David Cay Johnston's visiting blogger piece for LA Observed on Friday about his experiences covering Daryl Gates and the LAPD in the early 1980s has been getting some nice attention and attracting favorable emails. Johnston will be a guest on "Which Way, L.A.?" with Warren Olney on KCRW at 7:30 p.m.
Oh the irony: Given Sharon Waxman's high-profile umbrage about rival site Newser not linking prominently enough to stuff at The Wrap, I had to laugh when her site excerpted Johnston's piece — and buried the link to LA Observed as deep as physically possible. The reason sites push the ethical envelope is it works: Romenesko linked to The Wrap's shorter, later version. Something to think about the next time Waxman complains.