I missed this news although LA Observed had it on Wednesday afternoon. Amid a group of new layoffs at the LA Times, veteran columnist Tim Rutten has been….ankled, as they say in Variety.
What a truly stupid move on the part of the Times. Rutten has been—and remains—a valuable, vibrant and deeply insightful voice at the paper on so many matters.
I cannot imagine what the LA Times is thinking. Who’s next, Steve Lopez?