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'LA Times' Readers Protest Scheer Ouster (tags)
Between 200 and 300 people picketed outside the Los Angeles Times Tuesday afternoon to protest the paper's decision to drop liberal columnist Robert Scheer, according to a crowd estimate provided by one of the rally's organizers. The newspaper, however, said there were only about 55 people there.
Readers to Protest Dropping of Scheer Column Tuesday at 'LA Times' (tags)
Los Angeles Times readers upset with the dropping of Robert Scheer's column plan to picket outside the newspaper's building Tuesday at noon. "We think he was fired totally for political reasons," Karen Pomer, a media activist who helped organize the demonstration, told E&P Monday. "Now they don't have anyone who covers national issues in the same way. The Times needs a full spectrum of voices. It's becoming insipid."
TUES 11/15 NOON: Picket LA Times in Protest of Firing of Columnist Scheer (tags)
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