Patterico's Pontifications

4/26/2007

L.A. Times Editorial Page Editor: Is There a Chance We Might Make Rick Ellensburg an L.A. Times Columnist? Absolutely!

Filed under: Dog Trainer,General — Patterico @ 5:49 am



Takeaway exchange from today’s chat with new Editorial Page Editor Jim Newton:

scareduck: Getting back to actual questions about the editorial pages, what I’d like to know is why somebody like Glenn Greenwald isn’t doing occaisional pieces. He’s a thoughtful, serious writer who would be a real antidote to Max Boot and Jonah Goldberg. Any chance of that happening?

Jim Newton: Dear Scareduck: I’m not ready to start making adjustments in our columnist lineup until I’ve had a chance to study up on it. So, is there a chance of bringing someone like Greenwald to our pages? Absolutely. But I’m not ready to say yet that we will.

My reaction to this is similar to the reaction of Allahpundit when contemplating the possibility of Rosie O’Donnell being replaced by Margaret Cho:

Oh dear god. NO!

Yup, that about sums it up.

It would terrible to see dishonesty peddled on the pages of the L.A. Times on a regular basis . . .

12 Responses to “L.A. Times Editorial Page Editor: Is There a Chance We Might Make Rick Ellensburg an L.A. Times Columnist? Absolutely!”

  1. You mean “dishonesty” isn’t a daily part of the LATimes makeup? Pleeeeze!

    Sue (661707)

  2. Sue,

    I was using the patented Instapundit “irony ellipsis” there.

    Patterico (d9cf98)

  3. Maybe Greenwald and Michael Hitlzik can do a point/counterpoint/counterpoint/counterpoint/counterpoint/He was quoted on the floor of the Senate/Hey, great job with the response, Michael/counterpoint/counterpoint kind of column.

    JVW (bcc29b)

  4. In other news, the value of Gold Toe stock has just doubled.

    jpm100 (6dd049)

  5. Maybe Greenwald and Jonah Goldberg can do a no-point/no-point/no-point kind of column.

    Moops (8fcb37)

  6. Is your problem with Margaret Cho her race, her sexual orientation or her weight problem?

    The Liberal Avenger (b8c7e2)

  7. Is your problem with Margaret Cho her race, her sexual orientation or her weight problem?

    Is, she’s a screeching harpy, an acceptable answer?

    I’m sort of amazed that the progressives haven’t termed orientation as racist yet due to it’s relation to oriental.

    Taltos (c99804)

  8. I think she’s pretty cool.

    The Liberal Avenger (b8c7e2)

  9. And you’re welcome to.
    Contrary to what the colleges are teaching these days, we don’t all have to think the same.

    Taltos (c99804)

  10. Oh, Taltos… Was your college’s brainwashing a little bit traumatic for you?

    There, there… It’ll all be ok.

    The Liberal Avenger (b8c7e2)

  11. You’re joking right?
    The fact that an organization like FIRE even has to exist is proof that the secondary education system is woefully broken.

    Taltos (c99804)

  12. George Bush is not Hitler. He would be if he fucking applied himself.
    –Margaret Cho, MoveOn.org awards, Jan. 13, 2003

    Try to love someone who you want to hate, because they are just like you, somewhere inside, in a way you may never expect, in a way that resounds so deeply within you that you cannot believe it.
    –Margaret Cho, weblog, March 11, 2004

    Is unfunny fag-hag harpy mindless liberal clap-trap sexist or racist I wonder…

    carlitos (b38ae1)


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