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Posts Tagged ‘Mark Lacter’

Why Is a White Nationalist Writing for MarketWatch?

LA Observed’s Mark Lacter asks a good question: What exactly is Peter Brimelow, editor of the white nationalist site VDare, doing writing for the Dow Jones-owned financial site MarketWatch? The issue arose after Brimelow was invited to speak at the most recent CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) gathering in DC. The increased attention drove both Lacter and Business Insider to question Dow Jones about its relationship with Brimelow (who, incidentally, was born in England, has an accent, and seems to find no irony in his anti-immigrant leanings). Neither heard back.

Brimelow was the editor of Forbes for a number of years. So it’s not like he appeared at MarketWach out of the blue from a Minuteman rally. Still, think how many journalists lost their jobs for just expressing an overt opinion on Occupy Wall Street. No way someone with such open prejudices should be anywhere near an outfit run by an entity as mainstream as Dow Jones.

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Curbed LA Catches Los Angeles Magazine in One Giant Correction

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Neal Broverman at CurbedLA breaks it down:

Oh, you’re a fickle one, Los Angeles magazine. It was just last June that you featured Downtown as your cover model, proclaiming: “The City Has a Booming Center Again.” Seven months later, that renaissance-in-progress is now imperiled by the economy, writes Mark Lacter in the latest issue of Los Angeles. Lacter writes that “development has hit a wall” and once LA Live is done, “construction cranes will be a rare sight for at least several years.”

Let’s get this straight: Los Angeles Magazine is prone to short-sighted, dramatic and hyperbolic statements that end up being far from reality?

How very LA of them.