We had a server outage, and we're rebuilding the site. Most of the site features won't work. Thank you for your patience.
imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
Features
latest news
best of news
syndication
commentary


KILLRADIO

VozMob

ABCF LA

A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List

LAAMN List




IMC Network:

Original Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

TUES 11/15 NOON: Picket LA Times in Protest of Firing of Columnist Scheer

by Marcy Monday, Nov. 14, 2005 at 11:48 AM
palforpeace@aol.com

Join Peace and Media Activists from Across Los Angeles As We Put the New Publisher on Notice Picket LA Times/Protest the Firing of Columnist Robert Scheer & Limited Coverage of Local Anti-War Movement

"I've been a punching bag for Bill O'Reilly and Rush Limbaugh
for years and I think the paper finally collapsed" -- Robert Scheer, Friday, Nov. 11th

WHAT: Join Peace and Media Activists from Across Los Angeles
As We Put the New Publisher on Notice
Picket LA Times/Protest the Firing of Columnist
Robert Scheer & Limited Coverage of Local Anti-War Movement

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Noon

WHERE: Outside, LA Times Building
First Street Entrance
202 W. 1st St. (at Spring St.)
Los Angeles, CA 90012

WHY: Last Friday, LA Times Publisher Jeff Johnson fired
Robert Scheer who had worked there for 30 years,
the last 12 years as a weekly columnist.

Join Peace Activists from Across Los Angeles
As We Put the New Publisher on Notice

Robert Scheer's Anti-War Voice
is Critical. Los Angeles Times readers
will not Tolerate the Paper's Op-ed Pages
Tilting Further to the Right with the firing of Scheer and the
Hiring of Far-right Columnists Max Boot and Jonah Goldberg
with No One Holding Scheer’s Spot As Passionate
and Contarian Progressive Voice on National Issues

A delegation will also demand a meeting with publisher Jeff Johnson, who reportedly has privately told people that he hated every word that Scheer wrote. We want to read full-spectrum of voices in the LA Times and know that our daily newspaper will fully cover the anti-war movement in Los Angeles.

BRING SIGNS: Suggested slogans.

LA Times Publisher:
Did you hate every word Scheer wrote
exposing lies that led us into the War in Iraq?

LA Times Publisher:
Did you hate every word Scheer wrote
exposing the lies about Wen Ho Lee?

LA Times Publisher:
Do you hate every word Scheer wrote
exposing the lies of the NY Times' Judith Miller?

These "Times" Call for Scheer

What's happening at the LA Times?

Who's voice will be silenced next?

Why no LA Times story Downing Street Teach-in?

Why no LA Times story on the Gold Star Families and
Arlington West Veterans Day March?

Why no LA Times story on Anti-war Protest Against
Pro-war Hilary

More info or things you can do to protest:

Listen/Watch Robert Scheer
On Democracy Now! on Monday Nov. 14.
KPFK 90.7 FM at 6AM and 9AM
DirecTV: Link TV, Channel 375,
DISH Network: Link TV channel 9410
And Free Speech TV, channel 9415

Visit LAObserved.com for latest
developments.

Check-out: Right-wing bloggers are thrilled at Scheer's firing:
Local Liberty http://www.claremont.org/localliberty/archives/004114.html
PrestoPundit http://gregransom.com/prestopundit/?p=662
Patterico http://patterico.com/2005/11/09/3928/robert-scheer-out/

Fax a letter or e-mail letter of protest against the firing
and consider joining a campaign with hundreds of
readers canceling their subscription to the LA Times:

Publisher Jeff Johnson
jeff.johnson@latimes.com
FAX 213.237.4401

CEO of Tribune Publications
Dennis Fitzsimmons
dfitzsimmons@tribune.com

President of Tribune Publications
Scott Smith at ssmith@tribune.com

Editorial Page Editor Andres Martinez
Andres.Martinez@latimes.com
Fax: 213.237.7968

Robert Scheer's Nov. 11 statement:

"On Friday, I was fired as a columnist by the publisher of the Los Angeles Times, where I have worked for thirty years. 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."

LA Times article on the changes to op-ed pages:
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lat11nov11,0,808176.story?coll=la-tot-promo&track=morenews

MORE ABOUT Robert Scheer: A 30-year veteran of political reporting, he was the Vietnam correspondent for Ramparts in the 60s and national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times from 1976 to 1993. He is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication, where he teaches a course on media and society and has authored six books, most recently "The Five Biggest Lies Bush Told Us About Iraq." www.robertscheer.com.

MORE INFO ON PROTEST:
Contact Marcy
palforpeace@aol.com

###
Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 1 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
TITLE AUTHOR DATE

Local News

Change Links September 2018 posted S02 10:22PM

More Scandals Rock Southern California Nuke Plant San Onofre A30 11:09PM

Site Outage Friday A30 3:49PM

Change Links August 2018 A14 1:56AM

Setback for Developer of SC Farm Land A12 11:09PM

More problems at Shutdown San Onofre Nuke J29 10:40PM

Change Links 2018 July posted J09 8:27PM

More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena J02 7:16PM

"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena J02 7:08PM

Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles J30 11:26PM

Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! J11 6:58AM

Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California M31 5:20AM

Change Links June 2018 posted M28 7:41AM

The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years M22 8:01PM

Unity Archive Project M21 9:42AM

Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi M17 10:22PM

CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police M10 9:08PM

Three years after OC snitch scandal, no charges filed against sheriffs deputies M10 8:57PM

California police agencies violate Brown Act (open meetings) M02 8:31PM

Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico A29 11:47PM

Change Links May 2018 A27 8:40AM

Worker-Owned Car Wash on Vermont Closed A27 5:37AM

GUIDE TO REBEL CITY LOS ANGELES AVAILABLE A13 12:39AM

lausd whistle blower A11 6:58AM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

test O06 10:01AM

test O06 9:59AM

test O06 9:59AM

100 Ways GOP Have Stolen Elections Since 1876 O06 12:03AM

Proximospective de l'univocité réifiée O05 6:27AM

“Kava-no!!!” O04 6:42PM

Trump & Palestine vs. Genesis, Rashi & The Land of Israel O03 6:29PM

The Criminality of the Elites O03 11:35AM

Business de l'inhumanitaire O03 7:51AM

Marriage Rape/Date Rape Highest Rapes O02 2:59PM

Women I Know Get Raped - Too Many Times To Count! O02 2:55PM

Women In USA Have Stockholm Syndrom O02 2:50PM

Shooting Drill's Are Political Actual Shootings O02 2:47PM

Dr. Ford's Father Works With CIA O02 2:44PM

Weaponizing Frequencies O02 2:41PM

Google Abuses: Worldwide Spying, Censorship, War Promotion, Spying On Children, Etc O02 11:08AM

Paraphysique de l'administration O02 8:34AM

Paraphysique O02 8:31AM

Affordable Rents? A State of Emergency Intensifies O01 11:36AM

A Few Of Many Impeachable Acts by Trump Sessions And Others O01 4:41AM

Désengrammation, l'éloge de la suite S30 7:01AM

someone Should Work In Hollywood - Good Acting! S28 2:55PM

Ford Gives Psych Drugs To Lower Class To Shut Them Up? S28 2:51PM

Hilllary Calls Ford Trailer Trash? S28 2:47PM

Most Rapes Are In Marriages S28 2:43PM

Nice Boys Dirty Deeds S28 2:41PM

Minnesota 2nd Largest Rape State S28 2:39PM

Paraphysique de la plus-value S28 7:18AM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy