D.C. Declares Laughable ‘Transit Revolution’ in Los Angeles While Metro Hacks Bus System – Los Angeles – News – The Informer

Posted: September 21, 2012 in Uncategorized

‘Tis the season for local and national politicians to co-opt the media into singing their praises. November 6 is right around the corner — and one positive article by a respected journalist is the (free!) equivalent of 100,000 campaign mailers.

But because L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the president’s longtime Latino pet, has burned through all his shills here at home, he now relies on D.C. journalists to spot his political ambitions. And boy, are they delivering:

The New York Times has been his No. 1 fan these last few months, trailed closely by Yahoo News.

Then, earlier this week, Slate’s Democratic political reporter Matthew Yglesias gave the Los Angeles mayor and his proposed Measure J transportation tax the slobberiest cross-country blow job to date.

The piece has since blown up on Reddit, and has been shared on Facebook over 3,500 times. Read it here: “L.A.’s Transit Revolution: How a ballot initiative, a visionary mayor, and a quest for growth are turning Los Angeles into America’s next great mass-transit city.”

via D.C. Declares Laughable ‘Transit Revolution’ in Los Angeles While Metro Hacks Bus System – Los Angeles – News – The Informer.

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