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L.A. Times Reports That Losing Judicial Candidate Won

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 9:11 pm

A couple of days ago, I noted that all three candidates I endorsed in local judicial races were elected — and in every case, the L.A. Times had endorsed the opponent.

Looks like they were so upset about the results, they decided to just flip around the results of one race, to show their preferred candidate as having won — even though she lost:


Election results: In the June 5 LATExtra section, the election results for Los Angeles County Superior Court judge reversed the totals for Office No. 54. Shannon L. Knight won the seat with 294,598 votes over Debra L. Losnick, with 192,975 votes. Also, for Office No. 107, winner Joan M. Chrostek was misidentified as John.

You can imagine Shannon’s surprise, having awakened to a solid victory according to elections officials, when she read in the Los Angeles Times that she had lost.

If anyone has yesterday’s paper, please save it for me. I want to ask Shannon to pose with the article, a la “Dewey Defeats Truman!”

Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 9.08.30 PM

UPDATE: I’ll settle for a good Photoshop. Here is Shannon’s official campaign photo:

Screen Shot 2014-06-06 at 9.15.08 PM

If any of you can drop her face into that Truman photo, and alter the headline, that would be perfect.

17 Responses to “L.A. Times Reports That Losing Judicial Candidate Won”

  1. Ding.

    Patterico (9c670f)

  2. what I learned this election cycle is that if you want to be a judge in LA it helps to have a good cosmetic dentist

    and a serviceable string of pearls

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  3. but that’s pretty much any job in LA

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  4. Shirley they can’t be serious,

    narciso (3fec35)

  5. happyfeet: Don’t hate her because she’s beautiful.

    L.N. Smithee (7d4e89)

  6. i don’t have that problem with the supreme court chicks

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  7. Dustin – that’s very cool!

    LASue (858a5f)

  8. What did you use, Dustin?

    nk (dbc370)

  9. Dustin, that is awesome.

    Is there any way you can Photoshop the paper’s name so it says Los Angeles Times in a similar cursive? I realize that’s a taller order.

    Patterico (9c670f)

  10. Better yet, use the “Los Angeles Dog Trainer” logo at the top of this site.

    Patterico (9c670f)

  11. Greetings:

    Hey, what’s 100,000 votes give or take ??? It’s still the Age of Obama, no ???

    11B40 (844d04)

  12. Reminds me of the old cold war joke about the two man foot race between a Russian and an American. The headline read “Runner for the glorious Soviet Union comes in 2nd, while capitalist pig American came in next to last!”

    John Reagan (8b7141)

  13. It’s probably buried somewhere in the middle of a page, so you’ve got to make a photocopy that is enlarged. (over 100%) Maybe paste in on oak tag, possibly highlight the key words, and take a picture.

    Sammy Finkelman (8ab807)

  14. Nicely done, Dustin.

    htom (412a17)

  15. Not sure why the link went on that line instead of the other.

    Dustin (32627e)

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