Tuesday, February 12, 2008

LA Times Staff: No Porn Unless Its for a Story.

AFTER A LOS ANGELES TIMES writer opined that owner Sam Zell's use of foul language should be reflected in the newspaper's pages, a memo was sent to the staff.

The memo says the fundamental rules of decorum and decency still apply. And it also adds this odd little line:

Looking at pornography on the job, unless in pursuit of a story, also is not good judgment.

Uh, ok. Are they implying that Zell is a porn surfer as well a man who likes to curse?

Zell, a real estate magnate who bought into journalism last year, has never claimed to be a journalist. His business approach to journalism is a bit disturbing. But he does make for fun stories.

1 comment:

Ben said...

Personally, I feel that if you can get all of your work done, looking at porn is your own prerogative.