Once upon a time, the Los Angeles Times had pretensions to being a real newspaper. Now? Not so much.
Today, the only story above the fold is the death of Michael Jackson. That’s right; the only story at all. Iran? Health care? Climate change? Bernanke’s testimony on financial regulation? Yawn. Oh, and the only three-column story below the fold? The death of Farrah Fawcett.
Of course, the op-ed page gives us plenty of Iran coverage. Pieces by John Bolton and Natan Sharansky. One the architect of Bush’s disastrous foreign policy, the other whose maunderings about democracy apparently do not include Palestinians.
If this is the future of US newspapers, I’m glad that they are going out of business.