How bad is the pro-Democratic bias at the Los Angeles Times? Here are two more examples ... from just the past 24 hours.1. Slate's Mickey Kaus published a jaw-dropping item earlier today that the Los Angeles Times has banned its bloggers from writing about the reported affair between Sen. John Edwards and a blonde named Rielle Hunter. Kaus obtained a copy of an e-mail written by Times editor Tony Pierce. Wrote Pierce, "Because the only source has been the National Enquirer we have decided not to cover the rumors or salacious speculations. So I am asking you all not to blog about this topic until further notified." Kaus reminds everyone that while the L.A. Times and the MSM have been pretty silent on this Edwards story, the New York Times was unafraid in running a front-page article last February that strongly insinuated an adulterous affair between John McCain and a lobbyist. Double standard? Absolutely.2. The Los Angeles Times really, really, really wanted you to know that Barack Obama gave a speech in Germany yesterday. Check out the humungous front-page, full-color photo (almost 50 square inches; I reduced the size for easier viewing) from today's paper (Fri. 7/25/08). Good ... grief.(By the way, as a note, at least one blogger (John Rosenthal, World Politics Review) has questioned the "200,000" crowd estimate at Obama's speech.)Pro-Obama bias at the Times? Yup, yup, yup, yup, yup, yup, yup, yup, yup, yup, and yup.
LAT Muzzles Staff On Edwards Story, Trumpets Obama (Again) with HUGE Photo
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