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Thursday, December 08, 2005

By An Actress Scorned

Jonah Goldberg has a lot of fun with Barbra Streisand's letter to the LA Times in which she claims that dropping (among other) Bob Sheer from their editorial page to be replaced with (among others) Jonah Goldberg makes the LA Times "less diverse".

What she really means, of course, is that she likes Sheer and doesn't like Goldberg. She says, "It seems that your new leadership, especially Publisher Jeff Johnson, is entirely out of touch with your readers and their desire to be exposed to views that stretch them beyond their own paradigms. So although the number of contributors to your Op-Ed pages may have increased, in firing Scheer and hiring columnists such as Jonah Goldberg, the gamut of voices has undeniably been diluted."

Yet if what she wants is for readers to be stretched "beyond their own paradigms" and if the LA Times readership is as liberal as she describes, wouldn't someone they disagree with stretch them more than a columnist like Sheer who practically personifies the hard left wing of journalism?

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