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LAT In 90 Seconds

42117237-04013713.jpgYes, Yes and Yes: We love Robin Abcarian so much that we’d put out without her having to wine and dine us. Yet time and again, she generously gives us gems. This morning’s story about John McCain is pack full of them: “Look,” said Salter, sounding exasperated, “Bush hugged him. What should McCain have done — taken out a gun and shot him?”

fdsafadsfeeee.jpgMedia = Bad For Democracy: Either that, or James Rainey is cranky: “In a more perfect nation, we wouldn’t rely on mags that live for Brangelina and ‘They’re just like us’ features to set the course for democracy.”

42092771.jpgUm, Jim. Do You Read Your Own Paper? Seriously? Do you?

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