Weekend Open Thread: LA Times, Hire Rob Rogers!

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Longtime Pittsburgh Post-Gazette cartoonist Rob Rogers was fired for this Trump cartoon and a few others.

Hey, LA Times, and it’s new ownership!  One of the best cartoonists in the country, with a sensibility very much in tune with Greater LA, was just fired from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for submitting a half-dozen cartoons that were more critical of Trump, Roseanne, and others than that skittish newspaper wanted.

His name is Rob Rogers.  You can read about him on snooes.com.  Snap him up.

You want to make a mark at this moment of taking over the West Coast’s “paper of record” — and this chance just fell into your lap.  Don’t think twice: show your dedication to a free press and pounce on it!

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This is your Weekend Open Thread. Talk about that, or anything else you’d like, within reasonable bounds of decency and discretion.

About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose worker's rights and government accountability attorney, residing in northwest Brea. General Counsel of CATER, the Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility, a non-partisan group of people sick of local corruption. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 when his anti-corruption and pro-consumer work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, who then worked with the lawless and power-mad DPOC Chair to eliminate his internal oversight. Occasionally runs for office to challenge some nasty incumbent who would otherwise run unopposed. (Someday he might pick a fight with the intent to win rather than just dent someone. You'll know it when you see it.) He got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012 and in 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002. None of his pre-putsch writings ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level, nor do they now. A family member co-owns a business offering campaign treasurer services to Democratic candidates and the odd independent. He is very proud of her. He doesn't directly profit from her work and it doesn't affect his coverage. (He does not always favor her clients, though she might hesitate to take one that he truly hated.) He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)