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When a Politician's Staff Fails, Tell Them at a Public Meeting

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USC journalism student Alexander Comisar tried to interview LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky about the day in a the life of a politician. The press representative said "no" so Comisar confronted Yaroslavsky during public comment at a meeting this week. "Your Press Deputy told me that as a point of policy, you don't do interviews with students because it isn't your responsibility to help us with our homework." That seemed to catch the 3rd district politican a little off guard. "I can't believe that my press deputy said that I woudn't interview with students because he knows that I interview with students all the time." Comisar's profile will come out in a few weeks. Also: It should be noted that representatives from three of the five County Supervisors has contacted LAist for stories or to be put on their press lists. Yaroslavsky's office is not one of the them.