Thursday, May 18, 2017

Not Even Trying to Conceal Bias LA Times

LA Times OpEd for the upcoming vacancy election:
Gomez has virtually the entire Democratic establishment behind him, with support from big names such as Gov. Jerry Brown and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti.
But his resume shows that Gomez doesn’t just have establishment backing; he also has substance. A state legislator since 2012, he has a solid resume and progressive track record. .... Ultimately, however, we endorsed Maria Cabil- do
, a longtime community activist, affordable housing developer and former city planning commissioner. But Cabildo came in third, after attorney Robert Lee Ahn.


Between Gomez and Ahn it’s no contest, though Ahn certainly has his virtues. One of them is his experience on the city redistricting commission and later on the city Planning Commission. He’s thoughtful and intelligent, and people who have worked with him say he’s good at bringing opposing factions together. And having a Korean American in Congress at a moment when tensions are so high with North Korea could be a good thing.
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That may have something to do with the fact that, up until 2012, Ahn was a Republican. Ahn explains that his views have always been “progressive,” but his parents were Republicans so he became one too.
See now?  The second best Liberal Democrat is still far superior to the top Republican... ummm Moderate Democrat. 

And another thing.  Optics.  The LATimes is no stranger.  Here is the single side by side picture they use:

Notice all the subtle visual cues enhanced.  Pathetic. 

93 comments:

Lawyerliz said...

What's wrong with being and looking Korean? Or Hispanic? They are both attractive men.

Lawyerliz said...

Slate has turned so anti Trump that I feel I can't trust them. Even tho I still think he is nuts.

Rob Dawg said...

Full smile, soft lighting, soft focus versus hard shadows, twisted mouth, microphone, cluttered background. Also relative head size. This is deep psychological influence.

Rob Dawg said...

The problem with Slate or Salon or Mother Jones of Rolling Stone is that when we need them for real transgressions they won't be believed.

LBD said...

I don't trust any of them, Ratings and $ drive the world of Honest? news. IMO

Lawyerliz said...

Bought more marigolds. I trust them to be orange. Or yellow.

Rob Dawg said...

The Donald's favorite flower!

Lawyerliz said...

Noooooooooo. Say it ain't so!

Lawyerliz said...

I propose a bet. Trump will or will not make it to the midterm election.. stakes? Any takers?

LBD said...

He will make it. O made it eight,worst president ever. IMO

EngineerJim said...

>Trump will or will not make it to the midterm election..

The special prosecutor investigation will take years. Until that is complete there is no justification for an impeachment. (Assuming Trump doesn't fire the special prosecutor.)

Lawyerliz said...

Didn't Nixon do that?

EngineerJim said...

>Didn't Nixon do that?

Yeah. That's one of the reasons they were going to impeach him.

Ironically, this appointment of a special prosecutor (counsel) is an advantage for the Repubs and Trump. Whenever a Dem starts talking about impeachment, the Repubs just need to say let's wait until we hear the conclusions from the special investigation. If the investigation shows no collusion with the Russians, Trump is exonerated.

Lawyerliz said...

Yes Archibald Cox. 2 guys refused to deliver the notice.
. Then Bork did,.although he thought of not doing it. Hmmm, that Bork.

Lawyerliz said...
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Lawyerliz said...

I don't think Trump will be able to resist firing him. It's the thing that will make the most the angriest. And saying you're fired to the person tormenting him would be too delicious to resist.

EngineerJim said...

>I don't think Trump will be able to resist firing him.

If he does, that will be the end of his presidency.

Lawyerliz said...

We will see if Melania stays in new York or not. Hmmmmmm

Lawyerliz said...

Yep.

Rob Dawg said...

Trump doesn't need to fire him. Not that it helps either way. This is unfortunately home turf for the entrenched interests.

Mike said...

Pence has a better chance of getting the Trump agenda thru at this point anyways..

Rob Dawg said...

Baron's school year is almost over. Don't read anything into a move at this point.

Lawyerliz said...

True. I can't see Trump getting much of anything through at this point

Lawyerliz said...

But a non move?

Rob Dawg said...

It won't be long before the Rs in Congress realize Trump is the only horse in the middle of this stream.

Lawyerliz said...

The Koch brothers can't be happy. Do they count as entrenched?

Lawyerliz said...

But I read they are declining to go on news shows to defend him. I predict they will run from him. We will shortly see who is right. Either way, there is no safe haven.

Mike said...

I'd be fine with Pence taking over at this point. Trump served his purpose...defeating the Hildebeast...which none of the traditional republicans could have done.

Bonus points for great AG and Supe picks..

if he resigned tomorrow he would still be in my Top 5 POTUS of all time..

Lawyerliz said...

I wonder how future high school history books will attempt to make all this boring!!!!!

Lawyerliz said...

Top 5? Silly Mike.

Lawyerliz said...

I like Hildebeast, very amusing.

Mike said...

1) GW
2) A Jack
3) Lincoln
4) Trump
5) Reagan

Hon Mention: Coolidge

Lawyerliz said...

Ah, the resignation word. The hub used it this evening. What if Ense is more interested in reversing social changes and stuff like Roe v Wade?

Lawyerliz said...

What about Teddy R. I real bull moose.

Rob Dawg said...

Woah! Jackson? And where's TR?

Mike said...

I wonder if the folks at NYT or WaPo have thought about that??

Rob Dawg said...

Beat me to it! Good show.

Mike said...

dang..forgot about Teddy R....ok Lincoln is out

LBD said...

Dems look dumber everyday with no proof of anything in their hands, just a lot of yelling.

Rob Dawg said...

The opposition has a slot for Pence. Trump they cannot collar.

Mike said...

Pence + control of Congress + control of Supreme court


checkmate

Lawyerliz said...

You have no idea how angry women will be if he attempts to reverse Roe V Wade. A Lesbian friend really fears him. Can he undo same sex marriages?

Lawyerliz said...

Yeah, he's crazy. Pence is an adult and non crazy. Will he really try to increase the deficit as Trump wants? I think if he tries to reverse Roe v Wade, it was get a better legal basis than it has now.

Lawyerliz said...

I personally think a pox on both their houses. If I were going to have, say, a Downs syndrome child I'd have an abortion. Using it as birth control??? No way.

Lawyerliz said...

Lincoln out? No way!

Mike said...

I can see the MSM headlines now..

Trump resigns..Yea!!!!

Pence now President..aw shit

Rob Dawg said...

Marriage and women's reproductive health issues are inviolable at this point. I'm of mixed personal feelings about the marriage thing. They weren't just about individual liberties. How long before the weakening of the nuclear family shows up as being unable to fund public education?

Lawyerliz said...

My son keeps saying the Flynn thing will get him out. I don't see it. He won't blow up the world. Good enough for now.

Lawyerliz said...

Well, there's always immigration. Liz ducks into a very deep hole in another dimension .

Mike said...

well..let me solve the "funding of public education" problem for you..

require proof of citizenship/legal status at enrollment (like every other developed country does)..

Lawyerliz said...

And nitey nite.

Mike said...

G' Night Liz..

make sure to check for Russians!! under your bed.. ;<)

Cinco-X said...

Lol

Cinco-X said...

The way you've phrased it you can't lose

Cinco-X said...

Hildebeast...I love it

Cinco-X said...

There a chance the R's won't have the house after the midterms

Cinco-X said...

East Coast... Signing off

Mike said...

There a chance the R's won't have the house after the midterms

yup..seems to be a real possibility the way things are going

which is why I wouldn't be averse to DT stepping aside...

Rob Dawg said...

The House districts are in their third round post redistricting. There won't be a lot of party shuffling. The Senate is hopeless for flipping. The Dems are going to be billions short of defending the 27 as it is.

Mike said...

but Rob..don't you think Pence could get a lot more done in the next 3 1/2 years than Trump. I've never seen anything like the forces that have been amassed against Trump (fair or not).

Rob Dawg said...

I think Trump can do great things once the entrenched get over self preservation as goal one rather than reward for performance.

Rob Dawg said...

I have to say this conversation is so much better than anyplace else on these subjects. Thank you all.

Mike said...

once the entrenched get over self preservation

I won't hold my breath :)

Mike said...

what POTUS could survive every conversation they have being twisted/leaked to a hostile press??

Cinco-X said...

Ya... There might actually be a pickup in the Senate, but the house is gonna be tough. Can the Rs get it back before a special prosecutor makes a recommendation?

Cinco-X said...

liz... Liz...LIZ!!!!!! Wake up! WAKE UUUUUUPPP!!!!!!!

Lawyerliz said...

Well I wonder what awful thing Trump will do today, which you guy will think is peachy keen.
Wakeup east coasters!!!

Lawyerliz said...

Hmmmmmmm, aaaaaahhhhhh
Stepping aside ==resigning

Henceforth known as the r word.

Rob Dawg said...

Shhh. You'll wake the Trumpagolds in her garden.

Lawyerliz said...

They arent. Good or bad, they just aren't.

Lawyerliz said...

Mike and I agree on something!!

Lawyerliz said...

Go back to sleep. You need rest before clipping that hedge!
I should switch to Mexican heather.

Lawyerliz said...

I listened to the Ryan thing, his request for omerta was full of nervous chuckles.
I thought he had a lot of common sense when he got the govt put back together again.

Have noticed, the poor man (Ryan) is aging visibly. And Trump isn't. Just looks even more pouty.

Lawyerliz said...

If I l plant them next to the Trumpagolds, will they fight?

Rob Dawg said...

So tired I fell asleep around 9 and now I am paying for it. The after dinner (tuna stuffed peppers) gin & tonic probably didn't help.

Lawyerliz said...

The Mexican Heather is a short lived perrennial, the 'golds are an annual. Tho sometimes they last through November. The Heather will out last the 'golds.

Rob Dawg said...

Orange Trumpet Vines can climb any wall.

Maybe some variegated creeping fig to represent congress?

Lawyerliz said...

No booze just before bed.

Lawyerliz said...

Fig have been failure for me.

Lawyerliz said...

I just really did just plant 2 Mexican heathers. 10 more to go in the flat.

Lawyerliz said...

Cinco cries wake up, wake up, goes to the bathroom and creeps back to bed. While I water a bud daisy and lant 2 Heather plants and will shortly go to the library to work on my UU speech.

Lawyerliz said...

Orange trumpet can take over the world. I prefer to avoid it.

Lawyerliz said...

I can see no political metaphor in my lovely red and yellow roses. Suggestions?
MY gardenias, to some people, stink.

Cinco-X said...

Ahem...

Cinco-X said...

Do Trumpagolds repel Hildebeast?

Lawyerliz said...

Speaking of which, I need to take a shower to go out for breakfast.

Cinco-X said...

Nah... Been up all the time, just not tied to my phone...

LBD said...

Good Morning!

Day 4 of rain.

Cinco-X said...

Two weeks of cold rain followed by three days in the high eighties and nineties... Ugh

Lawyerliz said...

You are stealing our rain. The jasmine is blooming.

Rob Dawg said...

> Two weeks of cold rain followed by three days in the high eighties and nineties... Ugh

I keep a variety of Mass cities on my iPhone for fun. Just wish they reported humidity and mosquito density. West Springfield 82° yesterday. 84/48 today.

Lawyerliz said...

Marigolds are suosed to repel mosquitos. Just saying.

LBD said...

I'm sure they avoided the reality of the pot bums coming to Kali. Great weather 5 star soup kitchens, panhandling the rich. What's not to like! LOL!