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LA Times says: We're sorry...
Posted by: RgrF
Date: September 27, 2020 04:12PM
...for our racist past.
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Re: LA Times says: We're sorry...
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 27, 2020 04:20PM
So Lou Grant was an accurate portrayal of the Times!



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: LA Times says: We're sorry...
Posted by: RgrF
Date: September 27, 2020 04:52PM
Recent events might indicate that the TV character Lou Grant may have been an accurate portrayal of Minneapolis/St. Paul.
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Re: LA Times says: We're sorry...
Posted by: vision63
Date: September 27, 2020 05:03PM
Patrick Soon-Shiong bought the paper only just recently. How can you apologize for what someone else did?

You can't. So what's the point? As papers go, they're better than most.
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Re: LA Times says: We're sorry...
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 27, 2020 05:15PM
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RgrF
Recent events might indicate that the TV character Lou Grant may have been an accurate portrayal of Minneapolis/St. Paul.

True.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: LA Times says: We're sorry...
Posted by: vision63
Date: September 27, 2020 06:12PM
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RgrF
...for our racist past.

On a side note. Celtics are about to try to tie it up in a few.
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Re: LA Times says: We're sorry...
Posted by: RgrF
Date: September 27, 2020 06:27PM
Celt-Lake finals - wouldn't that be great?
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Re: LA Times says: We're sorry...
Posted by: PizzaGod
Date: September 27, 2020 06:33PM
Years ago-(seriously, it was 1966) I'm in California, my uncle is reading a story about a robbery, and the robbery described one of the suspects as a negro man. He asked me (and I didn't realize the point for years) what difference it made, unless the man was not caught (he was in custody at the time) and they were trying to describe him for possible witnesses.

It's ingrained-and it doesn't unlearn easily.
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Re: LA Times says: We're sorry...
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: September 27, 2020 06:38PM
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vision63
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RgrF
...for our racist past.

On a side note. Celtics are about to try to tie it up in a few.

My boy and I listen to the games on the radio now, as we don't get the local sports channel. It's actually sort of a nice throwback. Smart will have a big night!
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Re: LA Times says: We're sorry...
Posted by: vision63
Date: September 27, 2020 08:49PM
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mrbigstuff
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vision63
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RgrF
...for our racist past.

On a side note. Celtics are about to try to tie it up in a few.

My boy and I listen to the games on the radio now, as we don't get the local sports channel. It's actually sort of a nice throwback. Smart will have a big night!

I'll listen to the games on SiriusXM sometimes. You're right, it is pretty cool.
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Re: LA Times says: We're sorry...
Posted by: vision63
Date: September 27, 2020 08:49PM
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RgrF
Celt-Lake finals - wouldn't that be great?

Jimmy Buckets apparently believes otherwise.
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Re: LA Times says: We're sorry...
Posted by: Buzz
Date: September 27, 2020 09:13PM
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vision63
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RgrF
Celt-Lake finals - wouldn't that be great?

Jimmy Buckets apparently believes otherwise.

So now that it's Heat - Lakers, Pat Riley really has a conundrum.
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Re: LA Times says: We're sorry...
Posted by: RgrF
Date: September 27, 2020 09:15PM
TV ad executives are sitting unobtrusively in a corner, quietly slitting their wrists.
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Re: LA Times says: We're sorry...
Posted by: bfd
Date: September 27, 2020 10:56PM
A contrite apology - much more believable than the one their sister rag down in the far southwest corner ran today.
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Re: LA Times says: We're sorry...
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: September 27, 2020 11:05PM
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RgrF
TV ad executives are sitting unobtrusively in a corner, quietly slitting their wrists.

My kid is downright depressed. It would have been the first finals for the Celts when he's now a real fan.
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Re: LA Times says: We're sorry...
Posted by: RgrF
Date: September 27, 2020 11:16PM
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bfd
A contrite apology - much more believable than the one their sister rag down in the far southwest corner ran today.

You mean the SD Union? - What did they have to say?*

*Never mind, I read it. Seemed like the publisher was apologizing for having to apologize.

(After reading the Times’ long apology, I spoke to my colleagues about the Union-Tribune. Not everyone was comfortable with the idea of an apology here. What does an apology imply about our staff, people who work tirelessly, and with the highest ethics, on behalf of the community? Why tie us to a legacy of problems that violate our values? What about the extraordinary work Union-Tribune journalists have done for decades?

It is not easy to accept responsibility. But I think the people of San Diego should know that at the Union-Tribune, we feel the weight of the painful chapters in our company’s story. We are sorry for the times the company has let down our community. It motivates us to do better.)
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Re: LA Times says: We're sorry...
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: September 27, 2020 11:45PM
If someone bought an estate that used to be a slave plantation, they should at least try to make sure everything is currently even. I don't mean they need to fire half their staff and hire an exactly representative work force.

While a bit conservative, they at least attempted to be politically unbiased. It might be interesting to know what prompted this self examination. Take a fresh look at their relationship with the SoCal establishment: advertising board, chamber of commerce, city/county supervisors and departments, LAPD, Sheriffs, legal system, and entertainment industry.

I would like to see Seattle and King County get a really critical review top to bottom too. I am continually stunned at how big the city budget is with so little getting accomplished (other counties are not exempt).



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Re: LA Times says: We're sorry...
Posted by: sekker
Date: September 28, 2020 02:45PM
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Speedy
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RgrF
Recent events might indicate that the TV character Lou Grant may have been an accurate portrayal of Minneapolis/St. Paul.

True.

MN immigrant since 1995. Verified.
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Re: LA Times says: We're sorry...
Posted by: bfd
Date: September 28, 2020 04:01PM
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RgrF
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bfd
A contrite apology - much more believable than the one their sister rag down in the far southwest corner ran today.

You mean the SD Union? - What did they have to say?*

*Never mind, I read it. Seemed like the publisher was apologizing for having to apologize.

(After reading the Times’ long apology, I spoke to my colleagues about the Union-Tribune. Not everyone was comfortable with the idea of an apology here. What does an apology imply about our staff, people who work tirelessly, and with the highest ethics, on behalf of the community? Why tie us to a legacy of problems that violate our values? What about the extraordinary work Union-Tribune journalists have done for decades?

It is not easy to accept responsibility. But I think the people of San Diego should know that at the Union-Tribune, we feel the weight of the painful chapters in our company’s story. We are sorry for the times the company has let down our community. It motivates us to do better.)

Indeed it was possibly the most unapologetic apology that's ever been made in the long history of unapologetic apologies … the owner, Dr. Soon-Shiong likely told them to publish something.

The more things change, the more they stay the same…
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Re: LA Times says: We're sorry...
Posted by: vision63
Date: September 28, 2020 06:56PM
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bfd
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RgrF
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bfd
A contrite apology - much more believable than the one their sister rag down in the far southwest corner ran today.

You mean the SD Union? - What did they have to say?*

*Never mind, I read it. Seemed like the publisher was apologizing for having to apologize.

(After reading the Times’ long apology, I spoke to my colleagues about the Union-Tribune. Not everyone was comfortable with the idea of an apology here. What does an apology imply about our staff, people who work tirelessly, and with the highest ethics, on behalf of the community? Why tie us to a legacy of problems that violate our values? What about the extraordinary work Union-Tribune journalists have done for decades?

It is not easy to accept responsibility. But I think the people of San Diego should know that at the Union-Tribune, we feel the weight of the painful chapters in our company’s story. We are sorry for the times the company has let down our community. It motivates us to do better.)

Indeed it was possibly the most unapologetic apology that's ever been made in the long history of unapologetic apologies … the owner, Dr. Soon-Shiong likely told them to publish something.

The more things change, the more they stay the same…

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