This from a friend and emailer who attended today's protest over the recent dismisal of liberal columnist Robert Scheer at the LA Times. Scheer's apparent crime was being right on this administration and their trumped-up war from the get-go. That won't do as the LA Times works hard to both destroy itself and appease the Bill O'Reilly McCarthyites of the New American Right. You'll be delighted to know that while Scheer was removed, wingnut Jonah Goldberg has been added to the Opinion Page. Scheer's own website will continue to carry his columns, along with other papers around the country.
Protesters layed white bread on the sidewalk, amid shouts of "No more bland, we want Bob."
Meanwhile Scheer is launching an internet news service at the end of the month to be found at www.truthdig.com.
The LA Times can be reached at Letters@LATimes.com if you have any thoughts for them.
UPDATE: More details sent to me on how to contact the folks who need to be contacted:
Jeff.firstname.lastname@example.org (213-237-5000/fax: 213-237-4401) and CEO Tribune Company Dennis FitzSimons: email@example.com (312-222-9100/fax: 312-222-1573) to request Johnson's or FitzSimons' participation in a meeting with loyal Times' readers.
Several additional photos from today's protest follow...