Media pupu platter

A small assortment of over-fried appetizers for your enjoyment:

pupu.jpgA small assortment of over-fried appetizers for your enjoyment:

-Tribune Co. president Scott Smith tells the Chicago Sun-Times that reports of LAT-Tribune Co. tensions are overstated and that the paper is “absolutely not for sale.” He describes the paper as “very special”– just like Corky in ‘Life Goes On.’ (link via Romenesko)

-Virginia Heffernan applies her genius-level critical eye to SoCal quasi-reality show ‘Laguna Beach.’

-Independent Sources notes a fishy-seeming KCBS newscast about the Santa Monica Pier as a potential terror target.