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LAT in 90 Seconds

31551851.jpgA Freudian Typo: Likely the LAT will have fixed this by the time you click over to this link, but in its first pass at a story about Rupert Murdoch’s successful bid to buy Dow Jones, reporter Walter Hamilton writes: “Rupert Murdoch appeared to have succeeded in his mothlong quest to take over Dow Jones & Co., the Journal’s parent company.” We know Hamilton meant “monthlong,” but “mothlong” is somehow a more appropriate term for Murdoch, a man attracted to the shiny light of an iconic company — and one who will inevitably bite tiny holes in the very fabric of journalist integrity that the WSJ once enjoyed.

31552089.jpgState Dept. Deploys The Funk: In one of the weirdest pairings we’ve ever heard of, the U.S. State Department is bankrolling a Middle Eastern tour by Ozomatli, in hopes that the Latin-infused peaceniks can help improve America’s standing in the world.

31558929.jpgYesterday’s News: We knew we should have put cash money on Scriptland leading this week with news from Comic-Con, the comic book convention that ended on Sunday. Admittedly, we don’t understand Scriptland, but we do understand a newspaper’s need to be first.

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LAT in 90 Seconds

helltopay.jpgHell To Pay: Costa Mesa evangelist Chuck Smith, founded a Christian radio empire. But he’s about to give it all up to the “devil.”

beyonceill.jpgHep Party Caterer Infected With Hep-A: Beyonce, Sports Illustrated models and other beautiful people are at risk for infection with hepatitis A after a Wolfgang Puck Catering prep cook was diagnosed with the disease. Good thing none of those people eat.

winningscreenwriter.jpgJay Hearts Screenwriter: In his Scriptland column, Jay A. Fernandez calls the Oscars a triumph for screenwriters, saying “the ceremony was arguably the most screenwriter-friendly in modern history and, hopefully, a sign that their part in this great and glorious distraction is beginning to get its due recognition.” We’re sorry, Jay, we were distracted by Jennifer Hudson’s jacket. Did you say something?