Tag Archives: Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times Sold To Trump Ally Pharma Billionaire

CNBC reports: Tronc said Wednesday it has struck a deal to sell the Los Angeles Times, The San Diego Union-Tribune and other titles in the California News Group to billionaire biotech investor Patrick Soon-Shiong. The agreement with Soon-Shiong, a major shareholder in Tronc and chief executive of NantHealth, includes $500 million in cash plus the assumption of $90 million in ...

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New Los Angeles Times Reporting Guidelines Call For Avoiding The Usage Of “Openly Gay” And “Homosexual”

From the Los Angeles Times: The Times has updated its guidelines for covering the LGBTQ community. As our understanding of gender and sexual orientation evolves, so does language. The Times’ goal is to be contemporary, clear and flexible, while maintaining consistency of style. “Queer” previously was considered a term to avoid because of its history as a pejorative. However, “queer” ...

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Los Angeles Times Endorses Hillary: Thin-Skinned Unqualified Demagogue Trump Would Be A Catastrophe

From the editorial board of the Los Angeles Times: American voters have a clear choice on Nov. 8. We can elect an experienced, thoughtful and deeply knowledgeable public servant or a thin-skinned demagogue who is unqualified and unsuited to be president. Donald J. Trump, a billionaire businessman and television personality, is the latter. He has never held elected office and ...

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Los Angeles Times Endorses Hillary Clinton

Just days ahead of the California primary, the editorial board of the Los Angeles Times has endorsed Hillary Clinton. They write: This will be the most populous and among the last states to vote, giving extra symbolic heft to the dramatic clash here between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist from Vermont. ...

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Editorial Of The Day

From the editorial board of the Los Angeles Times: It’s unusual when the winners of a case ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal of their victory. But that is exactly the plea being made by lawyers for same-sex couples who successfully challenged bans on such unions in Virginia, Oklahoma and Utah. And for good reasons. Although some ...

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The Los Angeles Times Reports On The Response For The Ali Forney Center

As Hurricane Sandy unfolded, numerous unfounded rumors and some outright deliberate lies swirled across Twitter, ultimately costing one GOP operative his job. But in their cataloging of the abuses on Twitter, today the Los Angeles Times finds one shining light. And that light, my tender kittens, is YOU. But as the floodwaters receded along with the furor over @ComfortablySmug, another ...

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REPORT: Boy Scouts Shielded Pedophiles

According to a report published yesterday by the Los Angeles Times, the Boy Scouts have shielded hundreds of child molesters from prosecution. A Los Angeles Times review of 1,600 confidential files dating from 1970 to 1991 has found that Scouting officials frequently urged admitted offenders to quietly resign — and helped many cover their tracks. Volunteers and employees suspected of ...

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Los Angeles Times Announces Paywall

Paid daily physical circulation is down 200,000 in the last five years. The New York Times made a similar move last year.

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Editorial Of The Day

From the Los Angeles Times: That a particular social change may be inevitable, given certain background conditions, does not mean that opponents will cease fighting it. White Southerners continued to massively resist Brown long after most of them came to believe that school desegregation was inevitable. Similarly, those who believe that gay marriage contravenes God’s will are not likely to ...

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LA Times Headline Writer FTW

(Via – Mother Jones)

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Los Angeles Times on Gay Heroes

Today an editorial in the Los Angeles Times compares Arizona shooting hero Daniel Hernandez with Oliver Sipple, the semi-closeted gay man who in 1975 wrestled a gun away from Manson family member Sara Jane Moore, saving the life of President Gerald Ford. Sipple’s outing as a gay hero, to his mind, ruined his life. Thankfully, it’s a different world for ...

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Los Angeles Times: President Obama, Enough Agonizing Over Gay Marriage

From an editorial in today’s Los Angeles Times: We can’t peer into President Obama’s soul, but his statement last week that he is “struggling” with whether to endorse same-sex marriage is open to an unedifying interpretation. Given the president’s support of gay rights in other contexts, his opposition to marriage equality raises the question of whether the struggle Obama referred ...

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LA Times: Family Research Council Rightfully Labeled A Hate Group

From an op-ed piece by Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times columnist Tim Rutten. Exhortations against “race mixing” were commonplace pulpit messages short decades ago, though we now recognize them as hate speech. It’s past time to do the same with rhetoric that denigrates gays and lesbians. So long as even the most objectionable religious dogma stays under the church roof, ...

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Los Angeles Times Condemns The Manhattan Declaration

In an editorial published yesterday, the Los Angeles Times strongly condemned the anti-gay Manhattan Declaration, calling it “irresponsible and dangerous” and warning that the document may embolden anti-abortion terrorists. The impression left is that the legal environment in which churches must operate is reminiscent of the Roman Empire that threw Christians to the lions. Never mind that advocates of same-sex ...

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LA Times: Wait Until 2012 On Prop 8

Last week Equality California announced their decision to wait until 2012 to pursue a repeal of Proposition 8. Other groups such as the Courage Campaign have not signed on, saying they are still studying the issue, having raised $135K to “invest in research, polling and focus groups.” Yesterday the Los Angeles Times published an editorial advising the Courage Campaign to ...

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