Friday, May 17, 2013 – 11:30 a.m.
Well it’s finally started!
Local newspapers trying to create distance from San Bernardino mayor Pat Morris and company.
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Friday, May 17, 2013 – 11:30 a.m.
Well it’s finally started!
Local newspapers trying to create distance from San Bernardino mayor Pat Morris and company.
By Sean Sullivan
Published: May 14, 2013
More than four dozen media organizations joined forces Tuesday to sharply rebuke the Justice Department for secretly gathering the phone records of Associated Press journalists, calling on the department to promptly return the records and disclose all other pending subpoenas related to the news media.
May 14 2013, 4:39 PM ET
As three separate scandals – the IRS targeting the tea party, the Justice Department’s phone-records grab from the AP, and Benghazi – erupt simultaneously, congressional Republicans are hoping to fold them into a single narrative of an unaccountable and overreaching White House that cannot be trusted.
As Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., put it colorfully during a Fox News appearance, “This sounds like a president somewhat drunk on power.”
By Chris Megerian
May 13, 2013, 7:11 p.m.
California unions are increasing their opposition to any sale of the Los Angeles Times and other Tribune Co. newspapers to the Koch brothers, urging the City Council to oppose such a deal and planning a protest for Tuesday.
Government secretly probed AP phone records
By Richard A. Serrano, Washington Bureau
May 13, 2013, 9:33 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors secretly obtained telephone records from more than 20 lines belonging to the Associated Press and its journalists in an attempt to learn who leaked information on how the CIA thwarted an apparent terrorist plot hatched in Yemen.
By Patrick McGreevy and Chris Megerian
May 8, 2013, 8:21 p.m.
SACRAMENTO — California legislative leaders and 10 public employee unions announced opposition Wednesday to any sale of the Los Angeles Times and other Tribune Co. newspapers to a pair of wealthy brothers who fund conservative causes throughout the country.
By ADAM NAGOURNEY and CHRISTINE HAUGHNEY
Published: May 8, 2013 104 Comments
LOS ANGELES — An effort by two conservative billionaires to take over The Los Angeles Times and seven other newspapers is setting off a firestorm of opposition here. Public employee unions, the leaders of the State Legislature and liberal advocacy groups are moving to block the sale, denouncing it as a threat to public workers and Democratic Party issues.
By DYLAN BYERS
5/5/13 8:42 PM EDT
The Rush Limbaugh Program is considering ending its affiliation agreement with Cumulus Media at the end of this year, a move that would bring about one of the biggest shakeups in talk radio history, a source close to the show tells POLITICO.
By Kathleen Miles
Posted: 04/30/2013 7:03 am
At a Los Angeles Times in-house awards ceremony a week ago, columnist Steve Lopez addressed the elephant in the room.
Speaking to the entire staff, he said, “Raise your hand if you would quit if the paper was bought by Austin Beutner’s group.” No one raised their hands.
By William Cutting
Monday, April 22, 10:30 p.m.
You all are undoubtedly familiar with the Harris Poll/Harris Interactive polling company. They have been around for over 50 years I believe and conduct numerous well known polls. From presidential elections and other assorted public policy issues to the weekly college football poll every fall, they do it all.
By AMY CHOZICK
Published: April 20, 2013 325 Comments
Three years ago, Charles and David Koch, the billionaire industrialists and supporters of libertarian causes, held a seminar of like-minded, wealthy political donors at the St. Regis Resort in Aspen, Colo. They laid out a three-pronged, 10-year strategy to shift the country toward a smaller government with less regulation and taxes.
Posted by Scott Clement
March 27, 2013 at 4:27 pm
A growing number of Americans are not just dissatisfied, but angry at Washington after repeated standoffs over taxes and the deficit have pockmarked the start of President Obama’s second term.
“I’m mad as hell….”
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 – 09:30 a.m.
Did Press Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff get her chain jerked by newspapers editors over her initial column on the arrest of San Bernardino International Airport Developer Scot Spencer?
By Dan Walters
Published: Friday, Mar. 22, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
The conviction of five former officials of the small Southern California city of Bell on corruption charges this week is a victory for governmental integrity.
By BRIAN STELTER
Published: March 18, 2013
With shorter stories and scarce coverage of politics and government, local television newscasts in the United States, like local newspapers before them, are suffering from “shrinking pains,” according to the Pew Research Center.
By Jill Lawrence
Updated: January 27, 2013 | 12:48 p.m.
January 26, 2013 | 9:23 a.m.
The news that Sarah Palin will no longer be a paid contributor to Fox News puts an exclamation point on the end of an era, or at least a chapter, in U.S. political history. She could land somewhere else, and she still has her Facebook friends, but it’s hard to imagine she’ll find a more visible or influential platform than Fox.
November 27, 2012; 05:50 PM
Capping a long-running battle between open-space advocates and a local broadcaster, San Bernardino County supervisors voted Tuesday, Nov. 27, to allow a radio tower to be built near Wildwood Canyon Park in Oak Glen.
To read story by Imran Ghori in The Press Enterprise, click here.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 -11:45 a.m.
Undecided voters appear to now be laying down the gauntlet in the race to decide who will be the next President of the United States.
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney looks to be consolidating his lead over President Barack Obama in two highly-respected national polls.
Posted by Aaron Blake on October 19, 2012 at 3:03 pm
The presidential race appears to be getting closer just two and a half weeks before voters will cast the deciding ballots.
And more and more, political analysts are suggesting that it’s a very real possibility that nobody will win on Election Day — i.e. the Electoral College vote will wind up knotted at 269.
Saturday, October 20, 2012 – 10:15 a.m.
Here’s some news of interest flowing across the transom this weekend.
Unemployment claims rise sharply
First-time claims for unemployment benefits climbed sharply last week.
Monday, October 15, 2012 – 03:30 p.m.
The shock of the first Presidential Debate has apparently worn off.
Remember that debate where Republican Nominee Mitt Romney performed well and President Barack Obama didn’t show up.
Friday, September 28, 2012 – 06:00 p.m.
It’s becoming quite embarassing for the cable news networks these days.
FoxNews is continuing to build its viewership at the expense of CNN and MSNBC.
September 23, 2012
By DANIEL HALPER
Tonight, CBS aired a 60 Minutes interview with President Obama. But curiously enough, the news magazine show did not air a clip of Obama admitting to interviewer Steve Kroft that some of his campaign ads contain mistakes and that some even “go overboard.”
Official portrait of Barack Obama
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 – Noon
Fox News is set to hit the vast over-the-air Spanish language market August 13.
MundoFox will roll out to a nationwide market covering an estimated seventy-five percent of Spanish speaking television viewers.
Friday, July 27, 2012 – 12:45 p.m.
Sources are telling InlandPolitics.com The Sun newspaper is shuttering its North San Bernardino facilities and will relocate back to the city’s downtown.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 – 09:25 a.m.
InlandPolitics.com would like to thank New York Times Columnist Joe Nocera for a content link to our blog in his op-ed discussing San Bernardino County’s plan to use eminent domain in dealing with the deepening foreclosure crisis.
Mr. Nocera’s op-ed was published Tuesday in the print and online versions of the New York Times.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 – 05:30 p.m.
Dick Clark, a legend in the music industry, died Wednesday at age 82.
Clark wass most known for his career-making American Bandstand television show that, for decades, appeared in hundreds of thousands of American households every Saturday on ABC.
The program showcased many legendary performers.
Later on, Clark became a widely-watched figure each New Year’s Eve.
He will be greatly missed.
Monday, April 9, 2012 – 09:00 a.m.
A popular reporter for the Press-Enterprise has left for greener pastures, literally.
Duane Gang has departed the newspaper to work for the The Tennessean.
Mar 30, 2012 4:45 PM EDT
The storm over Rush Limbaugh hasn’t completely abated, but he appears to have weathered the worst.
While Limbaugh’s detractors are still pushing an advertising boycott, he has started speaking of the effort as a failure.
Saturday, March 24, 2012 – 09:55 a.m.
Is there really any point in cable news networks MSNBC or CNN when it comes to political dialogue?
Based on the most recent viewership numbers the answer is probably not.
By Dale Kasler
Published: Friday, Mar. 9, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 6B
Last Modified: Friday, Mar. 9, 2012 – 9:50 am
First it was Sleep Train Mattress Centers that spurned its longtime ally and business partner Rush Limbaugh.
Now Limbaugh is returning the favor – and the split between the Sacramento retailer and the controversial radio host appears to be permanent.
By Paul Farhi
Published: March 5
Rush Limbaugh offered more contrition Monday for his comments about a Georgetown law student, but the conservative radio talk-show host continued to lose advertisers as a result of outrage over his characterization of the woman as a “slut” and a “prostitute.”
Thursday, February 16, 2012 – 9:00 p.m.
In a clearly political overreaction, Clear Channel Communications has suspended KFI-AM 640 Los Angeles-based talk radio hosts John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou for their pointed, but honest, comments over the death of singer Whitney Houston and her long-term drug addiction.
By Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times
January 6, 2012
Four hours a day, five days a week, John and Ken swoop from substantive to sophomoric faster than you can change the station.
They are conservative, campaigning against what they deride as the “Illegal Alien Dream Act.”
They are liberal, hosting an in-depth conversation about income inequality with Occupy Los Angeles protesters.
By Joe Piasecki, Los Angeles Times
December 5, 2011
A Sacramento Superior Court judge has ruled that the California Assembly must disclose budget records of individual lawmakers, handing a victory to newspapers that filed a lawsuit accusing legislators of flouting the state’s open records laws.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 – 01:30 p.m.
The Sun / Inland Valley Daily Bulletin newspapers has convicted the four defendants in the case surrounding the $120 million Colonies settlement.
Sunday, November 13, 2011 – 12:15 a.m.
The reelection of San Bernardino City Attorney Jim Penman, as predicted, isn’t sitting well with local newspapers.
Newspapers who backed a block of candidates aligned with San Bernardino Mayor Pat Morris.
The Press-Enterprise was the first to express its displeasure with the election outcome by way of an anticipated editorial published Sunday morning.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 – 06:15 a.m.
Yep, you really gotta hand it to those newspaper editorial boards!
The oracles at the Sun and Press-Enterprise newspapers told voters to dump San Bernardino City Attorney Jim Penman and City Council Member Wendy McCammack.
Thursday, October 13, 2011 – 09:50 a.m.
Both San Bernardino City Attorney Jim Penman and City Council Member Wendy McCammack received a big leg up in their respective reelection bids this week.
They each did not receive the endorsement of The Sun editorial board.
10:00 PM PDT on Thursday, September 29, 2011
BY DAVID DANELSKI
A judge ruled Thursday that the San Bernardino County Employees Retirement Association must reimburse The Press-Enterprise for attorney fees incurred during a dispute over public pension records the agency sought to withhold.
The popular KFI radio hosts gave out the cellphone number of an immigrant rights activist, prompting hate-filled calls. Minority and immigrant rights groups say they will boycott advertisers if the show isn’t taken off the air.
By Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times
September 30, 2011
Long-time immigrant rights activist Jorge-Mario Cabrera is used to being called to task for his views. But when radio hosts John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou recently gave out his cellphone number on the air in a campaign against the California Dream Act, he found himself unprepared for the barrage of hate-filled phone calls that followed.
Created: 09/19/2011 04:03:42 PM PDT
A Page A1 story, “Raid spans I.E.,” on Sept. 16 contained an error. The nonprofit National Community Renaissance, or National CORE, was founded by Rancho Cucamonga developer Jeff Burum. He served as the nonprofit’s longtime chairman, but resigned in March 2010 and no longer is affiliated with the company.
Monday, September 19, 2011
By Ed Mendel
SANTA ROSA — The Sonoma County retirement board voted last week to release retiree names and their pension amounts, becoming the latest loser in seven separate superior court decisions since 2009 upheld by three different appeals courts.
By PE Politics
August 26, 2011 7:10 AM
Under pressure from Inland Rep. Darrell Issa, The New York Times this morning issued another correction to the unflattering front-page story the newspaper published last week about the wealthy lawmaker’s business dealings.
Friday, August 26, 2011 – 07:40 a.m.
When I read one of the stories in Friday’s edition of The Sun newspaper I had to roll my eyes.
One of the main stories in the paper thin publication was three democrat mayors endorsing a democrat tribal chairman for county supervisor.
By Michael J. Mishak, Los Angeles Times
August 7, 2011
Reporting from Sacramento—- A run-of-the-mill spat between two lawmakers has escalated into a referendum on government secrecy, exposing the lengths to which the Legislature will go to hide details about how it conducts the people’s business.
By Paul M. Mahoney
Posted: 08/04/2011 06:23:06 PM PDT
I live in Los Angeles County and am not involved as a participant in any way in the Colonies litigation.
This is in response to your editorial “Appalling portrait of leadership,” July 27. Usually, the newspaper maintains high journalistic integrity, but that editorial did not measure up. It is almost as if the newspaper, with that editorial and prior expos type articles about the Colonies settlement, is attempting to convict the defendants before there has been a trial.
AH Belo’s second-quarter losses widen amid less ad revenue, larger accounting charges
On Wednesday July 27, 2011, 7:08 pm EDT
DALLAS (AP) — Newspaper publisher A.H. Belo Corp.’s losses grew in the second quarter as a slump in advertising worsened.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 – 09:45 p.m.
The Editors and Publisher of the Riverside Press-Enterprise appear to be getting a little full of themselves these days.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 – 01:30 p.m.
Local newspaper circulation continues to dwindle these days and rumors of more job cuts at Los Angeles News Group publications has once again surfaced.
By Dale Kasler
Published: Friday, Jul. 22, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 6B
CalPERS threw its own pie at Rupert Murdoch this week.
As the hacking scandal intensified at Murdoch’s News Corp., the California pension fund took aim at the company’s two-tier stock structure.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 – 05:30 p.m.
So the rock-solid slam dunk case against San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor Neil Derry wasn’t so rock-solid after all.
Mary Bono Mack
By PE Politics
on July 19, 2011 7:33 AM
As the News Corp. phone hacking scandal unfolds in the United Kingdom, Inland Rep. Mary Bono Mack is asking industry groups if the same thing could happen in the United States.
Thursday, July 14, 2011 – 11:30 a.m.
The following is a list of recipients of San Bernardino County retirees receiving annual pension payments in the amount of $150,000 and greater.
10:00 PM PDT on Monday, July 11, 2011
San Bernardino County public pension managers wasted time and taxpayer money fighting The Press-Enterprise’s request for the names, annual pension amounts, job titles and government departments of top-paid retirees.
Monday, May 23, 2011 – 11:40 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 – 09:45 a.m.
You can really tell when Mike Brossart has a problem these days.
Mr. Brossart is the Opinion/Editorial Page editor for The Sun and Inland Valley Daily Bulletin newspapers.
Sunday, May 15, 2011 – 05:30 a.m.
If the San Bernardino County Employees Retirement Association (SBCERA) was considering appealing last weeks decision by a superior court judge that sided with the Press-Enterprise newspaper in seeking the release of retiree pension data, it had better think again.
Sunday, May 8, 2011 – 10:30 a.m.
A story, published Saturday, regarding San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman James Ramos’ press conference to announce his candidacy to run against Third District Supervisor has disappeared.
10:00 PM PDT on Friday, May 6, 2011
By IMRAN GHORI
The San Bernardino County retirement board must publicly disclose the pension records of county retirees, a Superior Court judge ruled Friday.
Ken Chiampou and John Kobylt
They don’t hold office, but they do have power over budget negotiations. The notion of compromise is not in their playbook.
By Anthony York and Shane Goldmacher, Los Angeles Times
March 13, 2011
Reporting from Sacramento and Los Angeles
It’s drive-time in Los Angeles, and that means radio hosts John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou are riffing about state politicians.
Within a matter of moments, they refer to various lawmakers as “traitorous pigs,” “con artist” and “Republican dirt bag.” They use gruesome sound effects to suggest the mounting of one legislator’s head on a stake — his entry into the duo’s hall of shame.
Friday, February 18, 2011 – 08:20 a.m.
A San Bernardino County Superior Court Judge, on Wednesday, denied a motion for stay of proceedings filed by the San Bernardino County Employees Retirement Association (SBCERA) over the release of pension information on county retirees.
Sunday, February 13, 2011 – 10:00 a.m.
Three local newspapers appear to be under intense budget pressure, with their respective reporters and staff being the people deeply affected.
A situation most likely a symptom of a continued nationwide drop in print circulation, courtesy of the Internet and electronic age.
As part of the deal, Arianna Huffington will oversee a new AOL division responsible for bringing together all editorial content from both companies.
By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
February 7, 2011
In a bid to make itself relevant again, struggling Internet pioneer AOL Inc. announced late Sunday that it would buy the Huffington Post, the well-known news and opinion site, for $315 million in cash and stock.
By JEREMY W. PETERS
Published: January 29, 2011
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Tim Pawlenty, the former Minnesota governor who is flirting with a bid for president, has none of the usual campaign accoutrements. No tour bus, campaign manager or yard signs. Few Americans, in fact, even know his name.
What Mr. Pawlenty does have is a beat reporter from Politico chronicling every utterance and movement of his noncampaign: a 25-year-old named Kendra Marr, who followed him through subzero temperatures last week equipped with a salt-coated Chevrolet Malibu rental, a laptop and a hand-held video camera.
Halt to federal funding could doom KVCR-TV
James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/06/2010 03:35:12 AM PST
It was National Public Radio that angered Republicans this fall, but it could be local public television stations that feel conservatives’ wrath.
Since public radio giant NPR fired commentator Juan Williams in October, more and more Republican lawmakers — including Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Redlands — have called for cutting off federal funding for public broadcasting. If they manage to do that, San Bernardino County’s local public radio station would probably get by, but the local public television station would likely be in trouble.
District Attorney Mike Ramos
Sunday, December 5, 2010 – 01:30 p.m.
Last week another round of perjury for San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos.
Last week another list of excuses and deflections by his biggest defender.
Sunday, October 24, 2010 – 11:30 a.m.
Last Updated: October 24, 2010 – 03:30 p.m.
This weekend we were all treated to another LA Times/USC poll.
However, instead of being disgusted, I rolled on the floor laughing.
Sunday, October 24, 2010 – 10:50 a.m.
Talk about an independent expenditure with a life of its own.
A series of negative mail pieces sent by the San Francisco-based “Citizens Against Corruption Opposing Rutherford for Supervisor 2010″ took on a life of their own over the past ten days or so.
Thursday, October 21, 2010 – 01:15 p.m.
The final day in the trial of former San Bernardino County Assessor employee and Rancho Cucamonga city councilman Rex Gutierrez had some interesting events of note.
Gutierrez is charged with three felony counts related to alleged time card fraud during his employment under former Assessor Bill Postmus.
Monday, October 18, 2010 – 09:45 a.m.
Well, it didn’t take long for three of the four local newspapers to relapse into their old ways.
Saturdays reporting of events transpiring in the preliminary hearing of former San Bernardino County Assessor Bill Postmus and Taxpayer Advocate Gregory Eyler once again begged a question.
The question? Were the reporters even in the room?
Jurors find Pryke defamed former Sheriff’s wife
October 06, 2010 3:44 PM
SAN BERNARDINO • A jury has determined that the publisher of a local weekly is responsible for publishing false articles about former San Bernardino County Sheriff Gary Penrod’s wife and awarded her $332,500 in damages.
Raymond Pryke published articles in the Hesperia Resorter, Apple Valley News and Adelanto Bulletin in 1999, claiming that Nancy Bohl had leaked confidential patient-client information to her then-boyfriend Penrod. Bohl is a psychologist and owns The Counseling Team, a firm that provides crisis intervention services to Sheriff’s deputies.
Ramos with Attorney General Jerry Brown
Posted by Administrator – September 26, 2010 at 10:48 AM
Today’s article by Joe Nelson of the Sun is almost amusing to those of us who have been close to San Bernardino County’s “biggest corruption scandal in the county’s history.” Joe has finally figured out what we have been telling him for a year or so now. Yes, D-Day is nearing and it ain’t gonna be pretty.
The local media has not missed a beat in the years-long corruption scandal. There has been nary a day without a headline or two referencing some aspect of the ongoing investigation, arrests, and prosecution.
Monday, August 30, 2010 – 4:50 pm
I just read a story published this afternoon on The Sun newspaper website that I’m sure will appear in Tuesday’s edition.
The story is regarding a settlement with recently appointed Assistant Auditor-Controller-Recorder Matt Brown, former chief of staff to San Bernardino County supervisor Paul Biane. Brown filed a complaint with county officials that he was subject to a hostile work environment due to his cooperation with a county corruption probe.
By Amy Gardner
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, August 27, 2010; 3:09 PM
Glenn Beck has billed his “Restoring Honor” rally at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday in part as an opportunity to focus attention on those who have served in the military.
Specifically, Beck has joined forces with a small, Tampa-based nonprofit called the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which he said will benefit from all proceeds of the event. He is encouraging his supporters to donate to the foundation.
A.J. Duffy objects to the paper’s analysis of the effectiveness of more than 6,000 elementary school teachers.
By Jason Song and Jason Felch, Los Angeles Times
August 15, 2010
The Los Angeles teachers union president said Sunday he was organizing a “massive boycott” of The Times after the newspaper began publishing a series of articles that uses student test scores to estimate the effectiveness of district teachers.