If you are one of the six restless but declining scribes around town for whom this Neon Tommy piece was written--if you are one of the six declining scribes around town snickering at the thought of how Jill Stewart might have personally reacted to Mike Lacey hiring his 34-year-old ex-schmoopie to be Jill's boss--shame on you. We all have our roses to tend to, our Sudokus to figure, and many other better things to do than to snicker at such thoughts, and so do you, even in your restless twilight years.
Last week, the owner of Village Voice Media Michael Lacey hired his former girlfriend Sarah Fenske to fill the recently vacated LA Weekly editor slot. When Fenske was a columnist at the Phoenix News Times more than two years ago, she maintained a romantic relationship with Lacey, Fenske told Neon Tommy Friday.Wait. This ex-schmoopie actually talked to this clown? And didn't tell him to fo?
Despite their romance, Fenske, 34, said her close relationship with Lacey had nothing to do with her appointment as editor-in-chief of the Weekly...
Well, that's her curve to climb. Anyway, it's just the Weekly, for chrissakes.
Fiction alert: the Neon Tommy piece also pretends that former Weekly editor Drex Heikes has had a good run. Also read the comments--some seem unaware that the bulk of Weekly readers back in the day--those who weren't fetching movie times--read the Weekly for Rockie and the personal ads.