Bob Sheer disfavored, sent to Novosibirsk
The Los Angeles Times has dropped Bob Sheer, and three guesses to who's picked him up...
No, not the LA Weekly...
No, it's not People's Weekly World either...
Yes, that's right, HuffPost.
In related news, the numbers of political cartoonists at papers appears to be about equal to the number of pantomime ponies at banks as they've also fired cartoonist Michael Ramirez. This is apparently the Times' idea of balance:
In a major shake-up of its editorial pages, the Los Angeles Times announced Thursday that it was discontinuing one of its most liberal columnists as well as its conservative editorial cartoonist.
UPDATE: The icon weighs in for the first time at his new digs:
The publisher, Jeff Johnson, who has offered not a word of explanation to me, has privately told people that he hated every word that I wrote. I assume that mostly refers to my exposing the lies used by President Bush to justify the invasion of Iraq... Fortunately sixty percent of Americans now get the point, but only after tens of thousand of Americans and Iraqis have been killed and maimed as the carnage spirals out of control. My only regret is that my pen was not sharper and my words tougher.
In the comments, someone says:
I just cancelled my subscription, and it felt great. To do likewise, call 1-800-LA TIMES.
I agree. All thinking persons should immediately cancel their subscriptions.
aurelio23 (not verified)
Sun, 12/11/2005 - 13:16
While his favorite slave gave him a haircut, Tom Jefferson thought about the artificial barriers that separated the lovely barber and himself. I must do somehing about it, he thought. That same evening he wrote his now famous statement:
"THE MOMENT YOU BLEND LIBERAL BUTTER WITH CONSERVATIVE EGGS ALL YOU GET IS AN UNPALATABLE OMELET!"
Aparently Bob Sheer did not anticipate that the eggs would be rotte!