Is the Times already making up its mind? Watch these Garcetti-friendly observations unfurl in an early Times hit-piece on the mayoral hopes of Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky:
If he runs, Yaroslavsky will face at least one prominent Latino contender: City Council President Eric Garcetti, who is half-Mexican and half-Jewish.And probably also half Italian, and also half eastern European--but who knows how many halves make a whole Garcetti, really?
Garcetti does not flaunt his heritage, but he is at ease speaking Spanish, often attends Latino events and represents a diverse council district that is more than three-fifths Latino.Italics mine. Notwithstanding Mr. President Garcetti's recent comments to this blog, here's a City-assembled promotional film in which Garcetti similarly may or may not flaunt his heritage.
Is it a trend? Did you hear balalikas, or a weeping guitar? You decide. I find it odd that the Times went out of its way today to mention that Garcetti doesn't flaunt his heritage--in an article about Zev Yaroslavsky and Latinos.