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Posts Tagged ‘Mayor Sam’

Mirthala Salinas on Leave, Telemundo To Investigate/Did Villaraigosa Fly Her?

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Mirthala Salinas, the Telemundo newscaster and power-dater, has been placed on leave, pending an internal investigation.

What’s to investigate? Is there a shortage of Journalism 101 textbooks?

Telemundo has her statement that Babelfish renders as

I am going to cooperate with the station and esteem its commitment to carry out a complete revision of this situation. I trust that when all the aspects are analyzed, it will be clear that I behaved appropriately.

Salinas might want to give former FOX sports reporter Carolyn Hughes a call.

Mickey Kaus sees ratings gold for a Salinas special. Is Jessica Alba available?

The LA Times sends Sam Quinones and Maria La Ganga to Boyle Heights to get the locals’ reax.

Daniel Guss points out the changes at the official website–photos of the wife and kids replaced by Bill Clinton and Magic Johnson–sends the wrong message.

Mayor Sam–not to be held up by verification–speculates about another girl friend, and Salinas’ previous married boyfriends.

In the meanwhile, here’s a brain-teaser.

Remember when Villaraigosa went to Rosa Parks’ funeral, on the Ameriquest corporate jet?

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Luke Ford Scoops the LA Times, Daily News, but not Telemundo: Villaraigosa Admits to Affair with Mirthala Salinas

Luke Ford was right all along. The Mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa announced that he was, indeed, in a relationship with Telemundo anchor Mirthala Salinas. She even reported on the mayor’s separation from his wife (scroll down to the third video, above.) Talk about getting close to a news source!

And here’s the best part: Telemundo management knew about the relationship–the station moved Salinas off the beat nearly a year ago. David Zahnizer, in the LA Weekly, writes:

Salinas made her biggest splash last year when, camera operator in tow, she got a rare peek at the stash of toilet brushes sent to Villaraigosa after he delivered his famous “We clean your toilets” speech to a crowd of immigrants.

FBLA thinks Villaraigosa probably has no chance of being Hillary Clinton’s running mate. The LA Times helpfully points out politicans who’ve recovered from scandals, like Gary Hart. Oops!

The Daily News traces the evolution of the story.

Mayor Sam is gloating.

ERS News
knows a lot about Ms. Salinas.

Matt Szabo, sadly no longer blogging, gave the mayor some good advice: Keep your nose clean. And show up. Everywhere. Well, he took part of it.

Tabloid Baby takes the tabloid angle, naturally.

Independent Sources has some great shots of the mayor and his ladies.

Looks like that PR trick of breaking bad news right before a holiday just doesn’t work anymore.