The Truth About Trutanich
LA Weekly's 'Carmen the Barbarian' print edition cover attracted so much attention that demand for LA's weekly newspaper quickly exceeded supply. Within days of release most copies of the LA Weekly snapped up by readers intrigued by the amazing front cover artwork.
The Truth About Trutanich' is almost exclusively comprised of readers' comments (at least the ones that used the least amount of profanity) concerning Trutanich's lackluster career as Los Angeles City Attorney.
The 'sell out' success of the LA Weekly seems to have sparked a cottage industry for re-sale of the scarce copies of the 'Carmen the Barbarian' edition of the LA Weekly. A copy was being offered for sale on Craigslist as a 'collectible.' $50 for 'this piece of journalistic history' the seller says.
Perspectives on Trutanich
The Los Angeles Metropolitan News-Enterprise had some interesting perspectives on Carmen Trutanich's electability.
Editor/Co-Publisher Roger M. Grace's 'Perspectives' column on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, starts with District Attorney Steve Cooley's opinion about former Deputy DA Kim Smith's candidacy for Superior Court Judge. Smith has filed nominating papers for a run against Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Sanjay Kumar, apparently banking on voter bias against an incumbent with a mideastern name. Kumar has an unblemished and highly respected reputation as a jurist, and both Grace and Cooley are sharply critical of Smith's campaign.
'Perspectives' also reports on City Attorney Carmen Trutanich's fall from media grace, noting both the LA Weekly's 'Carmen the Barbarian' piece, and the lambasting Trutanich has received from KFI AM640 talk show hosts John and Ken over his "all over the place" positions on granting driver licenses to illegal aliens.