LAT in 90 seconds

– Why do politicians and other serious people appear on ‘The Colbert Report’ and allow themselves to be mocked? For the same reason Brigitte Nielsen appears on ‘The Surreal Life’: exposure. (occasionally with a tinge of desperation.)

– I think ‘The great street-cleaning lie‘ is kind of an overstated hed, but I sympathize anyway.

– A shocking development on the Most Emailed List: Angelenos are very interested in a local news story of genuine significance!