The Jury Talks Back


Does a picture tell 1,000 lies?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kevin M @ 6:21 pm

God knows that the intersection of Olympic and Bundy in West LA is a nightmare for drivers during the evening commute.  There are lots of reasons to think that maybe a major new hospital complex at that location is not a good idea.  Since I drive past that point every day, I can understand the opposition. 

But there is no excuse for the enormous lie that graces the cover of the mass mailer that went out today:

Anyone looking at this flyer would think that this huge campus was being dropped into the middle of a residential district, surrounded by a sea of houses with swimming pools and, no doubt, small children and pets who would all be at risk.

In fact it is a run-down commercial/light industrial area with a number of vacant and/or foreclosed properties, and no houses for quite some ways.

The REAL Olympic & Bundy

Shame on the “Fight Bundy Village” folks. As Congressman Weiner demonstrated, lies never help, especially when the truth will serve as well.


  1. What building is that across from KTTV? You know, the one with the helipad on the roof…

    Comment by Scott Jacobs — 6/18/2011 @ 6:50 pm

  2. I think it is the Cornerstone Plaza.

    Comment by kaf — 6/24/2011 @ 4:41 am

  3. Yes, it has channel 22 or some such, BTW.

    Comment by Kevin M — 6/28/2011 @ 7:59 am

  4. As a result of this ad, the project was pulled from the city’s agenda.

    Comment by Kevin M — 6/28/2011 @ 8:00 am

  5. Can’t argue with success, Kevin.

    Cali is also where that Janice Hahn video aired.

    Which I laughed a great deal about, but in my area, such an advertisement would have backfired.

    Comment by Dustin — 6/29/2011 @ 7:38 pm

  6. “High Noon Entertainment”? Why do I have a feeling that’s either a strip club or a porn producer?

    Comment by Timothy Watson — 7/16/2011 @ 1:10 am

  7. I’d be absolutely terrified of living near a hospital! Why, they treat sick people there!*

    *I live a block away from Kaiser Hospital in San Diego. The disadvantage of having a medical center close at hand somehow escapes me.

    Comment by Brother Bradley J. Fikes, C.O.R. — 7/17/2011 @ 1:20 pm

  8. i think im pregnant

    Comment by due date calculator — 1/6/2012 @ 10:30 pm

  9. I am just around a corner from a hospital. The paramedics who saved my life – I was on the brink when they arrived – said the nearness of the Emergency Room and quick treatment made all the difference. Who does not want quick access to a hospital in emergencies?

    Comment by Michael M. Keohane — 11/4/2012 @ 3:22 am

  10. A hospital called “Bundy??” Yikes. Reminds me of OJ and Ted Bundy. That’s worse than being in ICU bed #13 on the 13th floor, with a doctor of the last name Kevorkian.

    Comment by Sally MJ — 8/26/2013 @ 6:44 pm

  11. When I lived in Quincy, MA the Quincy Medical Center (hospital and more) was smack dab in a residential area, and if anything it sold itself on ease of access for the suburb. OK, it was only three stories high, and a bit set back with lawns, so it didn’t tower over the neighbors, but still.

    And 20,000 vehicles a day? That works out to a car or ambulance pulling in every 4 seconds or so, 24 hours a day. Really? Is any hospital on the planet that busy?

    Comment by Quibus Vigilius — 1/24/2017 @ 3:47 pm

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