Whenever I lecture about journalism, whether to senior-citizens groups or college students, I always tell them that the mission of the OC Weekly is an old journalism adage attributed to Finley Peter Dunne, author of ¡Ask a Mexican! godfather Mr. Dooley: We comfort the afflicted, and we afflict the ... More >>
If the image at extreme right makes you laugh, your mental health is better than mine, and perhaps being so darn well-adjusted means you don't need the constant reality check required by Mr. Bib in the form of journalism, essays, memoir, fiction and nonfiction, cartoons and jokes and commentaries, r ... More >>
The headline for this story should actually be "Mr. Racist Goes to Washington." William Johnson, the head of the convict-laden American Third Position Party and a man who first made headlines in the 1980s for proposing an amendment that would deport all non-whites from the United States, recently ... More >>
Orange County's most prominent conservative commentator is losing it. Earlier today, he urged listeners to vote for Al Franken, the celebrity challenger to Baby Hughie's longtime man-crush, Minnesota senator Norm Coleman. Hughie quickly corrected himself, but still.
But the strangest slip happened ... More >>
Wonder how the KTLA weather team would have handled this story: according to a civil suit filed in Vista, a woman claims she was fired on the spot after her Irvine employer saw an Air America progressive radio bumper sticker on her car.
The woman who was fired is the one bringing the suit, in case ... More >>
As I hit the publish key on that last item, Al Franken's voice mysteriously filled the room. No, we didn't succumb to his wily charms and wind up in bed with him again (although if we had a nickle...). No, we hadn't even been paying attention when the remade The Manchurian Candidate came on the tele ... More >>