds me of the classic juxtaposition of a headline about Richard Nixon with a photo of a baby chimpanzee. I’ll have to add this one to my collection of how not to lay out your front page.

    bryan (bf1f32)

  18. I DO hope no one really thinks this is “accidental.” The layout of the front page, above the fold of the LA Times gets every bit as much scrutiny as who’s gonna be on the cover of the SI Swimsuit edition.

    There are no “accidents.”

    DigSauce (263854)

  19. It actually is quite poetic since there has been a cloud over the Republicans lately.

    Tillman (1cf529)


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