Jan 1 2004

A Little Help From Media Friends

While conservative pundits frequently charged that the L.A. Times‘ expose was motivated by partisanship, the LA Weekly‘s Hollywood reporter, Nikki Finke (9/12/03), was one of the few to draw attention to the fact that right-wing radio was explicitly campaigning to recall incumbent Democrat Gray Davis. The websites of Disney’s KABC-AM in L.A. and its KSFO-AM in San Francisco both had “countdown clocks” ticking out the projected end to “California’s Gray Days.” Salem communications’ Sacramento AM promoted itself as “the Home of the Recall,” reported Finke. Claiming that they feared an avalanche of ads from all 135 candidates in the race, […]