Posted by: Jon Fine on November 8, 2006
Surely it’s entirely coincidental that Britney Spears and the Los Angeles Times (and by extension Tribune Co.) both essentially buried bad news by putting it out there yesterday.
I mean, why else would they do it? It’s not like there was an election going on or anything.
[really severe, protracted, rib-dislocating coughing]
In the Times’ case, the news about the departure of editor Dean Baquet works on multiple levels. Not only was much of the bandwidth of the national media—which has avidly jumped all over the the ‘unrest at the Los Angeles Times’ narrative—fully taken up with the election to pay much heed, the same was true for much of its own newsroom.