President Obama, in town for a fundraiser, has made local headlines by stopping at Great Eastern for takeout dim sum. The San Francisco Chronicle has decided the stopover is a scandal. I agree, but not for the same reasons.
Chronicle reporter Carla Marinucci pointed out that Obama, who signed t ... More >>
Matt SmithSeparated At Birth?Is President Barack Obama Cosmo G. Spacely, the tyrannical chairman of Spacely Space Sprockets who banished George Jetson whenever he misused technology? Obama aides recently threatened to deny presidential access to a Chronicle reporter, after she used a cell-phone c ... More >>
We here at The Snitch have followed the long-running murmurs about a future state constitutional convention with interest. After all, in a state as saturated with moneyed interests and crippled by partisan hackery as California, just what rough beast might be born from a thorough redesign of our met ... More >>
Scott Gerber, director of communications for California Attorney General Jerry Brown, has resigned after admitting last week that he had secretly recorded conversations with journalists, including a recent telephone conference call with a San Francisco Chronicle reporter.Brown's office has releas ... More >>
The diminishing ranks of loyal San Francisco Chronicle subscribers were greeted this morning with an above-the-fold, A-1 story that promised a juicy scoop: "Phone calls taped secretly; Brown's office recorded talks with reporters." Ooooh. Is Attorney General Jerry Brown, the current favorite in the ... More >>
California Attorney General Jerry Brown's spokesman has been placed on leave following revelations that he secretly tape-recorded conversations with reporters, the attorney general's office said today.In a statement sent to SF Weekly in response to questions about the incident, Brown staffer Christi ... More >>
Hey, look! It's an 'Everyman!'
In a front-page story this morning on how "palpable" public outrage pushed a settlement in the BART labor situation, the Chronicle quoted all the usual suspects. But it continued to give an awful lot of credence to "Web forums" and the commenters on its Web site as ... More >>