If anyone has less respect for Orange County residents than our DA, it's the crew over at the Times. Nowhere does Hanley raise two key pieces of contradictory information:
•In January, the born-again DA fired Lyle Wilson for investigating one of Rackauckas' mob-suspect pals.
•The DA has still failed to discipline Don Blankenship—his hard-drinking organized-crime division chief. Last December, the California attorney general's office revealed that Blankenship lied for his boss when asked directly whether Rackauckas had presented a mob suspect with the gift that keeps on giving: a Glock handgun.
FOX NEWS IMBALANCE On Feb. 15, Fox network boss Rupert Murdoch announced his support of President George W. Bush's Iraq war effort. That same day, angling for a raise, Fox News weekend anchor Mike Jerrick said he was "hesitant" to show footage of worldwide anti-war protests because he did not want to give viewers the "wrong impression" that a majority of people want peace.