According to Michael Josephson, president of the Josephson Institute of Ethics, the mayor is wrong:
“It is a very fundamental principal of journalistic credibility that you don’t have entangling alliances of people you cover."
Of course, Villaraigosa is referring to his girlfriend, who scooped everyone on the demise of his 20-year marriage, calling it a "politcal scandal" and confirming that the "rumors were true." She left out the important detail that she was the rumor, a fact she later confirmed to the LA Times--instead of declining to comment.
In vouching for her "professionalism," the mayor acknowledged that Salinas had asked to be removed from the City Hall beat a year ago, revealing a long term relationship about which he had previously declined comment.
Heh. I guess the professional working girl was tired of being kept in the closet.
Is Al Gore's kid a pot head and prescription drug junkie?
Al Gore III, son of former US vice president Al Gore, is facing drug and traffic charges in California after being stopped for speeding and being in possession of marijuana.
A spokesperson for the Orange County Sheriff's Department in suburban Los Angeles said that the
24-year-old was driving more than 160km/h, far above the legal speed limit, when he was stopped early yesterday in Laguna Hills, California.
The sheriff's deputy making the traffic stop smelled marijuana and conducted a search, which yielded a small amount of cannabis and several controlled medications, for which he had no prescriptions, authorities said.
The "several controlled medications for which he had no prescription, included drugs for ADD, Xanax, Valium, Vicodin and Adderall. Heh. Can you blame him? I'd need a helluva lot more than that to numb myself if Al Gore was my dad.
I don't have a problem that U.S. Open winner Angel Cabrera smokes. I don't even care that they showed him smoking on national television.
What I do care about is him tossing away his cigarette butts on the golf course--or anywhere else besides an ashtray or other appropriate receptacle.
I think the cigarette butt pet peeve of mine comes from the new Californian in me--cigarettes are the #1 littered item on California freeways.
But my issue with littering in general isn't anything new. Three years ago, Scarlett Johanssen broke my heart and my girl crush on her over some fast food trash.
I've been stewing about the Cabrera thing since I read it on The Fanhouse the other day, but I hadn't been inspired enough to post even though a lit cigarette on a golf course is what charred my favorite park last month.
Then tonight, I watched the premiere of "Heartland." The Treat Williams character pulled out a cigarette and his daughter called him out on it, something about treating people with lung cancer. So he thought better of it. Then he tossed the cigarette out of his car window into the street!
I was completely turned off and wrote the show off in that moment. TNT's audience services will be hearing from me
What's worse is that I see this every day on my 6-mile, 30-minute drive to work. Endless numbers of people who think that the streets of Los Angeles are they're personal ashtray. Do you know many smokers there are in LA? and how much time they spend in their cars? Any idea how many butts that adds up to?
Are cigarette butts trash?
Of course they're trash! And to litter them anywhere is positively rude, ugly and bad for the environment. And when they're lit, they're also unsafe.
Like, duh. I just have zero tolerance for it.
If you're random person who got cursed out by a crazy blonde in the car next to you, that might have been me. If only the City of Los Angeles would give me a citation book, I'd be passing out $1,000 fines on the regular to help the city pay for all the asses it has to clean up after.