Gordon Dillow

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2012

    David Whiting's Bootlicking Tongue Polishes His Orange County Register

    What can you say about the Orange County Grand Jury?When its members reach down to straighten out wrinkles in their socks they discover they aren't wearing any.At bedtime, their teeth and their mouths don't share the same room.In case you haven't heard, the grand jury is historically comprised of go ... More >>

  • News

    November 3, 2011

    David Whiting: The Register's New Bootlicker

    [Moxley Confidential] Gordon Dillow may have left the building, but his cop-loving spirit lives on

  • News

    February 26, 2009
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    November 14, 2008

    This Week in the OC Weekly

    In "The Reformer" Matt Coker educates us about longtime OC GOP legislator Ross Johnson finding a new life as a campaign-finance watchdog in Sacramento. R. Scott Moxley explains the reason behind Mike Carona's smile in "The Crooked Sheriff Chuckled". And Matt Coker dictates departing OC Register c ... More >>

  • News

    November 13, 2008
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    October 31, 2008

    OC Register to Lay Off 110, Including 30 in Newsroom

    *Bumped to the top, with new info as it comes on the bottom... The following letter from Register publisher Terry Horne landed in my junk folder this morning, right about the time it apparently reached LAObserved. Not a whole lot to add to this, except our wishes that all this self-destructive madn ... More >>

  • Food

    October 16, 2008
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    May 7, 2008

    Bootlicker Helps OC's Most Persecuted Minority Fight Racism

    I'm not even going to try mimic Moxley's harlequin prose whenever he bothers with Orange County Register columnist Gordon Dillow, so here's the straight dope: Today, Bootlicker writes about Joe Labarrere of Brea, who visited Fresca's in the city and was offended that the mildest hot sauce was labele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2008

    OC Register Laying off Five Percent of Workforce

    It's never fun being right about this kind of thing, but apparently the OC Register is laying off 80 to 90 employees, according to a post today on the newspaper's website. Here's about half of the post (it's really short): "... [Publisher Terry] Horne cited Orange County’s sluggish economy, es ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2008

    Bootlicker Sees Visions in Jail Culture Report

    Clutching a package of velvet lace to his chest, Bootlicker elbowed by an elderly lady to get first in the checkout line at Michaels arts and crafts shop. Time was of the essence. Thirty minutes earlier, the Orange County District Attorney’s office had released its “Investigative Report” on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2008

    The Reg-O-Meter©—Week Ending April 5

    SUNDAY, MARCH 30 •Gordon Dillow totally calls us out in his column. The graph in question, with translations: “And then there were the blog comments from a certain Orange County ‘alternative’ weekly newspaper . . .” [Translation: OC Weekly, though if I have to actually say/write their nam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2008

    What You Missed Over The Weekend Part XV

    On Friday night, Dave Segal watched London duo, Black Ghosts, put on one of the better hipster-dance live shows he's seen in a while. Saying, "It was kind of like a combination of Daft Punk and Chemical Brothers, full of aggressive beats, filthy synth textures and sing-along tunes." Saturday found ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2008

    Register Bootlicker Returns for Special Easter Sermon!

    Squeezing a gun with both hands sent sensations racing down his spine to a semi-firm, half-inch point between his legs. Gordon Dillow (pictured, for illustration purposes, on his knees with the steel collar around his neck) wanted to moan--purr, really--like he did in the privacy of his home. But he ... More >>

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    March 15, 2008
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    March 8, 2008
  • Features

    October 25, 2007

    OC's Scariest People

    Our Congressional delegation tops this year’s list of 33 villains (31 for October, plus two more to get to the Dia de los Muertos, ese)

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    October 11, 2007
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    September 25, 2007

    Gordon Dillow Betrays Our Precious Bodily Fluids

    Gordon Dillow is best known as the barely readable OC Register columnist and professional boot-licker who's never seen an officer-involved shooting or excessive use of taser on an unarmed suspect he didn't like. But did you know Dillow isn't just a tool of law enforcement--he's also a stooge of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2007

    Wednesday's Headlines & Surprises: Bootlicker on Tasers

    Welcome to the Real IC: We should change the name of this place to Irony County. Latest reason? Peggy Lowe, a sleuth at the Register, reports today that during the very same meeting that the Orange County Board of Supervisors talked about slicing into generous pensions for sheriff’s deputies they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2007

    Crazy Register letter of the day!

    "Regarding your story on Loraine Barr: Why feature her ['She's out of the closet at 88," Front Page, Sept. 2]? So what that she came out of the closet after so many years? Her story is not compelling..." [blah-blah-bluh-blah-bluh, then we cut to...] "I'm sure there are an abundance of fabulous sto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2007

    Gordo and Harald Sitting in a Tree...

    My colleague R. Scott Moxley loves to paint an aura of homoeroticism around Orange County Register columnist Gordon Dillow whenever the crank writes about men in uniform, but the Dillow-nator (as former Weekly managing editor Matt Coker loved to call him) also has a hard-on for Know Nothings. Yet no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2007

    Friday's Headlines & Surprises: Stale Marijuana?

    Doesn't marijuana go stale? I dunno, but Jim Spray, 51, and Felix Cha (the person, not the tea), 22, want the government to return the pot police officers confiscated two years ago, according to Christine Hanley at the Times. Lawyers for both men told the Santa Ana-based Court of Appeal yesterday th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2007

    Wednesday's Headlines & Surprises: Bootlicker is back!

    Tinker Bell Plot: Reporter Dave McKibben visits the turf war in Anaheim and discovers “The Disney-supported initiative, which supporters say has gathered enough signatures for the ballot, seeks to bar new housing in the resort district unless voters approve it. [But the] measure wouldn't require v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2007

    Sunday's Headlines & Surprises: iPhone Thumb Surgery?

    Picking themselves up with your bootstraps: The lobbyists at the Orange County Tourism Council believe they are entitled yet again to a public handout. And, once again, they're going to get it without even a minute of public debate. The board of supervisors placed on its Tuesday consent calender a $ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2007

    Sunday's Headlines & Surprises

    'Biggest racist ever' back on Anaheim school board: Last week, the Anaheim Union School District appointed Harald Martin to an open board seat created by the death of Denise Mansfield-Reinking. I managed to obtain the board's top-secret qualifications checklist for Martin: Racist, check. Uneducated ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2007

    Wednesday's Headlines & Surprises: An OC Blog Coward

    What did the OC billionaire do when the wife was away? Computer-chip magnate Henry T. Nicholas III won big in a 1998 public stock offering for his Broadcom Corp., and to celebrate, he built an extravagant $30 million underground “personal brothel” at his Laguna Hills estate. That's according to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2007

    Wednesday's Headlines & Surprises

    Build It & Hope They Come: The Register reports that Irvine has approved a 5-mile, $280 million street car/bus plan that will link the future Great Park to the Irvine Spectrum and a train station by 2012. City officials, untrustworthy in the past, claim that each day 5,000 people will abandon their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2007

    Sunday's Headlines & Surprises

    “Luckiest Day of the Century!”: Jumped out of bed this morning, rushed to the online Vegas papers and expected to read all about our nation's newest millionaires who cashed in on 7-7-07. There was not one big winner story in either local daily. Instead, I read about likely casinos profits from ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 30, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    Nov. 22 - Nov. 28

  • Columns

    January 27, 2005

    Silly Slappy!

    Bribe Us for Kicks!

  • Columns

    October 28, 2004
  • News

    January 22, 2004

    Gordon Dillow Is A Hack

    A new game from OC Weekly!

  • Columns

    November 6, 2003

    What a Rush!

    A Commie in the Limbaugh Club

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    October 16, 2003
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    July 24, 2003
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    July 17, 2003
  • Features

    July 10, 2003

    Burying the Dead

    Famous war correspondent Gordon Dillow struggles with his truth

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    June 26, 2003
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    October 10, 2002

    Mightier Than the Sword

    Bill Mauldins enduring war cartoons

  • Columns

    August 15, 2002
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    November 8, 2001

    Dillow Interruptus

    Ramblings from an ink-stained Reg wretch

  • News

    September 27, 2001

    So Long, OCN

    Were again the bastard stepchild to LA

  • News

    July 19, 2001

    Beating on the Gooks Not All Bad

    The Weeklys I Wanna Be a Register Columnist Competition

  • Columns

    July 19, 2001

    If I Were Gordon Dillow

    How to write geriatric!

  • Music

    May 10, 2001

    Club of a Thousand Dances

    Choosing between metal and merengue at JC Fandango

  • Columns

    June 15, 2000
  • News

    April 27, 2000

    Dillow's 'Cowboy Code'

    Register columnist longs for the good ol intolerant days

  • Columns

    July 8, 1999
  • News

    February 25, 1999

    Rekindling Faith

    We all have a cross to burn

  • Features

    November 5, 1998

    Orange County's Scariest People!

    Hey! It really IS the Year of the Woman!

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