Morning Buzz: Day after the day after election 2012

Election 2012 aftermath

nate-silver-stewart.jpgNate Silver on with Jon Stewart. The Daily Show

Election night coverage on Fox News Channel "proved largely dour, depressive, even epically denialist," says David Folkenflik. NPR

Meghan Daum on Obama and the single girl electorate. LAT op-ed

Back on Aug. 4, a San Diego U-T editorial said "the U-T believes there will be a landslide win for Romney, largely due to the failure of the Obama economic policies and repudiation of his attempt to move the country toward European socialism." That's the largest newspaper in San Diego. Um, San Diego County voted for Obama.

Republicans could never beat Howard Berman, but Brad Sherman did — by 21 percentage points. Mayor Villaraigosa calls Berman's defeat a big loss for Los Angeles' power in Washington but he congratulated Sherman. "I didn't go into politics to beat Howard Berman, but there was an election, and that's how it worked out," said Sherman. LAT, DN

Jackie Lacey's DA office could look a lot like Steve Cooley's. LAT, DN, KPCC News

Now the county health department has to try to enforce the condoms in porn law, with an unhappy industry. LAT, DN

Other politics and government

The City Council voted 12-2 for creation of a controversial city identification card that could be used by illegal immigrants to open bank accounts, borrow library books and pay utility bills. Mayor Villaraigosa called it a no-brainer. LAT

Two major city unions said Tuesday they will launch an aggressive campaign urging the public not to sign former Mayor Richard Riordan’s ballot initiative to dramatically change the city’s pension system. Daily News

Councilman Eric Garcetti and former councilmember Ruth Galanter endorsed Mike Bonin for the 11th district seat being vacated by Bill Rosendahl.

Media and media people

LA Times columnist Sandy Banks did election commentary on the air for Sweden's TV4, from outside the W Hotel in Hollywood.

Within 24 hours of joining OK Cupid, Pandora Young was propositioned for a threesome by an anti-gay couple. Tumblr

Former Runaways guitarist Lita Ford has signed to do a book with Joel Selvin for Wiliam Morrow, publication in 2013: "'Living Like a Runaway,' an unvarnished look at the author's career as the first woman hard rock guitar player, whose hair was bigger and guitar licks were hotter than any of the guys, and whose dream life turned into a nightmare, and then a triumph, as she had to escape a terrifying marriage that cut her off from the rest of the world." Publishers Lunch

Former New York Times reporter and wine columnist Frank J. Prial died at 82. NYT


USC says it fired a student manager who intentionally deflated game footballs below NCAA-mandated pressure levels for the Trojans' loss to Oregon last week. AP

A 16-year-old girl who said she was knocked unconscious and raped in Santa Clarita by two men has recanted her story, saying she made it up to get out of trouble with her legal guardians. LAT

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne laid off 100 workers, mostly in the Valley. DN

The Lakers' 1-4 start is the team's worst since 1993.

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