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And now, the new fake news ...

by Brad A. Greenberg

August 21, 2008 | 1:54 pm

Ad from the Fake L.A. Times

“A good newspaper, I suppose,” playwright Arthur Miller famously said, “is a nation talking to itself.”

A good blog, by contrast, often reads like one person talking to themselves. I often feel like I’m talking to myself, and its encouraging to be reminded that someone is listening in. Hence this post.

When Roy Rivenburg launched Fake L.A. Times, he wasn’t sure if it would be a dynamic organism. But I, and I imagine others whose input he considered more valuable, suggested he update it from time to time to keep the site fresh and us consumers of the fake news coming back.

LAObserved just directed me to the big news—that Sam Zell bought California and the real L.A. Times is adding a Playboy section. I also discovered the Vatican and Warner Bros are working together on a remake of St. John of the Cross as a Batman medieval prequel, “Dark Knight of the Soul.”

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