Charlie Sheen Parties With LA Mayor in Cabo

December 30th, 2012 8:36 AM
If you were the mayor of Los Angeles, would you want to be caught partying with Hollywood bad boy Charlie Sheen? That’s apparently what happened Friday according to a tweet by Sheen featuring a picture of him with his arm around Antonio Villaraigosa that was captioned, “Antonio Villaraigosa knows how to party!”

Politico Catches Team Obama in Double-Talk Over Boss's God-Jerusalem P

September 6th, 2012 12:50 PM
In a rare moment of reluctant semi-journalism which didn't name names, the Politico's Reid Epstein, in reporting about the God-Jerusalem debacle at the Democratic Convention Wednesday night, buried the lede, waiting until his third paragraph to tell readers (belated HT to Weasel Zippers) that "While the campaign at first said Obama had seen the language prior to the convention, it later said he…

Soledad O'Brien Welcomes Dem Mayor But Belittles Romney Advisor

June 14th, 2012 12:38 PM
While CNN's Soledad O'Brien tossed softballs at Democratic Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles, she was not so kind to her Republican guest during the next hour, on Thursday's Starting Point. O'Brien reported poor poll numbers for both the Romney and Obama campaigns, but went after only the Romney campaign's economic message in detail. O'Brien teed up the Democratic mayor to respond to…

Schieffer Bemoans 'Draconian' Cuts From Both Parties to Education, Poo

July 6th, 2011 4:36 PM
CBS's Bob Schieffer took on the role of a left-wing activist on Sunday's Face the Nation, as he pressed all four of his guests from both parties about cuts in state and local spending. Schieffer bewailed how both Republican Governors John Kasich and Scott Walker "cut deeply into education" and asked Democratic Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa if he felt good about making "draconian cuts" [audio clips…

ABC Touts Liberal Mayors Demanding Less Defense Spending, More Money f

June 29th, 2011 8:19 AM
 On ABC’s World News on Sunday, a report by correspondent Jim Avila highlighted the complaints of left-wing mayors who expressed wishes that more defense spending would be redirected at projects in their cities. The NBC correspondent speculated about what other items could be paid for using the money used by the Pentagon in Afghanistan and Iraq, and concluded the report seeming to suggest…

MSNBC's 'A Nation Divided' Ignores Conservatives, Champions Immigratio

May 27th, 2010 5:05 PM
Despite the latest NBC/MSNBC/Telemundo poll showing 61 percent of Americans support Arizona’s new immigration law, MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell on May 26 failed to interview a single supporter for MSNBC’s special, “A Nation Divided.” She did, however, manage to scrounge up plenty of vocal opponents, including two high-profile Democrats who believe the law is unconstitutional.New Mexico Governor…

Los Angeles Mayor Dating Another Local Reporter

June 4th, 2009 1:36 PM
Democrat Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa, has once again been found dating a reporter who is covering him. Villaraigosa was photographed June 1 shopping with KLTA reporter Lu Parker. He hasn’t confirmed his relationship, but KTLA has. Station manager Don Corsini said, “There is no concern as to the ethics whatsoever,” but news director Jason Ball said that Parker will no longer be…

Adulterous Dem Mayor Dating Another Local Reporter, L.A. Times Leaves

June 2nd, 2009 11:56 AM
While the liberal Democratic mayor of Los Angeles has a thing for news babes, it seems his hometown paper has a penchant for leaving out the mayor's party affiliation from reporting on his liaisons. "A Los Angeles television reporter is dating Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, about two years after his extramarital affair with another local newscaster led to the breakup of his 20-year marriage…

An Affair to Forget: AP Dances Around Re-elected Dem Mayor's Adultery

March 4th, 2009 1:39 PM
"Villaraigosa affair may not be one to remember," prophesied the July 7, 2007 headline in the L.A. Times. A year and a half later, the Associated Press danced around the Democratic Los Angeles mayor's adulterous liaison with a Spanish-language reporter assigned to the city hall beat.From today's story on his March 3 re-election accessed at (emphases mine), notice how the AP pulls its…

L.A. Mayor's Mistress Has New Job in Spanish-Language Radio

February 20th, 2008 11:45 AM
Los Angeles Times's L.A. Now blog today picked up on reporter/former L.A. mayoral mistress Mirthala Salinas: Her rise through the ranks at Telemundo was swift. Her fall following the disclosure of an affair with Antonio Villaraigosa, mayor of our fair city, was a spectacle. And now she's back - on the radio this time. is the first with the news:

Clinton-backing Mayor Got Money from Rezko; Will the Media Care

February 1st, 2008 3:29 PM
One major flash-point in the January 21 Democratic debate was when Hillary Clinton slammed Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) for ties to Tony Rezko, an indicted real estate developer. Shortly thereafter a photo from the Clinton administration depicting Sen. Clinton with Rezko and her husband came to the fore, and Clinton subsequently denied knowing Rezko.Fast forward to today and the Associated Press…

LAT Notes OC Sheriff's GOP Ties, Democrat LA Mayor's Party Ignored

October 30th, 2007 12:47 PM
Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona was indicted "on federal corruption charges stemming from a lengthy investigation into allegations that he had misused his office for financial gain," the Los Angeles Times reported on October 30. Reporters Christine Hanley, H.G. Reza and Paul Pringle noted that Carona was once considered a "rising star" for the GOP.It's a fair point to make note of Carona's…

Democratic LA Mayor's Mistress Heads Back to Work Reporting News

September 25th, 2007 2:07 PM

LAT Buries News of L.A. Mayor's Fines, Campaign Violations

September 11th, 2007 10:14 PM