In The Nation, Jon Wiener, the UCI prof and John Lennon expert, bewails the new era or rather the passing of the old era at the LA Weekly. He has reinforcements from Tim Rutten, Kevin Roderick, and Harold Meyerson, and to summarize: it’s all Jill Stewart’s fault.
Wiener emailed Jill Stewart a pretty general question in March:
My basic question: the departure of Harold and your arrival seem to signal a major political shift in the paper. Is this correct?
And Stewart replied: