Last week, I made my case as to why I think new-ish Orange County Register owner Aaron Kushner is the Stuart Smalley of print media. I received pushback on that idea by KCRW-FM 89.9 host Steve Chiotakis, who's much more mature and reasoned than I. But I shot back that I wasn't the only one with such a dim view of Kushner, who made waves after he told his newsroom that he didn't believe in "afflicting the comfortable," remarks that more than a few Reg scribes have lamely tried to defend as a reminder to tell stories truthfully. Um, DUH.
And I'll reiterate what I said before and I'll always say--good for Kushner for hiring up, instead of slashing like nearly every other news organization in America. But when you start mouthing platitudes in journalism, something's fishy on Grand Avenue...
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