The New York Observer‘s Off the Record column has this piece about the Andres Martinez debacle. Takeaway quote, about a lunch Martinez had with potential L.A. Times purchaser David Geffen:
“[Mr. Geffen] spent half the lunch talking about how the Clintons were fascists,” said Mr. Martinez, of the August 2005 meeting. He had a few other gripes, according to Mr. Martinez: cuts to the sports section, coverage of his Malibu beach-house controversy, and an editorial critical of DreamWorks.
So there’s your L.A. Times under David Geffen. A big sports section; editorials praising the genius of DreamWorks; zero coverage of anything having to do with private beaches in Malibu — and an editorial slant that reflects the point of view that Bill and Hillary Clinton are “fascists.”