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Posts Tagged ‘Roger Scott’

Kevin Roderick Vs. Eric Longabardi: Two People You Don’t Want to See in a Bikini Mud Wrestling Match

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We’re not sure what bloggers Kevin Roderick and Eric Longabardi have against each other, but we know they won’t be sharing a toothbrush any time soon.

Longabardi, over at ERSNews.com, reports that K-Rod is grossly exaggerating his claims to two staff-awarded L.A. Times Pulitzers.

For his part, L.A. Observed‘s Roderick periodically dismisses the longtime journo as a guy with a grudge.

Seeing how Mike Phelps is momentarily not on television right now we thought we’d check in with these two L.A. blogger types and find out, you know, what gives.

First we asked Roderick to comment on ERS’s piece:

Thanks for asking. Hadn’t seen that. Wow, Eric Longabardi really holds a grudge. He’s been mad for a year that I don’t link to his blog — I’ve told him privately, in response to numerous beseeching (and insulting) emails, that I don’t trust his reporting. This is another example of why.

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ERSNews.com Flips LAT The Bird

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ERSNews.com mocks the LAT for its handling of the affair between Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Telemundo reporter Mirthala Salinas, taunting the paper of record for continuing to “to bring up the rear in reporting on this story.”

The fellas at ERS are making a name for themselves with this story, and they know it:

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Investigative Reporting Site Launches

longabardi.jpgLA-based independent producer and investigative journo Eric Longabardi and Peabody Award-winning TV vet Roger Scott launched an online investigative reporting site Tuesday — because a pig flight school would have been too lucrative.

ERSNews.com has a terrible name, and a not-so-catchy motto: “It’s news: exclusive and original.” But we welcome any online journalistic innovation that doesn’t involve Britney Spears, so we wish them well.

Why an online news source? Here’s one guess: Investigative reporter Longabardi seems to have long ago given up on Old Media.

Here’s to the brave, new world.

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