L.A. Times op-ed and Current editor Nick Goldberg e-mailed to elaborate on his terse response to historian Mike Davis in yesterday's post, and also to correct my notion that Davis probably won't be welcome at the op-ed page:
Let me be very clear: From the moment I arrived at the LA Times I've been inviting Mike Davis to write for our pages. Despite being regularly blown off by him (he always says that thing about how he's heard that I'm a "good guy"), I've continued to ask. He apparently objects to writing for the LA Times on principle, because he feels the paper has been unfair to him in the past and because he doesn't want to write for the paper that fired Robert Scheer.
That's certainly his prerogative. But as far as I'm concerned, he's invited to write. I'd love to have him do so. And that invitation stands even if writes me angry notes.
Rummaging through the LA Observed archives, I did find a post from last year where Davis spurns an offer to write for Op-Ed, citing Scheer's axing.