The Los Angeles Times on Tuesday published a lengthy piece about outgoing Councilmember Lindsey Horvath’s head-scratching removal of WeHo from her campaign website. The story has little new to offer readers of The Acorn and WEHOville, who have already reported on the controversy.
The Times story — a puff piece disguised as an exposé — fails to mention the glaring conflict of interest the newspaper has with Horvath.
The Times is owned by billionaire mogul Patrick Soon-Shiong. His daughter is Nika Soon-Shiong, the Public Safety Commissioner who came up with the idea of defunding the sheriff. Nika was appointed to the Commission by her friend Lindsey Horvath — who coincidentally (?) received the endorsement of the Los Angeles Times Editorial Board.
Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, whom Horvath is running to replace, warned supporters in an email blast last week that the Times was looking into the story — but that she would “set them straight.”
Kuehl was apparently unsuccessful.