In addition to the LA Times' editorial condemnation of Trutanich, the Times also published a Ted Rall cartoon exposing Trutanich as an anti-free speech shakedown conman.
|The LA Times published this Ted Rall cartoon portraying Trutanich |
as an anti-free speech shakedown conman. (Credit Ted Rall/LA Times)
Gone are the days that Trutanich could count on the media to support him as the 'anti-business as usual' candidate. Instead, they now appear to view him not only as the antithesis of everything he said he stood for, but as an anti free speech terrorist and a grandstanding blowhard who will do anything to get his name in the press.
Trutanich's plan to sue and bankrupt the Occupy LA protesters will likely cost the City of LA much more than his failed 'criminal aspects' investigation into AEG's handling of the Michael Jackson memorial. Trutanich has refused to disclose the costs of his year-long fiasco of an investigation, but based on his own comments to City Council, his Bureau of Investigations was fully occupied in trying to find an apparently non-existent crime. For Trutanich, the costs were probably not a consideration compared with the publicity it generated for him.
But if Trutanich thinks victimizing the Occupy LA protesters with another 'criminal aspects' sideshow will work again to help his campaign to become District Attorney, he appears to have made a big mistake. Trutanich has made bullying threats too often, and like the boy who cried wolf, his credibility is in the toilet, and the media are not afraid to say it, and the Dragnet will continue to publish the truth about Carmen Trutanich.