Daily News, LA Times more interested in Nov. 2010 than Mar. 2009
Candidates Jennerjahn, Dogg, and Rubin, post-debate yesterday.
There is a Mayoral election in Los Angeles in eight days. The leader on the Los Angeles Daily News this morning is on the State's governors race---in 2010.
The top story at the Times site is on no election at all...it's about slashing state school budgets. Not mentioned is the man the Mayoral challengers insist is most reponsible for destroying the LAUSD, Antonio Villaraigosa.
Also, there is this, ironically, from the Daily News, in a note to readers this morning: "We are committed to producing a relevant local news report that is focused on the San Fernando Valley."
The Daily News and Los Angeles Times has inadequately covered the coming municipal election. They're willfully tilting their coverage towards the state level to ignore the fact that the Mayor's first term has been a catastrophic failure for the City of Los Angeles. They want him re-elected because a couple of key political consultants assured their editors that he was better than the other candidates. They have willfully shut out other candidates from meaningful coverage.
It's not a surprise to us that both papers lose subscribers daily. With front pages like today's, one sees why.