August 3, 2007

WHICH RAISES THE OBVIOUS QUESTION...:

Newscaster suspended over affair (Duke Helfand and Meg James, August 3, 2007, LA Times)

Los Angeles television newscaster Mirthala Salinas was suspended without pay for two months — but not dismissed — Thursday from KVEA-TV Channel 52 for covering Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa while they were romantically involved, a relationship that journalism experts said damaged the station's credibility.

Who did she sleep with to avoid any meaningful punishment?

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 3, 2007 6:59 AM
Comments

Had to be someone who probably gave money to Villaraigosa. We shan't be too hard on the Mayor, though: If you've ever seen a picture of Ms. Salinas, you'll quickly realize that Hizzoner has exquisite taste in women.

Posted by: Brad S at August 3, 2007 7:56 AM

Ugh, Brad S., your low standards are showing. Wasn't "His Honor" (a misnomer if I ever saw one) married at the time of the affair? Stinks.

Posted by: Buttercup at August 3, 2007 8:17 AM

A bit racier than the journalistic hoo-ha we recently had here in Chicago:

"Although she acknowledged a "lapse in judgment" for going swimming with the estranged husband of a missing Plainfield woman, Amy Jacobson never imagined it would destroy her career as a reporter for WMAQ-Channel 5...Jacobson was pulled off covering the story and subsequently fired for her appearance Friday at the home of Craig Stebic, whose estranged wife, Lisa Stebic, has been missing since April 30. The couple, who have two children, were in the midst of a divorce."

http://www.suntimes.com/news/463211,CST-NWS-feder11.article

We know what they are. It's just a matter of their price...

Posted by: Rick T. at August 3, 2007 10:17 AM
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