Friday, June 03, 2011

Add Lopez To The Mix

MICKADEIT'S TAKE ON COSTA MESA MEDIA COVERAGE
I'm sure many of your read Orange County Register columnist Frank Mickadeit's column on Wednesday, June 1st, HERE, in which he commented on the media firestorm that has overtaken Costa Mesa in recent months. Of course, he's played his own part in throwing fuel on that fire, but that's his job.

STEVE LOPEZ HOPS ABOARD
Well, here's an assignment for you. On Sunday find a copy of the Los Angeles Times and l
ook for their uber-columnist, Steve Lopez' byline. He's jumping onto the bus with a special column on Costa Mesa, too! Over the past couple days he's made the rounds in our city, talking with the movers and shakers - and the moved and shaken, too. I include myself in that latter group.

HE OF "THE SOLOIST' FAME
Most of you know of Lopez, if for no other reason than he was played by Robert Downey, Jr., in "The Soloist", a hit movie made from his Los Angeles Times series on homeless musician Nathaniel Anthony Ayers, (portrayed by Jamie Fox in the film). You can see the "60 Minutes" clip with host Morley Safer about that story HERE.



WITH TREPIDATION, LOOKING FORWARD TO IT

Personally, I'm eager to see just what Lopez comes up with that has not already been
said dozens of times over the past six months. He's a terrific writer, but there's always some trepidation when ANY journalist gets his hooks into you because the danger of a mis-quotation is always a very real possibility. So, while I'm away at the wedding this weekend your assignment is to find Lopez' column - it's probably going to be posted online late Saturday night - and report back.

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5 Comments:

Anonymous Brad Shefmire said...

can't wait....

6/03/2011 06:12:00 PM  
Blogger Flo Martin said...

is a huge Lopez fan! Me, too...can't wait.

6/04/2011 10:41:00 AM  
Blogger Gericault said...

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-lopez-costamesa-20110605,0,863526.column

Funny thing about this article......every single Costa Mesan interviewed is a highly respected REPUBLICAN.

There was a time when we all did what was best for this city, regardless of politics. Sadly, we've gone into the twilight zone.

6/04/2011 09:50:00 PM  
Anonymous mike m said...

I'm a big fan, but his column didn't shed any new light. Comments are great - a bunch of out of towners with no skin in the game making the same arguments we've heard over and over, ad nauseum.

6/05/2011 06:16:00 AM  
Anonymous unionquiltersforleece said...

pretty one sided. quotes from genis, ridge, etc. where were egan, leffler, and brenneman? that would have taken care of getting quotes from the whole group except nick b. oh well, it will get his mind off of repealing prop 13, money he wants so we can give even more pay /benefits to unions. all in all, very intellectually dishonest and limited to one side but sandy can giggle and say she was quoted in paper. aw garsh (add applause)

6/05/2011 12:20:00 PM  

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