HOW HILARIOUS! When he has his own radio show, using F.C.C. airwaves, Kevin James attacked (then L.A. mayoral candidate) Austin Beutner, relentlessly on air, for NO good reason, for MONTHS and MONTHS. I (Zuma Dogg) could NOT figure out WHY, other than jealousy on Kevin's part. THEN, Kevin announced on the F.C.C. airwaves, that he was running for Mayor, too, months later. And, after the election, of which Kevin James was a candidate; he totally flipped/took at $140,000 job at City Hall -- and became biggest defender of EVERYTHING he once EXPOSED. So, it was announced, today, that Austin Beutner becomes publisher of L.A. Times, and the truth comes out about Kevin James. (Hi, Lydia Grant, you naive silly-heart.) Today's LA Times article, exposing James for the human douchebag that he always was. (READ)
KEVIN THINKS ZUMA DOGG IS AMAZING, THOUGH! WHAT A TRIBUTE! IF ONLY KEVIN COULD HAVE HAD THE HEART/CHARACTER/UPBRINGING OF ZUMA DOGG!?:
"It would be nice to have someone with the heroism of Zuma Dogg in office." - KEVIN JAMES/Head of L.A. Board of Public Works. ($140,000 a year salary. He called for City Council to cut theirs in half at $165,000 to be ENTIRE FULL TIME COUNCILMEMBER! Kevin, wanna give half your salary back to the general fund, Champ?)
TALK RADIO TALKS ABOUT #ZumaDogg: L.A. Talk Radio Host Kevin James (now President/L.A. City Board of Public Works), "gives credit to Zuma Dogg, where credit is due."
AND NOW, SAME DAY/SAME ISSUE: BEUTNER BECOMES PUBLISHER OF LOSS ANGELES TIMES:
Beutner, 54, who served as first deputy mayor of Los Angeles for more than a year and briefly explored a run for mayor himself, succeeds Eddy W. Hartenstein as Times publisher. Hartenstein said that he recommended Beutner for the position and that the board of Tribune Publishing Co., The Times’ new corporate parent, approved the appointment last week. “I wanted to find someone who was clearly steeped and invested in the city, and who has the same belief that I do, which is that a democracy doesn’t work without a vibrant Fourth Estate,” said Hartenstein, who was publisher for six years. In an interview Sunday, Beutner described himself as “a news junkie” who has read The Times regularly since he moved to Southern California in 2000.
“I start my morning with a bowl of cereal and the newspaper laid out on the table in front of me,” he said.
Beutner assumes the job at a time when newspaper companies are battling declines in print advertising revenue and trying to find renewed prosperity on the Web. The Times, like other major newspapers, has a large and growing digital readership, but most of its revenue comes from the print newspaper. Beutner said The Times must explore new revenue streams but did not provide specific ideas.
“I come to listen, learn and work with a lot of the talented folks who are there,” he said. “I don’t have preconceived notions. I know we’ll continue to be faced with hard choices.” Noting that he reads The Times on his smartphone or on a tablet as well as in print, Beutner said digital technologies offer “real business opportunities for us.”
He added: “It’s an organization that has to change in order to prosper. If they’re looking for a caretaker, they picked the wrong guy.”
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