Editor's Dozen

Editor's Dozen: March 11-17

Here are twelvish of the smartest, scoop-iest or most insidery posts from the past week here at LA Observed. Click here if you want the entire week of News & Chatter in condensed form.

  1. Yes, the Times confused William Buckley and Buckminster Fuller and confused Brian Grazer with a man respected for his intellectual ideas. It also lost top-notch science writer Robert Lee Hotz to the Wall Street Journal. At least a Pulitzer seems headed toward L.A. — but not the one Times editors wanted. And what's ex-Tribune design guru Tony Majeri doing in the newsroom?
  2. Chief Bill Bratton was the official roastee at the Los Angeles Political Roast, but it was ex-chief Bernard Parks whose ears were burning.
  3. Now that the former Mr. KABC doesn't have to toe the conservative line, his radio show dishes pretty good on Fox shouter Bill O'Reilly.
  4. Disney buries the news about back-dated options at Steve Jobs' Pixar Studios on a Friday afternoon when Wall Street reporters are fleeing a blizzard. But Mark Lacter was on the job. Lacter also examines the Viacom lawsuit against Google-You Tube and finds a yawning generation gap.
  5. All those OC Weekly refugees plan to start up a new paper in Long Beach.
  6. ABC 7 anchor Phillip Palmer donated a kidney to a colleague and friend.
  7. Orange County readers get ugly on the Register's comment board about an obese woman giving birth — and Register staffers demand the boards be cleaned up or shut down.
  8. Doug Dowie was observed in the Sacramento Bee, and didn't much care for the sight.
  9. For St. Patrick's Day, Denise Hamilton goes in search of Los Angeles novels with Irish themes and characters.
  10. Jenny Burman's trip to New York included some Los Angeles putdowns and a parking attendant's nervous breakdown.
  11. New blogs from the LA Weekly's Celeste Fremon and ex-LAT food writer Barbara Hansen.
  12. Former Fox News and "Good Morning America" producer Claudia MacMahon follows in the footsteps of Jennifer Forkish as communications deputy for Councilman Dennis Zine.

Also: Denizens of LA Observed tower are all happy to hear that Veronique de Turenne's 1949 Plymouth sedan has been revived and can be spotted cruising the Malibu again.

Previous Editor's Dozens

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