Aides to big-city mayors can be a lot more frank about the media once the mayor they serve has left office.

Mayor Jerry Sanders vacated his post December 3, 2012. Last night, at an event sponsored by San Diego’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, his former aide Darren Pudgil cheekily summed up the current local media landscape:

“There’s a wide spectrum. You have U-T San Diego, which is now kind of right of Reagan, and then you have San Diego CityBeat which … has been left of Lenin.”

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