Yesterday my position was correctly stated by Rep. Jay Inslee a democrat from the great Pacific Northwest state of Washington who tore the authors of SuperWeakEconomics a new one for all their lies and hack writing in their new, already discredited book.
Thanks for being a tremendous role model for the rest of us and thanks for operating our great Bike Valet last Saturday. Because of partners like you, we were the largest climate action ever staged in the history of Southern California.
I’ve been married to Debra Bushweit Galliani since August 2, 1981. There may have been beauty queens and bikini babes galore on the beach with us for our International Day of Climate Action but I only have eyes for this girl starting the wave from the front of the line!
I’ve been a proud member-supporter of KPCC FM 89.3 for many years and they are my NPR station of choice here in Los Angeles. I listen to them every single morning and have since 1993. I love Airtalk with Larry Mantle, I love the Patt Morrision show, I love Off Ramp with John Rabe on the weekends, I love Steve Julian with the local news and I love Kitty Felde reporting from Washington DC.
What I didn’t love was how they ignored the largest climate action in the history of Southern California and instead sent a reporter to cover the mindless dancing of Michael Jackson’s Thriller at L.A. Live this weekend instead of covering the real news. That was a decision made the multiple Golden Mike award winning Nick Roman, news director and someone I met while doing weekly commentaries on KLON FM88 in Long Beach during 1983-1985.
Hard to imagine that decision being in the best interest of you, me or anyone else in the listening audience isn’t it? Especially in light of all the coverage given the now dead pop star since his overdose death from drug use.
I had to phone into the Patt Morrison show today to spin the topic of the Pew Poll on Global Warming to focus this story where it needs to be. You can listen for yourself right here. My call comes at the 9:53 mark in the program.
The L.A. bird cage liner devoted half a page above the fold in today’s paper to this:
Always nice to be in the L.A. Times but this coverage is clueless and snarky. The paper missed the money shot and they do not get the 350 message. The L.A. Times is dying and they’re taking the climate with them as they keep cutting down trees and paying an army of people to drive highly polluting vehicles to deliver the news a day late and several dollars short. This wouldn’t be happening if Sam Zell had any idea of what he was doing as owner of the paper. But he doesn’t and he’ll ride this once great paper straight into the grave as his carbon footprint just keeps growing bigger and bigger.
The best reporters and news staff are gone from the Los Angeles Times now and the only people left are those who cannot get work elsewhere. Some of them are great writers and good journalists but there isn’t a single editor or person in management worth working for anymore.
RIP L.A. Times. You didn’t just bury the lead. You buried yourselves.