September 24, 2005
TIM RUTTEN'S article "It's Hard to Feel Bad for Geraldo" [Sept. 17] opens with snide comments about Rupert Murdoch's "ceaseless schemes for global domination." I guess Ted Turner and CNN's liberal drivel to warp the minds of the world against America doesn't qualify? SCOTT THOMAS TRUNK La Mirada AS soon as Geraldo Rivera learns that a story is about a story and not about himself and his ego, the sooner he'll stop being the whipping boy. SCOT E. MCKONE Yucca Valley
September 3, 2005
RE "Constant Intrigue," by Kenneth Turan, Aug. 31: To the producers and director of "The Constant Gardener": Don't be shocked if your film fails to find a major audience. Think "The Manchurian Candidate" remake, "The Insider" and all the other anti-corporate/anti-capitalist drivel Hollywood routinely tries to stuff down our throats. Believe it or not, there are millions of us who do not think multinational corporations are intrinsically evil and who do think that there is more good in the world than bad and that not all politicians and business people are cynical money-grabbers waging war on the world's oppressed to benefit Halliburton (or fill in the blank)
March 20, 2005
Every Sunday I open the Opinion section, hoping that the editorial department will have returned to sanity. Week after week I am disappointed. Opinion has become as toothless as an octogenarian. I am caught in a time warp as vapid as the '50s and as vitriolic as the McCarthy era, when questioning authority begs my patriotism and fear is the most powerful four-letter word. I have hardened myself to Michael Ramirez's pontificating cartoons, but the ego-drivel of Joel Stein belongs in the entertainment section.
March 6, 2005 |
Being a TV weatherperson has got to be the best job in the world. Sure, being an ice cream taster at Ben & Jerry's, Leonardo DiCaprio or the head of human resources for the Acme Porn Flick Co. are also good career choices, but they don't afford you the luxury of screwing up 365 days in a row while not only keeping your job but getting a raise. Think about it. If doctors, airline pilots and dry cleaners had the same success rate as TV weatherpeople, there would be a major uprising.
December 19, 2004 |
If some calamity punches holes in our records and books, and leaves in its wake only fragments, have you ever wondered what archeologists several centuries down the road will deduce about this holiday we call Christmas? I predict they will speak with certainty of a civilization that worshiped flying reindeer, bemoaned Grandma getting run over by them, and fretted about one with a red nose beset by sibling rivalry issues.
November 28, 2004
As a paying moviegoer, I found Deborah Nadoolman Landis' whines and woes more than a little irritating ("A Thread of Respect," Nov. 21). Whatever lack of respect she and others receive in the film industry is of no concern to me. I'm sure my local 7-Eleven clerk would like a little more respect too. Costume designers should deal with their concerns in the proper forum, not on the cover of the Sunday Los Angeles Times Calendar Section. I'm the one who pays 10 bucks, eats lousy popcorn and sits through way too much drivel.