Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Janice Hahn, Canceling Critics Since 2010

So a funny thing happened on the way to my Facebook account.

Janice Hahn unfriended me. Not just unfriended me, but blocked me. The internet equivalent of wishing me into the cornfield.

Turns out I'm in good company.

Last week, LA City Council member and Lt. Gov candidate Janice Hahn told us that she was canceling her LA Times subscription after the Times endorsed SF Mayor Gavin Newsom.

Not only that, Janice told us, she canceled her MOTHER'S subscription, too, saying she didn't want a whiff of the LAT's musk on her doorstep. Instead, she said she would read The Chronicle.

Well, The Chronicle's subscription department is bracing for some more bad news Monday: The Chronicle's editorial board endorsed Newsom Monday, too. So did the Sac Bee's ivory tower posse the other day. Reminder: Reporters don't make the call on endorsements. That's the purview of the edit board, done indepedently from us.

A call is in to Team Hahn. We await the response.

While all of this is pretty funny, if elected to represent the district, Hahn's going to have to get used to the idea of representing everyone in the district, not just those who agree with her.  Hahn's proclivity for sweeping critics (critics, not crackpots) under the rug and out of sight ought to raise some red flags for voters.

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