Get this: after squandering five years of newsroom resources on pointlessly retaliatory stories such as Doug Dowie and Anthony Pellicano, as well as alienating almost all of LA's Catholics (a formerly sizable subscriber population), the Times spends a lot of editorial space this morning washing its own hands of culpability in the fact that there aren't better choices for local civic offices.
In an editorial ironically entitled "Get Ready for March 3," the former fishwrap of record opines:
I know of one other downtown institution that is veering towards pointlessness.
The Times' editorial board interviews and examines candidates and endorses those we believe are the best. But in local elections, the exercise veers toward pointlessness.