Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Honor to Dean Baquet. Hiller Must Go

--written from London

It is typical of the stinking Tribune Co. that it would use the cover of the election to oust the distinguished editor of the Times, Dean Baquet, whose efforts on behalf of the newspaper command our love and admiration.

I have sent David Hiller, the Ken Starr associate sent to publish the Times, a simple heartfelt message: "Fuck you, you dirty scoundrel."

The fight for future of the L.A. Times must go on .until the last vestiges of the experience with the Tribune Co. are behind the paper, Los Angeles and California.

A new editor is now being foisted on the Times, another squalid import from Chicago. It would be appropriate to make this usurper feel as unwelcome as possible. Neither he nor Hiller has any business in Los Angeles and they should be sent packing by any means available.

Certainly, Baquet will be wished well. He performed every service he could for the newspaper and his ouster by FitzSimons, Smith and Hiller can only be regarded as a great compliment of sorts, since who would want to serve this greasy trio in any responsible capacity.

We do not need to wish Baquet well. A man of his talent and character will have it.

Something should also be said of the day chosen for Baquet's termination. These yellow-bellied cowards tried to use the cover of an immensely significant election to do their dirty work, in hopes that there would be less notice.

They will not be successful in disguising the evil of their deed, and they will be no more comfortable in Los Angeles than any aggressive invader of our city and state would ever be.

Long may we fight against these outsiders.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work for a competing paper but could not agree more. Several people here have asked where they can get Dean Baquet T-shirts. Any laid-off newsroom employees want to go into business and produce them for us?

11/09/2006 11:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, Ken...from the third floor.

11/09/2006 11:55 PM  

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