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Opinionist: Good Job, LA Times - You're Almost As Good As The Enquirer

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UPDATE: Further down the page, I refer to Jonah as an idiot. That's not really fair, and I apologize. He's a fu an incredible idiot:

One small point in response (I know, I know: Why bother?). The 13th amendment lists involuntary servitude and slavery as different things. If they were the same, the founders wouldn't have wasted the ink repeating themselves.

In case you're curious, here's a brief description of just how much of an incredible idiot he is. SPOILER: William Seward isn't as far as I know, classified as one of the Founding fathers. Wonderful work there, LA Times. Awesome hiring. (Via Atrios.)

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It’s not easy being the LA Times. Like all print media, they've fallen on hard times in the last 8 years. They’re bleeding circulation like a 19th century Russian Monarch. They've experienced a sharp decline in ad revenue and lose money by the crate. They've been, ahem, “forced” into firing essential staffers, which has of course resulted in a marked drop in quality and coverage. Why, they might even be forced to abandon the building they’ve called home for a gazillion years. What's an ossified, megapowerful publishing entity to do? How can they climb out of the half-dug grave and remain relevant in the Internet age?

* Might they consider improving the quality of their reporting? Please.

* What about examining how Americans, having been lied to about practically everything during the Bush years, might be looking for other information outlets where they can get facts instead of lies and guilt trips? HahaHAHAHAHhahah cough. Ahem. Sorry, you just aroused my naturally boisterous blogging sensibilities*.

* Could they figure out a way to actually make money on the internet? Crazy talk! No one knows how to do that!

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* Then maybe they could just blame everything on the internet and try shovel a mountain of right wing bullshit down their readers’ throats?

If you’re paying attention, then you know they’ve gone with option 4.