Maybe, Following The Angels, The LAT Should Be Renamed
If the Anaheim Angels can legally be renamed the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, The Los Angeles Times can be renamed The Los Angeles Times of Chicago.
The Times, in a front page article today, makes fun of the Angels name change.
But, after all, The Times is not the traditional Los Angeles Times these days. It is run out of an organization, the Chicago Tribune, whose leaders show so little regard for California interests that they order cutbacks without even visiting The Times' offices. And its Editorial Pages editor votes in Washington state, as he disclosed on Sunday.
A reader, Neil Morchower of Irvine, writes today, "Here is my wish list for 2005. I wish for a new editorial board. I wish for a more moderate opinion writer than leftist Robert Scheer."
How highly appropriate when Scheer, just today, Jan. 4, has another scurrilous column, this time attacking the Latino the President has nominated for Attorney General. On the same day an editorial assaults the only black member of the U.S. Supreme Court. The Times, hijacked on its editorial pages by Michael Kinsley and Bob Scheer, doesn't believe in diversity when the minority members of the government are outspoken conservatives.
No, The Times will not be renamed The Los Angeles Times of Chicago, we all know that. But the paper these days is increasingly offensive to much of its readership, just like the Angels have forfeited the trust of their fans by a nonsensical name change.
And the leading telephone company and leading bank belong to Southern business interests. California is being forgotten, I'm afraid. We live in strange Times, to descend to a pun.