Speaking power to truth
Sam Zell riles LA Times reporters in Washington, DC by telling them they're too many in number and too exclusive in content. Think like a wire service, he implores (threatens?).
Bureau Chief Doyle McManus hurriedly applied a poultice of strong tea to the wound. We'll see how many veterans bolt in the wake.
Not sure if this is related, but Phil Willon was recently assigned to covers politics - including presidential politics - for the Times and he is based in Riverside, Calif.