Robert Scheer Fired From LA Times ... LA Times Bites It Again
After thirty years as a reporter and columnist at the Los Angeles Times (link intentionally NOT provided), Robert Scheer will no longer appear on their op-ed pages. As Scheer explains in a post on the Huffington Post:
On Friday I was fired as a columnist by the publisher of the Los Angeles Times, where I have worked for thirty years. The publisher, Jeff Johnson, who has offered not a word of explanation to me, has privately told people that he hated every word that I wrote. I assume that mostly refers to my exposing the lies used by President Bush to justify the invasion of Iraq.
Fortunately sixty percent of Americans now get the point, but only after tens of thousand of Americans and Iraqis have been killed and maimed as the carnage spirals out of control. My only regret is that my pen was not sharper and my words tougher.
Starting Wednesday morning, my column will be appearing here on the Huffington Post.
This telling act follows a few months after the Times dismissed Michael Kinsley as editorial page editor. Kinsley as a commentator and an early innovator in the field of web magazine publishing at Slate as its founding editor, had a brought a sense of freshness and experimentation to the Times op-ed pages.
So, you can look for Scheer at HuffPo or listen to him on KCRW's Left, Right and Center, via KCRW's site if you are outside of its broadcast area. I also hear that Scheer will also resurface as founder of TruthDig. I'll keep you posted.
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